Houseen is an established, respected lettings and property management company, based in Brighton & Hove since 2008. Whether you’re a landlord, tenant or buy-to-let investor, you’ll benefit from our intimate knowledge of the city and its private rented sector; we have particular experience in letting and managing quality 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 provide a comprehensive property maintenance and repairs service to ensure complete peace of mind for landlords and tenants. 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, we’ve created an easy-to-use webpage where you can ‘self-diagnose’ common problems in and around your property before contacting us: if you’re still not sure, you can even send us pictures!


We’re a specialist lettings company, offering a proven, professional service to landlords and tenants. We have specialist knowledge of letting and managing premium properties, a real growth area in the local market, and popular with buy-to-let investors and landlords with small portfolios. And in a city with two universities, we’re also very experienced in letting student accommodation. Our property management and maintenance services are fully accredited by the independent Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS).


As established lettings and property management professionals, we have a great track record built up over more than 10 years; we’re also members of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) and Property Ombudsman schemes


We’ve developed slick, robust systems for managing our lettings, all backed by our membership of SAFEagent, Client Money Protect, Deposit Protection Service and Tenancy Deposit Scheme to give you complete peace of mind.


Brighton & Hove is a large, diverse and vibrant city, and that’s reflected in 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. We generally have around 50 properties on our books at any given time, ranging from studio flats and student accommodation to houses and premium apartments. Please follow the link below to view our current properties on our Rightmove page: if you’re interested in renting a property, or have one you want to let, please contact us.


Ryan Zhu

Ryan is a Brighton-based entrepreneur, 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 looks after the property management side of our business, handling day-to-day maintenance issues, enquires and administration. She provides a vital link between landlords, tenants and our local network of trusted property maintenance contractors.

Amy Howourth

Amy joined the company in 2017 as our senior lettings negotiator. She works with clients on marketing properties, conducting valuations 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 the business, with particular responsibility for our property management work.

Contact us

Here’s how you can reach us – by phone, email, or in person.


62 Church Road,
East Sussex, BN3 2FP

Phone: 01273 652 222
email: info@houseen.com
Hours: 9:00am – 5:30pm


By car

Our offices are in Church Road in central Hove, just off The Drive (B2815) and Old Shoreham Road (A270) and a couple of miles from the main A27 coast road.

By train

Hove railway station is about half a mile from our offices. It’s a walk of 12-15 minutes; there’s also a bus (21/21A) that runs every half-hour, and takes four minutes.


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