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What Type of Property Survey do I need?

Have you found ‘the one’? The next step is to make sure your property is in working order and as it should be. That is where a property survey comes in. Buying a new home is probably one of the biggest financial investments you will ever make, and no one wants hidden surprises when you

Boxing Day Bounce – The Busiest Festive Period EVER for the Property Market

Prospective home movers took to the internet in record numbers over the festive period to browse property listings. In what was a crazy year for the housing marketing in 2021, at Boxall Brown & Jones we have seen numerous enquiries from buyers and tenants. Even Rightmove reported that enquiries increased by 23% between Boxing Day

How Much Does It ACTUALLY Cost to Buy a Home?

Solicitor’s fees, mortgage fees, stamp duty and other costs can add up when buying a property. Today we will be explaining all the additional fees involved in a house or flat purchase, so that you are completely prepared for your next adventure. Buying a home is not as simple as paying the asking price. There

Selling Your Rented Property – Top Tips for Landlords

Sometimes you may want to sell the property that you are currently letting. This can be complicated when you have tenants that have not reached the end of their tenancy agreement yet. As a landlord, you have specific responsibilities and legal obligations you must follow, and this guide will highlight how to navigate the selling

Why Move to Derby

Museums, live music, galleries, shops and wilderness – the city of Derby is the perfect place to settle down. Where is Derby? Derby is found in southern Derbyshire and is the county’s only city. It occupies one of the most central positions in the UK and has excellent connections to other cities including Manchester, Nottingham,

The Three D’s of Property

Whilst the new year should be full of promise and optimism, for some it may not feel like a happy occasion. This article identifies many realistic facts of life which at least one of the points to be discussed below will sadly affect us all. The Three D’s of property are likely to involve emotional

How to Bag Free Furniture for an Unfurnished Property

Are you moving properties and looking to bag some free stuff to help you get started? There are plenty of ways to get furniture and other essentials for nothing. Here is where you need to start hunting… Furnishing a rented or bought property can be eye-wateringly expensive – but if you are clever, you may

Safety Responsibilities as a Landlord

When it comes to the responsibilities of a landlord, the safety of the tenants must be a top priority. To allow you to understand what can be expected, we have compiled the main safety concerns you must be aware of and the legal obligations you must follow. Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms In

7 Questions First-Time Buyers Should Be Asking – From The Property Experts

With the average house prices in the UK reaching record highs, buying a property is a hugely expensive investment – especially as a first-time buyer. The process can feel incredibly stressful and small mistakes could mean you miss a trick and potentially a great bargain!  Today we thought we would share our top questions for first time buyers from

How to Make Your Property Look Good Before Marketing

Preparing your home for marketing and viewers is important. It will not only ensure your property is sold faster, but it can potentially add more to value to the price. Today we are sharing a full break down of how you can add value to your property. Declutter – But Do Not Depersonalise Dispose of

How Much is my House Worth?

Are you looking to buy, sell or rent a property? Knowing how much your property is worth is a crucial factor when determining the asking or sale price of a property. See what your local agents think it is worth Whether you are ready to sell or just curious, it is best to get in

9 Common House Selling Myths you Can Safely Ignore

The property industry has so many myths, some repeated so frequently that people believe them to be gospel. The truth however, is often very different! Sure, some myths have a foundation of truthfulness to them, but other house selling myths can be completely wrong. But how do you know what to believe and what to

A Guide to Buying a New-Build Home

New-build properties are a popular option for many people across the country, especially for first-time buyers. Getting on to the property ladder is one of the greatest financial commitments you will probably ever make. That is why for this week’s Top Tip Tuesday we want to provide a comprehensive guide to help you snap up

How to Save for Your First Home

Buying your first property can feel exciting and daunting at the same time – knowing where to start can also feel like challenge! That is why for this week’s Top Tip Tuesday we are giving you 7 tips to help you save for your first home. If you would like to download a full step-by-step

A Complete Guide to Planning Permission in England and Wales

Are you looking to improve your property? Do you have a project that requires planning permission? For this weeks Top Tip Tuesday we are providing you with a complete guide from start to finish on planning permission. So, what is planning permission? So you want to build your own house on a piece of land

3 Early Holiday Shopping Trends for the 2021 Festive Season

The Christmas holiday shopping season is already in full-swing for many people across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). In fact, 21% of people in the EMEA region started their shopping as early as June, according to new research from Google and Ipsos. Following the biggest ever holiday season for digital spending in 2020, the

How Can Landlords Be More Environmentally Friendly?

As you may know, the UK is hosting the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow between the 31 October – 12 November 2021. With this in mind, today we wanted to share some advice on how landlords can be more environmentally friendly. So, what is top of a landlord’s agenda? Most would say that it

Autumn Budget 2021: Key Points you Need to Know

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled the contents of his Budget in the House of Commons. He is setting out the government’s tax and spending plans for the year ahead, we will be updating this blog as more information is revealed. Here is a summary of the main points you need to know: Housing £24bn earmarked

Decorating Your House for Halloween 2021

Spooky season is upon us! At Boxall Brown and Jones, we have been getting into the Halloween spirit by adding some decorations and eating some Halloween treats. Today we wanted to share some Halloween decoration tips to make your house look super spooky this season! Decorating the outside of your house If you want to

Beautiful Kitchens Fit For Any Great British Bake Off Lover!

Can’t wait to get your friends around to share your GBBO recreations? Kitchens have always been the heart of the home, so it is no surprise that they are one of the top selling points in a property! We have a number of properties on the market right now with Instagram worthy kitchens!  As one

Property Searches Near Train Stations Jump Amid Return to Offices

After more than a year of working from home in bedrooms, spare rooms and kitchen tables, the gradual return to offices has begun. With a quick route into the office rising up the priority list again for commuters, many property firms have seen a big jump in buyer searches for homes near commuter stations outside

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