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Government Slammed For Not Helping Landlords

The government has been heavily criticised for not coming to the assistance of thousands of landlords who have mistakenly granted tenants assured tenancies rather than assured shorthold tenancies . The MHCLG Department (Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government) has confirmed in writing to an industry association that is has no intentions whatsoever of introducing […]

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AVOID FROZEN OR BURST PIPES

Find out how to protect the pipes in your home in freezing weather and who to call if the worst does happen. Who to call if you need help: Inside your property: Emergency plumber – WaterSafe In an emergency, use this website to find an industry-approved plumber in your area. Outside your property: Your water […]

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Smoke and carbon regulations come under scrutiny

Last week, the Government announced that they are to review the effectiveness of the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015. This is of major importance as it effects all landlords of private rented sector properties in England, and their agents. Whilst the Government is keen to stress that the consultation does not propose […]

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Congratulations To Patricia

Boxall Brown and Jones are pleased to announce that Patricia Porumbel has been awarded the NFOPP Level 3 certificate in Residential Letting and Property Management which demonstrates her extensive knowledge of  the key areas of law and good practice in relation to residential letting and property management. Patricia is already a experienced Property Manager within […]

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What do tenants want in 2017?

Most important property factors revealed by Gary Whittaker One of the most important things that letting agents need to know when it comes to finding tenants, marketing and showing properties is what prospective residents are likely to be looking for from the home they are looking to rent. The challenge that exists with this is that […]

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LEADING DERBY PROPERTY FIRM BOLSTERS SENIOR TEAM AS PART OF WIDER GROWTH PLAN

Derby’s Boxall Brown & Jones and BBJ Commercial announce four new appointments to the Partnership, strengthening the core senior team across both brands which together represent a leading force within Derby’s residential and commercial property markets respectively.                       B&J Commercial was established in 2010 as […]

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Updated Legionella Regulations

Following a recent ARLA (Association of Residential Letting Agents) conference, we have been advising our Landlords to have a Legionella Risk Assessment. ARLA were expressing concern that most landlords do not have a Legionella Risk Assessment despite this being a legal requirement.  ARLA have instructed their members that we should be routinely carrying out risk […]

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Moonlight Walking – the BBJ Babes raise well over £600 for charity!

Boxall Brown and Jones regularly fund raise for various different charities each year and this year, some of the ladies decided to join the Moonlight Walk to raise money for Treetops Hospice in Risley. The walk started at 10pm on Friday 17th June 2016 and it took the BBJ Babes just over two hours to […]

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New EPC rulings

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is urging landlords and agents acting on their behalf to bring themselves up to date on the effects of the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 which are now in force. From April 1 tenants living in private rental sector property with F and G […]

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Full Time Lettings Negotiator Required

Boxall Brown and Jones’ busy Lettings Department is expanding and require a full time office based Lettings Negotiator. As Lettings Negotiator you will be responsible for booking viewings and market appraisals, negotiating tenancy applications, handling referencing and all the legal administration to sign the tenant up. The right candidate will be professional, customer focused, proactive and able […]

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Boxall Brown and Jones are recruiting!

As Property Manager you will be responsible for the rental and management of large portfolios of properties and duties will include managing and overseeing the portfolio, coordinating the property maintenance, responding and actioning any requirements from tenants / landlords, house visits, check outs, new inventories and viewings. The right candidate will be professional, customer focussed, […]

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Lettings Department move to ground floor

Just to make you aware, that if you have visited our office in the past, our Lettings Department was situated on the first floor of our Iron Gate premises. However, from January 2016, we are now operating out of our ground floor sales/estate agency offices – working closely with our Sales Team. Please bear with […]

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Christmas Opening Hours

Wednesday 23rd December:  Closed from 12 noon Thursday 24th December to  Monday 28th December          Closed Tuesday 28th December to Thursday 31st December        Open 9am-1pm Saturday 2nd January               Open 9am-1pm Monday 4th January                 Open normal hours Have a lovely Christmas and New Year from everyone in the Lettings Department!

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Property Manager Required For Busy Derby Estate Agents….

Boxall Brown and Jones are continuing to expand their successful Residential Lettings Department and are looking for a Property Manager to join the business. As a Property Manager you will be responsible for the rental and management of large portfolios of properties and duties will include managing and overseeing the portfolio, coordinating the property maintenance, […]

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Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Regs passed – law from 1st October 2015

 Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Regulations will now become law on 1 October 2015 meaning that all properties in England – whether existing tenancies or new tenancies – will need to comply with the regulations by Thursday 1 October 2015. If local authorities are notified that a property is not compliant, the landlord will be issued […]

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New regs for smoke and carbon monoxide

Draft regulations for the installation of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms for landlords August 2015   Context: On 11th March 2015 the Housing Minister announced that landlords would be required to install and check smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their properties. This is part of the Government’s plans to create a bigger, better and […]

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BOXALL BROWN AND JONES ACQUIRES PROPERTY MANAGEMENT BUSINESS

Boxall Brown and Jones (one of Derby’s premier Estate Agents, Valuation Surveyors and Letting Agents) has increased its footprint in the Derby lettings market with the recent acquisition of long established lettings business Jeffery Jones. Jeffery Jones is a professional lettings and property management company, covering all aspects of the rental property market including investment […]

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£7,000 raised at Charity Ball for ‘Help For Heroes’

We are still counting the last few pennies, but Boxall Brown & Jones and BBJ Commercial are pleased to report that our Charity Ball, which took place last month, has raised around £7000 for our nominated Charity ‘Help For Heroes’.

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Recommend a Friend!

The lettings market is so busy at present, that our Lettings Team urgently require more properties for waiting tenants. Currently, properties are letting within a week and the supply cannot keep up with demand! Therefore, if you have a friend or relative who have a property portfolio (or even just one empty property), please pass on […]

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Would You Like To Come To Our Charity Black Tie Ball?

2015 marks  the 25th anniversary of Boxall Brown & Jones/BB&J Commercial and in order to celebrate the event we will be holding our 5th Charity Ball at Derbyshire County Cricket Club and we would like to invite you, your colleagues and friends to join us. As you may be aware, we sponsor a different charity […]

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