Established in 2008, Houseen is a highly respected property sales, lettings and property management company operating across south-east England from its head office in Brighton & Hove. Whether you’re a landlord, tenant, vendor or prospective purchaser, you’ll benefit from our intimate knowledge of the region’s diverse property sector, particularly new-build and properties at the upper end of the market.

As one of Brighton & Hove’s leading lettings companies, we act for both landlords and tenants, and enjoy an outstanding reputation for our honest, professional service. We also offer bespoke advice and assistance for landlords seeking to sell [and acquire] rental properties.

Our offices are in the heart of Hove, close to major road and rail links, and easily accessible from all parts of the city. We’re members of the arla | propertymark Client Money Protection Scheme, and the Property Ombudsman.


We regularly advise and assist landlords who are looking to sell rental properties or add to their existing portfolio. We’re not your typical run-of-the-mill estate agents: our sales service is completely bespoke and draws on our unrivalled property and financial expertise and extensive network of contacts within the UK property sector. To maximise your property visibility in the market, we use Rightmove and Zoopla as our primary marketing portals.


As lettings and property management specialists, we help landlords maximise their rental income, and match tenants to properties that meet their precise needs. We have particular expertise in letting and managing premium properties; a real local growth area and popular with buy-to-let investors and landlords with small portfolios. And in a city with two universities, we’re also highly experienced in letting student accommodation.

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We provide a comprehensive property maintenance and repairs service, fully accredited by the independent Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS). All work is carried out by trusted local contractors and specialists we’ve worked with for many years. To help you get the precise help you need, follow the link below to an easy-to-use webpage where you can ‘self-diagnose’ common property problems, and even send in pictures, before contacting us.


We base our rental valuations on our detailed knowledge and experience of the local market that we’ve built up over 10 years. So you can rely on the assessment we give you to be honest, realistic and achievable.


We’ve developed slick, robust systems for managing our lettings, all backed by our membership of SAFEagent, arla | propertymark and the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) to give you complete peace of mind.


Brighton & Hove is a large, diverse and vibrant city, and that’s reflected in the nature of our properties. Whether you’re looking to study, work, retire or invest, you’ll find your perfect house or flat right here.


We specialise in rented residential property in Brighton & Hove, covering the BN1, BN2 and BN3 postcode areas. On our Rightmove page, we have a wide selection of properties, ranging from studio flats and student accommodation to houses and premium apartments, which is constantly updated. When you register with us, we’ll email you details of properties that match your exact requirements: to register today, please contact us.


Ryan Zhu

Ryan is a Brighton-based entrepreneur and NFoPP-qualified property professional, with many years’ experience in property investment and management in the UK and worldwide. He founded Houseen in 2008, and is closely involved in the day-to-day running of the business, working directly with landlords and investors on a range of property issues.

Debbie Starr

Debbie is our office manager, and looks after the property management side of our business, handling day-to-day maintenance enquires and administration. She provides a vital link between landlords, tenants and our local network of contractors.

Esther Lyon

Esther Lyon joined the company in 2021 spring as our lettings administrator. She works with clients on marketing properties, conducting viewings and helping to secure lettings on terms that work for both landlords and tenants.

Stacey Ponman

Stacey is Ryan’s business partner and co-founder of Houseen. An NFoPP-qualified property manager, she’s involved in all aspects of marketing and developing the business, with particular responsibility for our property management work.

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