Lawton & Dawe Properties – FAQs

We’re estate and lettings agents in Brighton and Hove, helping people to buy, sell, let and rent their homes.  Our approach is, “With you as you grow”.  That’s how we feel about our clients, whether they’re landlords, tenants, vendors or buyers.  You may have a “property journey” ahead of you and we’d like to support you at each stage.

Our staff are often asked the following questions, so to help you make an informed decision about using our services, we thought we’d ask and answer them on your behalf.  We like to help.

Contact us if you’re not sure, though.  There may be something we’ve not thought of.


What areas you cover?

Mainly Hove, actually.  We know this area very well.

Restricting our geographic reach distils our expertise and enables us to recommend, let and sell only the best and most appropriate properties to our customers.  What’s more, we know almost all there is to know about all the local amenities.

We even know the bus routes.

And the bars (apparently).


How long have you been in business?

We were founded in 2010 by Lucy Dawe, who leads the business as founder and CEO.  Since that time the property sector has grown.  Whilst people are still buying and selling, the rental sector has seen a big increase.  Landlords are upping their game, with attractive well-maintained properties to attract good quality tenants.

What does being a member of ARLA Propertymark mean?

It means a great deal and is very important to us.  We are a fully accredited members of the Association of Residential Letting Agents.  Firstly, not all letting agencies have this.  Why?  Because it’s hard to get!  And, hard to keep, of course.

Being an ARLA Propertymark member signifies that we adhere to the standards and levels of professionalism that ARLA Propertymark sets out for its members.  We have to work to a robust Code of Practice which governs everything we do.  All our key stages in letting and managing property are in accordance with this accreditation body.


I’m a tenant.  Where do you keep my deposit?

There are strict rules governing how and where we store your deposit payment.  Since 2007, legislation has been in place to ensure that we lodge deposits in a Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme.  A certificate of the deposit will be sent to you within 30 days of the start of your tenancy.

This legislation goes a long way towards protecting our tenants’ money and we support it whole heartedly.


I’m a landlord.  Can you take care of everything for me?

Yes, of course.  We offer full property management services for landlords and would be very pleased to offer you this timesaving, stress-busting service.

Lawton & Dawe Properties is looking forward to hearing from you.  Contact us today for more information about how we can help you.


Do you have Client Money Protection?

Yes.  We’ve always had this.

As members of ARLA Propertymark, this comes as part of the package. Our accounts are audited yearly, and we proudly have our CMP certificate on show in the office.

We need you to know that your money is where it should be at all times. Please do ask us if you need more information.