With our knowledge of the market, we’re a great place to start. Let us know the type of property you are looking for and we will provide you with details of all the properties that meet your criteria. Then simply confirm which you would like to view and we will arrange for accompanied viewings as soon as possible.


Rental Application

The following summarises the information we will require to complete your application. If you have any queries or concerns please speak with a member of our team.


To comply with the Immigration Act 2016 we are required to carry out an identification check. A range of documents can be used to complete this check, including a UK passport, EEA/Swiss national passport/identity card, UK immigration status document endorsed with unlimited leave, a certification of naturalisation or registration as a British citizen, and more.

For full details you can view and download the UK Government’s User Guide titled ‘Right to Rent Document Checks’ here (


In addition to Right to Rent information, we will also require several other documents as proof of address, all of which must be dated within 30 days of your application. These may include:

  • Bank Statement
  • Credit card statement
  • Utility bill
  • Council tax bill
  • Letter from a Government department

References & Credit Checks

As standard, credit checks are carried out on all applicants and guarantors. Please speak with our team if you have any county court judgements, bankruptcies or voluntary agreements before we submit your application so that we can discuss your options.

References will be requested from current or previous employers, an accountant if you are self-employed, along with a Landlord(s) relating to any previous tenancies.

Burgess & Co Lettings & Property Management use Van Mildert to carry out referencing and credit checks.


If a Guarantor is required they will be required to submit an application and references/credit checks will be obtained. Guarantors require an annual gross income that is three times the annual rent to be covered.


Please note, we require one month’s rent in advance (minus the holding deposit) and a deposit that is usually equal to one month’s rent (this may differ according to property). Our deposits are registered with the Deposit Protection Scheme and prescribed information is given to tenants prior to the start date of the tenancy agreement.

To find out more about our rental service for tenants and landlords please contact our team at:

Burgess & Co Lettings & Property Management
27-29 Cooden Sea Road
Little Common
East Sussex
TN39 4SJ

Call: 01424 533555