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Finding somewhere to live

Brighton & Hove is a popular place to live and has lots of areas with their own character and features.

We've put together information about the main residential zones of Brighton & Hove, including travel times and routes to key locations. Just click on the pin in our map below to find out more about each area.

The pins show you the typical information for broad areas of the city. We haven't included boundaries as they are hard to define so you can use pins near the area(s) you're interested in to gauge what they are like and how long it takes to get to key places.

We've added train stations and major supermarkets (though there are lots of other places to buy food including independent shops) to help you make an informed decision about the location you are considering.

You can zoom in on the map to see details of bus stops or take a look at www.buses.co.uk for details of bus journeys. The 25 is the most common route between Brighton and the University.

You can click on features in the map below or open the map in a new window to search for particular places.

Don't forget that if you're looking for somewhere to live you should contact Sussex Student Lettings, our student-friendly lettings agency that is free for students.

The University's Housing Office have information about finding somewhere to live.

Sussex Student Lettings

Our Students' Union run Lettings Agency is continuously rated number 1 by students. We provide off campus housing for students in Brighton, and don’t charge students any fees (saving you around £200 each!).

We also offer a free advice service to students having issues with their tenancy/landlord/agent so will be happy to help you if you ever experience any difficulties. We are located on the ground floor of Falmer House.

Service Standards

Rent Smart

Sussex Student Lettings  is committed in supporting all students living in Brighton and Hove’s private rented sector. To achieve this aim we work in partnership with other organisations in the city and joined forces to create a new website:  Rent Smart Brighton and Hove. If you are looking for advice and information about renting in Brighton and Hove this one-stop-shop can help you through with information, advice and regular updates by housing professionals on common problems and changes that affect tenants.

Top tips for tenants

Top tips from the Students’ Union to help ensure your tenancy runs smoothly.

Help and advice about tenancy issues

If you experience problems during your tenancy (for instance problems getting repairs done, undue harassment or interference from the landlord or agency, problems getting your deposit returned at the end of your occupation) then contact the Student Union Support & Advocacy Team at advice@sussexstudent.com, or by phoning 01273 877038. They will happy to discuss your concerns and help you identify the best way of taking your issue forward.


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