Julian Bishop – The Founder of Bishop Sullivan

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The Lettings industry has changed dramatically since I started in Central London back in 1999. Two signed contracts by Facsimile, a copy of a passport, a letter from employer, gas safety and some money.

That was all you needed to create a Tenancy and the fastest move in I arranged from a viewing was an hour! There have been many regulatory measures brought in since, mostly for the good (some draconian). Sadly it is no longer possible to move someone into a property within a few hours or days if you are looking to follow best practice. I have never liked rolling the dice and always prefer to do things by the book. My 9 years in Central London taught me that when dealing with people service comes before everything, legal and market knowledge is essential, markets can change rapidly and wasabi is to be treated with respect.

So why did I set up Bishop Sullivan lettings? It is a combination of timing and knowing a better service is possible without breaking the bank. Letting agents and Landlords have been a bit of a punch bag in recent years, sometimes rightly so. With 12 million Tenants and 2 million Landlords in the UK now tax and votes has often been the hidden agenda.

Nevertheless there is a clear line between those who follow the rules and those who don’t. I wanted to set up an agency who lead from the front when it comes to compliance so Landlords and Tenants alike can feel confident their interests are being looked after.

We have a modern approach to the Letting process with digital signing, an app for logging maintenance as well as a resource for all things relating to the property and Tenancy, a utility provider who can set up new Tenancy accounts free of charge and finally a zero deposit scheme to assist those Tenants who prefer not to pay a 6 week cash deposit. All designed to make Landlord’s and Tenant’s lives easier whether a standard Tenancy or a professional sharer HMO management service. Whether you are searching ‘HMO letting agent Brighton’, ‘HMO letting agent Hove’ or just ‘letting agent Brighton and Hove’ we aim to be your first choice.

We also post regular property news updates on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube so make sure you like our page or connect with me to ensure you keep up to date.

We offer a personal level of client care, are totally transparent with no hidden terms and offer value for money to Landlords and Tenants, as a result our Google rating is in the top 8% of the local area. Bishop Sullivan lettings is a combination of my industry experience and a burning desire to offer a service the market is now demanding. Come and join us…

COMPANY ETHOS

Mission Statement: Bishop Sullivan aims to be open and transparent providing an efficient and high standard of service representing value for money.

Philosophy: We welcome regulation, go beyond the minimum legal requirement and ensure there are no hidden terms. All staff are legally trained and encouraged to take industry qualifications. Firmly in the 21st century we utilise modern technology with quick and efficient processes and minimal use of paper while ensuring our clients benefit from information at their fingertips. As a modern ‘Hybrid Agency’ we are able to charge less without compromising service and understand the necessity to provide local knowledge and face to face meetings. 

Code of Ethics: We follow the ARLA and Property Ombudsman codes of practice, have a complaints procedure in place and are happy to be regulated by ARLA (main regulatory body), the Property Ombudsman (financial recourse), the Information Commissioners Office (Data Protection), the Financial Conduct Authority (Advertising Standards) and (anti) Money Laundering Regulations (proof of ID and address). In short we take this very seriously.