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Why You Should Kick-Start a Career in the Property Industry

Are you thinking about getting into a career in the property industry? There are more opportunities in this exciting and rewarding industry than you might realise. It is common to assume that in the rental market, landlords are dealing directly with their tenants, or that estate agents set the price of every property. But the […]

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Common Myths About Investing in UK Residential Properties in 2021

Although UK property is one of the most highly regarded asset classes for its stability, all investments come with their intricacies and complications, which can then lead to misconceptions – particularly by overseas investors as they get to grips with the UK market or the buying process. In this article, we will be addressing the […]

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The Best Smart Home Appliances for 2021

Many people are turning to smart home appliances, whether that is for convenience purposes or for peace of mind. Today, we wanted to share the top smart home appliances for 2021 and why these would be useful in your household. Samsung AirDresser™ This unique appliance keeps your clothing items feeling and smelling fresh. It is […]

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The Nation’s Dream Property is Revealed…

Rightmove recently conducted a survey on what the general public’s dream home would look like, where it would be and how many rooms it would have. According to the results, the UK is a pretty practical nation when it comes to the type of property we dream of living in! Forget the fancy walk in […]

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Demand Soars for Pet-Friendly Rental Homes – What Does This Mean for the Rental Market?

The ‘pandemic pet boom’ has seen more than a third of UK households become pet owners since the first lockdown period in March 2020. And now research has found that the rise in pet ownership is now translating to the rental market, with demand from tenants looking for pet-friendly properties up by 120% within a […]

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How to Make Your Garden More Environmentally Friendly

Did you know that UK gardens cover a combined landmass that is bigger than the Lake District and Peak District put together? That is a huge area and means gardens can provide a vital space for wildlife in a human-dominated landscape. Why not try something new in your garden and make it that little bit […]

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UK Rental Market Sees Sharp Rise in Demand and Growth, as the Nation Reopens Again

Yesterday, Zoopla published their UK Rental Market Report based on the latest insights they have gathered. According to the property portal website, average rents across the UK outside of London rose by over 5% in the last 12 months to the end of July, the biggest increase since they began their index in 2008. Rents […]

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How to Move Plants When Moving Properties

If you have pride in the beautiful things you have planted in your garden and aren’t ready to part with them yet, keep reading to find out how to move your plants. As property experts we can offer some needed advice if you are struggling to decide what to do with your beloved plants. If […]

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Dog-Friendly Interior Ideas!

As International Dog Day was yesterday, we thought we would share all the weird and wonderful dog-friendly interior designs people have created in their home! You never know, perhaps you will find inspiration from this post! First up is the mud room… Even if you are a dog lover, we all know how mucky those […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Packing

At Boxall Brown & Jones, we know how stressful it can be to pack up your home and move. Today we have decided to create a step-by-step guide on how to pack properly! Packing is undoubtedly one of the biggest tasks associated with moving properties. Often the prospect of packing seems so overwhelming that people […]

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IKEA Pushes for Upcycling

The iconic Swedish company has launched “Repurposeful Instructions” to continue the push for sustainability. Unlike many corporations that push hollow eco-friendly PR, Ikea has been doing a lot to make good on its pledge to become more sustainable, in an effort to reach its goal of becoming “fully circular” by the end of the decade. […]

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Five Tips for First Time Property Investors

Buy to let is a high performing asset and many individuals are turning their hand to property as a major source of income. As a first-time investor, it pays to know where to start and know how to make smart decisions when it comes to purchasing an investment property. Being aware of a few key […]

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What Does Your Bedroom Colour Tell People About You?

Colours can hold several hidden meanings, especially from a decorating perspective. Our preferences of colours can reveal a lot about our personalities, especially when we use them to decorate the walls of our personal sanctuary: our bedrooms! The colour you paint your bedroom can reveal a lot about who you are, and so can the […]

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Tips for Using Lettings Agents

For many landlords, deciding whether to use a letting agent is a huge decision. That is why we are sharing our wisdom with you today, to make sure you make the right choices on your letting agent journey! First up, should you use a letting agent? This may be biased but yes! If you have […]

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Tips for Successful Landlords in 2021

Having a good relationship with your tenant is extremely important as a landlord. Rather than leaving your tenants thinking “new year, new landlord”, why not take a look at how you can improve the experience? Keep on reading to find out all the things you should be prepared for, to be a successful landlord in […]

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How TikTok Has Influenced Interior Design and What Trends to Look Out for

TikTok is a popular social media app that has reached a record-breaking audience since it’s relaunch in August of 2018. The app has since surpassed social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and even SnapChat in monthly installs, with more than one billion downloads. According to statistics, 60% of TikTok users are aged between […]

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Rental Demand at an All Time High

Propertymark shares insights into the number of reported new prospective tenants as figures reach an all-time high. Tenant Demands and Available Stock From April’s figure of 82, the average number of tenants per branch reached the highest figure on record to an astonishing 97 tenants. This is significantly higher in comparison to last year, where […]

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How to Let Out a Property

For this week’s Top Tip Tuesday, we have decided to share a guide that will help landlords understand their obligations and responsibilities. Whether they are a first-time landlord or have let properties in the past, there are numerous legislations that landlords are governed by, making it easy for them to unintentionally break the law. So, […]

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UK Government to Introduce a Compulsory Mediation Before Eviction

The government is anticipated to make an announcement today about a compulsory mediation before at least some evictions take place in the private rental sector. This process will relate to circumstances where tenants have accumulated COVID-related arrears. For some time, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has been launching pilot schemes in areas […]

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Landlords: A Guide to Protecting Your Property from Damage

Although most tenants will look after your property, it is important as a landlord to recognise that you are trusting a tenant with your most valuable asset. As a landlord, you are legally responsible for the repair and maintenance of your property. Even if malicious damage is caused by a tenant, the responsibility of fixing […]

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