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Welcome to the North Essex Property Blog! Here you can find information on a wide range of topics to help you during your property transaction from information on market appraisals to FAQs and our top tips for selling your property! Use the blog filter on the right to just see articles relevant to you!

Owning a leasehold property is extremely common in England and wales, but it can be tricky to know exactly what it means. Rightmove have compiled a list of frequently asked questions on the subject so that you’re better equipped the next time you think about buying leasehold.

12/04/19

New research by Rightmove has found that over 90% of home hunters would consider buying a property that needed renovating.

To help those ready to start their next project, Rightmove asked two property experts with decades of experience in the housing industry to share their guidebooks for creating the perfect renovation home.

06/04/19

We have listed below our current properties on the market with No-ongoing chain. 

30/03/19

Spring is the optimum time to sell your home. Spring represents time for change, time to say goodbye to the gloomy winter days and embrace the warmer temperatures and longer hours of day light. Spring marks the start of one of the busiest periods in the property industry.

23/03/19

Book your tickets For the sound of music presented by the Braintree Musical Society.

23/03/19

Joscelyne Chase are delighted to welcome to the market this stunning five bedroom detached home, situated on the sought after Great Notley Village.  

23/03/19

Events around Essex to keep the children entertained throughout the Easter Holidays.

23/03/19

Further changes are on the way for all landlords and letting agents that will affect the process of letting property, many of you may have already followed the proposed introduction of the Tenant Fee Ban and its consequences going forward.

09/03/19

Family homes currently on the market to Let

16/02/19

Are you looking for a Project for your next move? Here are a few of our current properties we have on the market that are in need of refurbishment.

16/02/19

Details of two new units to come on to the market for LET located in Kestrel Park.

16/02/19

Current Family homes on the market for under £500,000

15/02/19

Apartments currently on the market for £300,000 and under.

08/02/19

Details of our current Commercial office space, on the market to Let. 

31/01/19

A selection of homes currently on the market.

31/01/19

The newest properties on the market with Joscelyne Chase that are currently to Let. 

16/01/19

The kitchen tends to be the most used area of the home. From preparing food to eating and drinking, socialising with Friends and family and then of course helping out with homework and creating arts and crafts with the children. The kitchen is a base for family oriented living and has gone from being a room with the distinct purpose of just preparing food in, to the social space of the house.

16/01/19

A contemporary apartment in a central location close to Braintree high street and railway station.

14/01/19

Winter provides the opportunity for homes to be viewed at their cosiest allowing sellers to take advantage of the colder months to sell their properties.

12/01/19

Details of our current Commercial office space, on the market to Let. 

03/01/19

The newest properties on the market with Joscelyne Chase that are currently to Let. 

14/12/18

Thank you to all of our customers who took part in guess the snowman’s name and helped us raise £40.00 for Hope House Essex

29/11/18

If your kitchen is in need of a bit of an update, you don’t have to spend a fortune in order to give it a fresh new look. Putting in a little effort and using some creativity and inspiration from Instagram or pin interest posts you can create a kitchen that you will love that isn’t going to break the bank.

16/11/18

A selection of family homes currently on the market for under £300,000 

15/11/18

With the winter season just around the corner and the weather only set to become colder, it is important to make sure water pipes are insulated to prevent them from freezing.

15/11/18

At Joscelyne Chase we provide a truthful, achievable market appraisal in order to achieve the best possible price for your property. Knowledge of the local market is invaluable as it ensures we are pricing your property correctly. Whether you are looking for a speedy sale or want the best price possible, we will value your property to sell.

10/11/18

Our current detached properties that are on the market to Let.

07/11/18

Santa Fun Run 16th December.

07/11/18

Are you currently looking for a project? If so this property located in Rosemary Avenue,Braintree could be your ideal property. 

03/11/18

Currently on the market with Joscelyne Chase is this Stunning Detached Bungalow renovated to a very high standard. 

03/11/18

Join us for Braintree's Christmas street Market on the 17th of November.  

02/11/18

Our newest properties to come on to the market are displayed below. All properties offer good sized living accommodation in good distance to local amenities. All under the asking price of £300,000

19/10/18

Moving with the times Joscelyne Chase are leading the way with our window display, being the first agent in Braintree to introduce an innovative digital touch screen display.

19/10/18

Below are the Current detached properties that we have on the market.

06/10/18

Our newest properties to Let. 

04/10/18

Our newest properties to come on to the market are displayed below. All properties offer good sized living accommodation in good distance to local amenities .

04/10/18

A selection of Commercial propeties in Braintree and along the A120 corridor.

22/09/18

Are you looking to rent a property in the quaint market town of Braintree? We have listed our top picks of rental properties currently up for rent.

22/09/18

MAJESTY HOUSE - FIRST FLOOR OFFICES

RENT: £44,700 pa

Office 2790 SQFT (259 SQM)

22/09/18

Joscelyne Chase is delighted to offer to the market, 9 KESTREL PARK, FINCH DRIVE,SPRINGWOOD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, BRAINTREE

To Rent £36,000 Pa

Industrial unit     4257 SQFT (395 SQM)

22/09/18

Our newest properties to come on to the market are displayed below. All properties are under £300,000  and offer good sized living accommodation in good distance to local amenities .

22/09/18

A contemporary 3 bedroom house offering good sized accommodation with garage and parking. Available from September 2018 for a period of 12 months on an assured shorthold tenancy.

07/09/18

Properties with self-contained annexes can provide a home for elderly relatives, great for guests and can even be a potential source of income if you decide to let the annex. Below are our current properties on the market which provide self-contained annexes.

24/08/18

A well-presented three bedroom semi-detached house situated in a convenient location and offering off road parking, a rear conservatory and ground floor study/play room. 

24/08/18

A well-presented older style, end of terrace cottage offering good sized accommodation. The property has the benefit of courtyard garden to rear, a basement ideal for office/study or even a playroom/den. There is also resident permit parking on the road.

23/08/18

A spacious 3 bedroom end-terrace property in a cul-de-sac location within the popular market town of Braintree, Essex, benefiting First time buyers from no stamp duty. Currently on the market at £265,000

18/08/18

Below we have selected a mix of bungalows and chalet style bungalow properties that we currently have on the market prices starting from £275,000.

17/08/18

New properties to let within the market town of Braintree offering excellent shopping facilities within the town to include the George Yard shopping centre and a number of supermarkets locally. Braintree offers a good choice of schooling for all ages, and there is a branch line station with service through to London Liverpool Street taking approximately one hour.

16/08/18

Our homes are one of our biggest investments, so it makes sense to capitalise on this through renovations but what changes can add value and allow a more comfortable way of living.

11/08/18

The steel frame on the new Westdrive facility at Skyline 120 is now complete and the external cladding and windows will be added in the coming weeks.

04/08/18

A beautifully presented Grade ll listed character home in the village of Bradwell with delightful aspect over surrounding farmland.

03/08/18

Listed below, our newest properties to come on to the market as of 23/07/2018

26/07/18

From luxury penthouses to chocolate box cottages here are our top picks for first time home buyers. All properties are under £300,000 giving the added bonus of no stamp duty.

21/07/18

All of the exquisite properties below are on the market for under £300,000 benefiting first time buyers, no stamp duty fees.

19/07/18

Joscelyne chase are pleased to bring to the market a 3 bedroom semi-detached bungalow located in a cul-de-sac location in the pretty village of Black Notley.

19/07/18

Beneath is this month’s copy of the RICS report on the Residential market which Joscelyne Chase contribute too each month.

14/07/18

We all tend to judge a book by its front cover this can also be true from the appearance of our homes!

07/07/18

Usher’s Meadow located in Coggeshall road simply is the perfect location for family life. Close to local schools, amenities and well connected to transport/ travel links. We have decided to take a look at some of the best attractions near the Chelsteen homes development in which the whole family can enjoy.

07/07/18

Ushers Meadow a collection of stunning 3 and 4 bedroom properties located in Coggeshall Road, Braintree close to a wealth of amenities and attractions and benefiting from excellent transport connections, allowing you to always feel connected. Prices ranging from £395,000-£475,000

06/07/18

A detached period property located in the picturesque village of Steeple Bumpstead, which has currently been converted into two freehold apartments

30/06/18

The latest update on the new build properties at Tabor House, Bannister Green and Ushers Meadow.

29/06/18

New properties to let within the market town of Braintree offering excellent shopping facilities within the town to include the George Yard shopping centre and a number of supermarkets locally. Braintree offers a good choice of schooling for all ages, and there is a branch line station with service through to London Liverpool Street taking approximately one hour.

23/06/18

Joscelyne Chase are pleased to bring to the market this good sized detached bungalow, in cul de sac location. The property would benefit from some updating but has good potential offering good sized accommodation 3 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen, attractive garden, garage and the advantage of no on-going chain.

Weeley Heath offers primary school, Parks and village hall and bus routes to both Clacton & Colchester. There is also railway station close by.

 

 



23/06/18

A bright and spacious two bedroom apartment situated on the ground floor within the very popular area of Chelmer Village in Chelmsford.

23/06/18

Joscelyne Chase have been instructed to market Majesty House a two storey commercial property offering four office suites located on the Prestigious Skyline 120 business park which has a frontage onto both the A120 and the A131.

22/06/18

Get to Know our Property Manager- Bryan Wheeler 

16/06/18

Joscelyne Chase has been instructed to market this stunning duplex apartment in St Thomas Court Braintree. Offering a wealth of character and modern spacious living space to include open plan lounge and kitchen, 2 bedrooms, and En-suite to master bedroom.The apartment includes unique features to include a vaulted ceiling and a mezzanine floor. 

15/06/18

The help to buy equity loan is available on newly-built homes to both first-time buyers and previous homeowners up to the value of £600,000. This scheme isn’t available if purchasing a buy-to-let-property.

15/06/18

A trade counter or showroom unit with ancillary offices and parking- 5,548sqft

 

09/06/18

Ushers Meadow the select development from Chelsteen homes comprising of just 12 new three and four bedroom family homes in a small cul-de-sac location off of Coggeshall Road.

09/06/18

Below are two good sized properties that have just come on to the market to Let.

01/06/18

A long awaited development of 12 new three and four bedroom family homes has hit the sales market, with Chelsteen Homes launching Ushers Meadow in coggeshall road, Braintree marketed by Joscelyne Chase.

01/06/18

Bringing the outdoors indoors is currently a huge trend. The introduction of house plants into homes is becoming more and more popular.

26/05/18

If you are looking for your next family home, here are some of the top picks we have for sale. All offering good sized gardens and within close proximity of local amenities and schools

25/05/18

The latest update on the new build properties at Challis Lane, Tabor House and Bannister Green.

19/05/18

 Below is a list of activities happening in the Braintree area over the May half-term Holidays.

19/05/18

Joscelyne Chase has just been instructed to market this modern industrial/trade counter for Let, located in Tamdown way springwood industrial estate, Braintree.

12/05/18

This weeks featured property is this well presented 4 bedroom detached family home in the sought after location of Clare road, Braintree. Offering good sized accommodation throughout with attractive and good sized rear garden.

12/05/18

Thinking of moving home, one key decision maybe if to purchase new.

12/05/18

Testimonials received during May 2018 from our happy clients

11/05/18

Renting has become an option of choice for many today due to the flexibility it has to offer. Below we have picked out our top rentals to let for under £1,000pcm.

05/05/18

Last week we said farewell to a key member of Joscelyne Chase, Laura Marszalek our property consultancy and marketing manager.

28/04/18

If you are looking for your next family home, here are some of the top picks we have for sale within £500,000. All offering good sized gardens and within close proximity of local amenities and schools.

 

28/04/18

The latest update on the new build properties at Challis Lane, Tabor House and Bannister Green.

20/04/18

Joscelyne Chase produce a number of area fact files for the local area, and here we give you a little snippet of the second four in the series; Black Notley, Gosfield, Bocking and Rayne. 

17/04/18

Properties that need renovating have become increasingly popular with buyers. 

14/04/18

Since the scrappage of stamp duty for first time buyers on properties up to the value of £300,000 back in November 2017, we have looked at the properties we currently have on the market that fit this criteria.

14/04/18

The viewing will be the ultimate decider on whether the potential buyer wants to make an offer on the property….

13/04/18

Believed to date back to around 1845, this exceptional family home was sold stc within 24 hours of marketing and on the first day of viewings. 

10/04/18

 Take a look at April's featured properties.

03/04/18

Our current thoughts on the property market, looking back at the past few weeks. 

02/04/18

Testimonials received during March 2018 from our happy clients

30/03/18

Soon to be released on to the open market, are two brand new detached homes, nearing completion, and located down a quiet lane on the edge of this pretty hamlet.

28/03/18

Edition 25 of the North Essex Property Guide is out now, download your copy here or pick one up from our office in Bank Street. 

28/03/18

Current legislation derived from The Energy Act 2011 dictates that most domestic and commercial properties require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) prior to marketing driven by commitments to meet the UK’s forthcoming Carbon Reduction targets.

27/03/18

The latest update on the new build properties at Challis Lane, Tabor House and Bannister Green. 

27/03/18

With Easter just around the corner, if you need to get hold of us here are our opening hours. 

27/03/18

Joscelyne Chase produce a number of area fact files for the local area, and here we give you a little snippet of the first four in the series; Acorn Avenue, Clare Road, White Court and Shalford. 

27/03/18

 Take a look at March's featured properties.

02/03/18

Our current thoughts on the property market, looking back at the past few weeks. 

01/03/18

At this time of the year, we all tend to experience condensation on our windows. Here are a few tips on how to reduce condensation in your property from one of our Surveyors.

28/02/18

Testimonials received during February 2018 from our happy clients

28/02/18

Situated within walking distance of Braintree High Street & Railway Station is a chance to acquire this enlarged and well presented 4 bedroom semi detached family home.

27/02/18

Our Senior Sales and Lettings Negotiator, Warren De Groot, shares his thoughts on selling a property with a new kitchen or bathroom.

23/02/18

Dates to be aware of in the property industry in the first few months of the year. 

21/02/18

A few ideas for keeping the children entertained this February half term. 

11/02/18

 Take a look at Februarys featured properties.

01/02/18

Our current thoughts on the property market, looking back at the past few weeks. 

01/02/18

During 2017 Westdrive acquired a prime site at the entrance to the Skyline 120 Business Park. We are pleased to announce that Westdrive have recently secured a planning consent for a new two storey building fronting onto the A131.

31/01/18

The latest update on the new build properties at Challis Lane and Tabor House. 

29/01/18

Our independent mortgage adviser Caroline Fox gives an insight into the current mortgage market and how you can get the mortgage deal that's right for you. 

25/01/18

The Committee on Climate Change has recently carried out an assessment of what they believe is required by the Government to meet the UK’s eco obligations in tackling climate change.

25/01/18

Braintree is a fantastic place to rent, whether you like the idea of a busy high street or enjoy the splendour of the surrounding countryside.  So why not consider this 3 bedroom house available to rent?

12/01/18

 Take a look at Januarys featured properties.

08/01/18

A note from our Residential Sales, Residential Lettings and Commercial Property Managers on our expectations of the market in 2018 and our reflection on 2017. 

03/01/18

During 2017 we celebrated our 240th anniversary, thank you to everyone who has supported us on raising money for local charities and community projects in the area. 

19/12/17

In our final community centered event of the year, we have been sending out Farleigh Hospice Christmas cards.

13/12/17

Gosfield is located in the northern part of Essex, approximate 4 miles from Braintree Town. The village currently has approximately 400 houses.  The name of the village is thought to transcend from the Saxon words health, juniper or a field. Another possibility is from Goosefield, Gods’ field.

06/12/17

Testimonials received during November 2017 from our happy clients

03/12/17

 Take a look at December's featured properties.

02/12/17

Our current thoughts on the property market, looking back at the past few weeks. 

01/12/17

An incentive to secure your new home within Tabor House, even if you’re not ready to move just yet.

29/11/17

This is something we hear a lot, but we can now buck that trend.

28/11/17

Budget 2017 – Reaction from Braintree based Accountants, Lambert Chapman LLP.

23/11/17

The Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, made his announcement on 22nd November in the single biggest event of the year affecting our finances.

23/11/17

You may have heard the news from Braintree District Council that Father Christmas’ reindeer have gone missing in Braintree and he wants help to find them in time for Christmas! 

22/11/17

Our Chartered Surveyor Chris Woodhouse, went up to dizzying heights today whilst carrying out a building survey on a local commercial building.

21/11/17

Situated within easy reach of Braintree Town Centre, Railway Station, Freeport Designer Village and the A120 with easy connection to Stansted Airport is a chance to acquire this well presented 3 bedroom end of terrace family home.

14/11/17

We are thrilled to have been shortlisted as Community Champion of the Year for our activities in 2017 as part of our 240th anniversary celebrations. 

07/11/17

Testimonials received during October 2017 from our happy clients

02/11/17

 Take a look at November's featured properties.

01/11/17

It's fantastic to see these bungalows taking shape, we can't wait to see this exclusive development completed in the coming months

31/10/17

For just £210,000 you could be the proud owner of a two bedroom apartment within this impressive conversion

30/10/17

We now have a completed show home so you can see the high quality finishes, and spacious accommodation available in one of three brand new properties in Tundra Gardens. 

30/10/17

We thoroughly enjoyed being part of such a fantastic evening, themed around Desert Island Discs, to thank the many volunteers for their hard work over the year.

24/10/17

After a three year long process, the local plan has now been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate.

18/10/17

After unexpectedly coming back onto the market, this 3 bedroom property located on one of the main thoroughfares through Braintree is now available for viewing.

18/10/17

These properties are now a steal at under £900 pcm.

17/10/17

The deadline for submitting offers for this major residential conversion opportunity is Tuesday 24th October, midday. 

11/10/17

Reading the article in the ‘Contact’ magazine about the Manor Street scheme development, we look more closely at what’s involved.

04/10/17

Testimonials received during September 2017 from our happy clients

01/10/17

 Take a look at Octobers featured properties.

01/10/17

Our current thoughts on the property market, looking back at the past few weeks. 

01/10/17

We always anticipated that these bungalows would sell well, and with only one remaining, time is quickly running out to buy one of very few new build bungalows.

26/09/17

We released initial information on the scheme during the Summer, but we are now putting in the final touches to the show home before releasing back onto the market. 

26/09/17

This lovingly converted listed building now has its first two occupiers, with the next two close behind. 

25/09/17

Prices reduced for the three remaining apartments at Tabor House, all benefiting from two bedrooms. 

24/09/17

Earlier this week Rightmove posted their 22 track moving house playlist, and we thought it was a great idea. Here is our eclectic mix of recommend moving house tunes.

22/09/17

I read an interesting article over the weekend in the Property Professional magazine about the rise in those people renting who are retired.

22/09/17

We had a fantastic day raising some dough for Edith Borthwick School, totalling £622.

14/09/17

We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2017, taking place 18th – 24th September.

12/09/17

We are very pleased to announce that Joscelyne Chase have made the shortlist for Community Champion of the Year.

08/09/17

Since our last update, the onsite builders have been going full steam to get the houses finished. 

31/08/17

A new hassle free home for you or a loved one on the south side of Braintree.

31/08/17

The first occupiers will soon be moving into this fantastic conversion of a period building into four beautiful apartments. 

31/08/17

We have now seen 60% of the apartments exchanged or moved in, and with only 3 apartments available, don't miss your opportunity to view. 

31/08/17

Joscelyne Chase prepare an annual directory of companies for the Springwood Industrial Estate. 

31/08/17

Calling all owners of Residential and Commercial property, get your property in our magazine before 14th September 2017. Click to find out more. 

31/08/17

A huge thank you to Warren and Julie who helped the Salvation Army on Thursday 24th August in serving their weekly lunch to those less fortunate. 

25/08/17

Braintree's Warner Textile Archive are opening their doors free of charge on 8th and 9th September 2017. 

24/08/17

Register My Appliance (RMA) is a not-for-profit safety initiative to help ensure products and appliances remain safe.

23/08/17

We have now seen three plots at Tabor House occupied; the Atrium near to completion and landscaping plans for future months!

31/07/17

We now have all four newly converted apartments reserved at William House following two open days and all purchasers eager to move in!

30/07/17

If you’re looking for a small private development then take a look at these three brand new properties in the heart of Sible Hedingham.

29/07/17

Joscelyne Chase is pleased to announce their instructions as sole agents to sell five brand new bungalows situated in Challis Lane all finished to a high specification.

27/07/17

Joscelyne Chase may not be in Diagon Alley but is the place to visit to find your magical lamp on the School of Magic treasure trail.

25/07/17

For the second year running Joscelyne Chase was one of the sponsors for the Hockey Club beer festival as part of our 240th anniversary of events. 

24/07/17

Our thoughts on the current property market.  

11/07/17

Local agents Joscelyne Chase attended the Braintree District Local Plan Business Breakfast on Wednesday 28th June to find out more information on what is proposed.

29/06/17

Earlier this month we helped Farleigh Hospice raise awareness for one of their open gardens events in Great Notley.

28/06/17

On 26th June 2017, the UK Government introduced new rules on anti-money laundering to ensure controls and procedures are in place to combat the risk of money laundering.

26/06/17

An opportunity for you to get booked onto a second open day for the remaining two properties within William House.

19/06/17

Many of us live near to or have enjoyed walks or bike rides along the Flitch Way, but do we know the history of this tranquil piece of Braintree?

19/06/17

It feels a little like we are in limbo following the recent election but we wanted to focus on the positives in the property market in our local area.

12/06/17

The Penthouse is a fine example of how to maximise light and space in a residential conversion, and is on the market for £255,000 (leasehold). 

09/06/17

We are very pleased to announce that the first purchasers of Tabor House have now completed.

09/06/17

Testimonial received during May 2017 from our happy clients

05/06/17

 Take a look at June's featured properties.

05/06/17

Our thoughts on the current property market.  

05/06/17

In another article by the respected Lambert Chapman, Paul Short looks at some of the issues facing landlords today. 

25/05/17

With the world’s most prestigious flower show now in full swing, we take a look at some of the lovely gardens our vendors have created.

23/05/17

If you like character buildings set in a pretty village then Seven Winds in Stisted could be just what you are looking for.

23/05/17

We are pleased to bring to the market a lovely cottage in the village of Bradwell, ideal for somebody who wants to ‘put their own stamp’ on a property as it requires some modernisation. 

23/05/17

With only a few days to go until the launch of four new apartments at William House, we’ve been lucky enough to have a sneak peak of the finished product and wanted to give you an insight into what you can expect on the day.

23/05/17

With the redevelopment of the Bradbury Works we look into the history of the Bradbury name.

18/05/17

If you’re not regularly involved or have little experience with the industry some of the terms used can be a little confusing – but we’re here to help! This month we come to the end of our series with X, Y and Z

09/05/17

Our thoughts on the current property market.  

03/05/17

Four unique apartments coming soon on the Old St Michaels Development in Braintree. 

02/05/17

The latest update on the availability at Tabor House, Braintree. 

28/04/17

This months edition of our property terms using the letter W.

28/04/17

Our Finance Director, Alison Bryant received her Fellowship certificate from the ACCA earlier this month following the meeting of council which took place on the 11th March 2017.

24/04/17

We were delighted to hear that the government has used its powers to introduce mandatory Client Money Protection (CMP) for all agents.

20/04/17

2017 saw a new race route for the Braintree 5, and we were proud to be the main sponsor for another year running.

18/04/17

39 years ago to the day, our Director Chris Woodhouse walked through our front door numbered 18-20 Bank Street and hasn’t looked back since.

10/04/17

Looking for some more family friendly ideas for the second week of the Easter holidays? 

06/04/17

 Take a look at April's featured properties.

06/04/17

We've gone all poetic this month, thinking about our buyers and how we can help you. 

06/04/17

So you have decided to sell your property, or have found the flat you have always wanted but there is a short lease term....

31/03/17

The latest update on the availability at Tabor House, Braintree. 

31/03/17

The redevelopment of an industrial site could provide more than 350 new jobs for Braintree.

30/03/17

Joscelyne Chase is pleased to bring to the market two well-presented properties in Rana Drive, Braintree.

29/03/17

Following many months of ambiguity regarding whether Money Laundering regulations will be imposed on Lettings Agents, the HM Treasury has announced their intention not to regulate lettings activity.

28/03/17

We are delighted to bring to the market this fantastic property for sale. 

17/03/17

We’ve been getting green fingered by sponsoring Braintree and Bocking Gardens and donating 240 bulbs on our 240th anniversary.

13/03/17

We look more into the history of individual buildings within Braintree town centre. 

13/03/17

This months edition of our property terms using the letter V. 

13/03/17

 Take a look at March's featured properties.

08/03/17

Testimonials received during February 2017 from our happy clients

08/03/17

Our thoughts on the current property market. 

08/03/17

This months edition of our property terms using the letter U. 

28/02/17

With only one apartment left remaining, we reflect on the launch of the third phase and give details on how you can be the lucky owner of a two bedroom penthouse

28/02/17

Calling all landlords and sellers of residential and commercial property…

28/02/17

We are very pleased to announce the winners of our Draw Your Dream House Competition

24/02/17

More properties available to rent in the Colchester area

22/02/17

A Directory of all the companies on the Oak, Flitch and Chelmsford Industrial Estate. 

16/02/17

Chris Harman, a consultant with local accountancy firm Lambert Chapman LLP comments on the changes

14/02/17

Calling all children in the Braintree district... 

13/02/17

Our thoughts on the current property market. 

01/02/17

 Take a look at February's featured properties.

01/02/17

Testimonials received during January 2017 from our happy clients

01/02/17

Our Lettings team recently attended a seminar with the Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA) to further understand the changes within the property market.

31/01/17

 

Two commercial properties offer a range of office suites just off Bradford Street in Braintree. 

30/01/17

This months edition of our property terms using the letter T. 

24/01/17

Learn more about the history of Tabor House, and share your stories with us

23/01/17

We currently have a number of rental properties on the market in Colchester, find out more

23/01/17

In the first of our fundraising events of the year, staff from Joscelyne Chase spent last Sunday helping to recycle Christmas trees to raise money for Farleigh Hospice

13/01/17

How do we look in our new t-shirts which feature our brand new 240th logo ?

05/01/17

Our thoughts on the current property market. 

03/01/17

A review of the mortgage market from our Independent Mortgage Advisor, Caroline Fox

21/12/16

Our opening hours over the Christmas period

21/12/16

The latest update on the progress at Tabor House; the conversion of an iconic Braintree building into 19 luxury apartments. 

21/12/16

We are extremely pleased to let all of our clients, contacts, friends and why not, the whole of Essex, know that we will be celebrating our 240th anniversary in 2017!

16/12/16

Our Residential Lettings Manager, Yvonne Crane, talks about the changes to the lettings market in the past twelve months and what's to look forward to in 2017. 

16/12/16

Our guest blogger Tony Bowhill from Bowhill Planning Partnership discusses the Immunity Periods when there has been no planning permission granted. 

14/12/16

This months edition of our property terms using the letter S.

07/12/16

 Take a look at December's featured properties.

03/12/16

Testimonial received during November 2016 from our happy client

02/12/16

Our thoughts on the current property market. 

02/12/16

The latest update on the progress at Tabor House; the conversion of an iconic Braintree building into 19 luxury apartments. 

29/11/16

The Chancellor last week revealed the Autumn budget, and we have been reflecting on the points raised which are pertinent to the property industry. Although, as always with these announcements, there is an element of wait and see certainly with the long term effects.

28/11/16

With the Autumn Budget just a few days away, and the 2017 revaluation just around the corner, we look at business rates and the local area.

21/11/16

Crittall Windows are a local company, and our newest employee Denise, researches more about their history in the area during the war.

17/11/16

More information for our buyers and tenants for the area of Black Notley. 

11/11/16

This months edition of our property terms using the letter R

11/11/16

Some advice courtesy of the DPS blog on how tenants can keep themselves and their property safe over bonfire weekend

04/11/16

 Take a look at November's featured properties.

02/11/16

Testimonials received during October 2016 from our happy clients

02/11/16

The latest update on the progress at Tabor House; the conversion of an iconic Braintree building into 19 luxury apartments. 

29/10/16

Chris Woodhouse discusses his experience of Japanese Knotweed 

28/10/16

Book now to view this fantastic four bedroom family home.

28/10/16

A new property listed with our Lettings team

28/10/16

Nick Forsyth a partner with local accountancy firm Lambert Chapman LLP looks at some of the proposals

20/10/16

This months edition of our property terms using the letter Q

12/10/16

Denise Twydell has previously worked with Joscelyne Chase, but now she joins us in a permanent role offering support to our professional services department.

10/10/16

 Take a look at October's featured properties.

04/10/16

Testimonials received during September 2016 from our happy clients

04/10/16

The latest update on the progress at Tabor House; the conversion of an iconic Braintree building into 19 luxury apartments. 

30/09/16

We’re one day in to our Launch Weekend at Tabor House, and we’ve had an outstanding turn out!

23/09/16

Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances.

22/09/16

Our guest blogger Wendy Martin, from Holmes & Hills Solicitors, talks about break clauses within a lease.

22/09/16

A lovely period property quickly let through our Lettings department. 

12/09/16

This months edition of our property terms using the letter P

06/09/16

 Take a look at September's featured properties.

02/09/16

Testimonials received during August 2016 from our happy clients

02/09/16

The latest update on the Tabor House development

31/08/16

Recent news surrounding the catch with the Help to Buy Isa

24/08/16

Braintree Hockey Club Beer Festival 2016

23/08/16

Great property for sale in the village of Shalford

22/08/16

After the A-level results last week, we've been thinking about student rentals

22/08/16

Struggling to get your offer accepted? Our advice on how you can compete in the market place

18/08/16

This months edition of our property terms using the letter O

16/08/16

The conversion of an iconic Braintree building into 19 luxury apartments.

06/08/16

 Take a look at August's featured properties.

04/08/16

Testimonials received during July 2016 from our happy clients. 

03/08/16

Our guest blogger Tony Bowhill from Bowhill Planning Partnership answers the question 'If you are working at home is planning permission required?'

29/07/16

The latest update on the progress at Bocking Riverside; a stunning collection of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes. 

28/07/16

This months edition of our property terms using the letter N

21/07/16

Joscelyne Chase are pleased to bring to the market this fantastic executive property in Great Notley Garden Village.

13/07/16

Our initial thoughts on the 'draft local plan' for the Braintree District. 

08/07/16

Our Springwood Directory for 2016 is currently being put together, don't forget to submit / update your entries

04/07/16

Find out more information about the area of Rayne, its history and what you can find there today. 

04/07/16

Our initial thoughts on the 'leave' result

04/07/16

 Take a look at July's featured properties.

01/07/16

Testimonials received during June 2016 from our happy clients. 

01/07/16

Our Guest Blogger Chris Harman from Lambert Chapman LLP discusses issues that arise from investment in property ownership. 

28/06/16

The latest update on the progress at Bocking Riverside; a stunning collection of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes. 

25/06/16

Joscelyne Chase has expanded their professional services and property management department following the appointment of Jack Ingham as our new Property Management Surveyor.

25/06/16

Ever find yourself confused by some of the acronyms and abbreviations used by us property consultants? Here's what we are talking about! 

22/06/16

Get to know our newest employee Jack Ingham

22/06/16

New to the rental market at Joscelyne Chase

20/06/16

Here's the next edition of our glossary of property terms using the letter L!

20/06/16

Our Lettings Manager, Yvonne Crane, discusses how to find the 'Right Tenant'

11/06/16

 Take a look at June's featured properties.

09/06/16

Testimonials received during May 2016 from our happy clients. 

01/06/16

Staff complete Property Photography course with Jessops Academy

25/05/16

The latest update on progress at the Bocking Riverside development. 

24/05/16

Local agent comes runner up in a National Award through the National Federation of Property Professionals (NFOPP). 

20/05/16

New to the market is this stunning Grade II listed farmhouse in Gainsford End. 

19/05/16

Our guest blogger David Dixey, from Holmes & Hills Solicitors, talks about property within a Will

18/05/16

Here we look at those houses built 1970 to the present day, and the typical features that help us identify this age of property today. 

17/05/16

Here's the next edition of our glossary of property terms using the letter L!

16/05/16

An update from our Independent Mortgage Advisor, Caroline Fox

06/05/16

 Take a look at May's featured properties.

04/05/16

Testimonials received from our happy clients during April 2016

04/05/16

Here we look at those houses built post-war, and the typical features that help us identify this age of property today. 

29/04/16

A progress update for the Bocking Riverside Development for April 2016. 

29/04/16

Our guest blogger Tony Bowhill from Bowhill Planning Partnership gives advice on altering or extending your home.

27/04/16

Congratulations to all those who competed in the Braintree 5 mile road race last Sunday.

25/04/16

Here's the next edition of our glossary of property terms using the letter K!

21/04/16

Want to move to the beautiful village of Finchingfield?

18/04/16

An alternative method to getting the best possible price for your property. 

11/04/16

 Take a look at April's featured properties.

06/04/16

Testimonials received from our happy clients during March 2016

05/04/16

An update on the Bocking Riverside development for March 2016

31/03/16

Joscelyne Chase continue to prepare our area fact files, this time we look at the village of Bocking. 

30/03/16

Here's the next edition of our glossary of property terms using the letter J!

22/03/16

The remaining plots are Bocking Riverside are set to be released next weekend.

19/03/16

Our lettings negotiator, Cheryl Slater MARLA, talks about the new EPC regulations. 

08/03/16

Testimonials received from our happy clients during February 2016

03/03/16

Joscelyne Chase is delighted to bring to the market two exceptionally well designed and built properties.

03/03/16

Update on Bocking Riverside for February 2016

29/02/16

If you are looking for better quality offices for your company, Joscelyne Chase are currently marketing a wide range of buildings in both urban and rural locations.

25/02/16

Guest Blogger: Tax Partner Chris Harman CTA. Lambert Chapman LLP

24/02/16

Here's the next edition of our glossary of property terms using the letter I! 

20/02/16

Our Director and Chartered Surveyor, Chris Woodhouse, shares his thoughts on sink holes.

16/02/16

Co-housing and other opportunities for retirement living.

03/02/16

Find out more about the Inter-war period of property

01/02/16

Protecting a Family Gift from Divorce or Separation. By Emma Reid, Family Lawyer at Holmes & Hills

01/02/16

Testimonials received from our happy clients during January 2016

01/02/16

Update on Bocking Riverside for January 2016

30/01/16

Could the lack of new homes keep UK house prices rising? 

29/01/16

Here's the next edition of our glossary of property terms using the letter H! 

20/01/16

Letting you know what rented out best over the course of last year.

18/01/16

Letting you know what sold best over the course of last year.

18/01/16

Changes to legislation regarding immigration status

18/01/16

Testimonials received from our happy clients during December 2015

05/01/16

Update on Bocking Riverside for December 2015

23/12/15

Typical features of an Edwardian Period House

22/12/15

Landlords, are your inventories as in depth as they need to be? 

18/12/15

A gift for all new Residential Sales Instructions during December 2015, January and February 2016! 

18/12/15

Here's the next edition of our glossary of property terms using the letter G! 

18/12/15

A new occupier moves to East Street, Braintree

12/12/15

Testimonials received from our happy clients during November 2015

03/12/15

Here's the next edition of our glossary of property terms using the letter F! 

27/11/15

Let's have a look at the key points affecting the property industry from the Chancellors Autumn 2015 budget

26/11/15

Located to the North West of Braintree town Centre in Essex, Shalford is now a scattered village on the river Pant with approximately 200 homes

26/11/15

Congratulations to our staff members who have recently completed their Level 3 Technical Award

24/11/15

Joscelyne Chase attends the Landlord Investment Show at Olympia in London

20/11/15

Character home in desired location for sale through Joscelyne Chase 

18/11/15

The show home at Bocking Riverside is now open

16/11/15

Congratulations to our competition winners! 

10/11/15

Your invitation to our launch weekend at Bocking Riverside

05/11/15

Stunning family home for sale through Joscelyne Chase.

05/11/15

Testimonials received from our clients during October 2015.

02/11/15

Joscelyne Chase urges developers and land owners to speak to local agents early.

28/10/15

New measured to turn underused offices into new homes.

27/10/15

Here's the next edition of our glossary of property terms.

26/10/15

Another two bedroom property to let through Joscelyne Chase.

24/10/15

Update on Bocking Riverside for October 2015.

22/10/15

Find out more about Victorian Period homes

07/10/15

Testimonials received from our clients during September 2015.

24/09/15

The fourth edition of our property terms is the letter D.

24/09/15

Learn more about Georgian period homes.

24/09/15

Progress at Bocking Riverside development. 

24/09/15

Find out how Joscelyne Chase deals with a property when it falls through.

24/09/15

Enter our competition to be in with a chance of winning!

23/09/15

This month's selection of property terms.

27/08/15

A useful guide on Party Walls.

26/08/15

Market trader sets up shop in Braintree.

21/08/15

Another new business sets up shop in Braintree High Street.

18/08/15

Another update on the Bocking Riverside development.

11/08/15

What will be the outcome of the MPC meeting today?

06/08/15

Coming into August, it’s a good time to reflect on the commercial property market over the first half of the year and to provide our wide range of landlords, tenants, buyers and sellers with an idea of how the market is currently fairing.

30/07/15

We're experiencing high demand in Braintree for 3 bed properties!

28/07/15

Another installment of our monthly glossary terms.

22/07/15

Well done to Charlotte for completing her degree in Building Surveying.

20/07/15

New measures have recently been announced by the Housing Minister to help ensure the safety of tenants with the introduction of regulations for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

29/05/15

A launch days is basically a controlled open house and can be a great way to alleviate the stress of selling by consolidating all the viewings into one slot. Find out here how a launch day can help you sell!

27/05/15

Some handy tips to help with the moving process!

15/05/15

A survey is best described as a health check for both residential and commercial property. Surveys can help to identify hidden or potential problems, which could save you a great deal of money in the future.

14/05/15

Here at Joscelyne Chase, our Chartered Surveyors are able to advise on a number of issues including subsidence in property. He's a quick summary of what to look out for and your best course of action. 

14/05/15

Joscelyne Chase are pleased to bring to the market a beautiful Grade II listed character home on the historic Bradford Street in Braintree.

12/05/15

Joscelyne Chase has three Chartered Surveyos working within the firm, and another one in training.

12/05/15

Located to the south of Braintree town centre in Essex, Clare Road is now a residential housing area with more than 500 homes. Clare Road, which was once just farmland, has been continuously developed for over 115 years.

01/05/15

Get to know our newest employee Julie De-Gennaro

24/04/15

Get to know our Finance Director, Alison Bryant

24/03/15

Get to know our Trainee Sales Negotiator, Jasmine Snelling

20/02/15

Get to know a member of the Joscelyne Chase team

29/01/15

Get to know our Residential Lettings Manager, Yvonne Crane

18/12/14

Get to know our Consultant Surveyor, John Chase

25/11/14

Get to know our Client Account Manager, Charlotte King

22/10/14

Get to know our Managing Director, Paul Bird

30/09/14

Get to know our Sales Negotiator, Warren De Groot

29/08/14

Get to know our Lettings Negotiator, Cheryl Slater

29/07/14

Get to know our Marketing Manager, Laura Marszalek

22/07/14

Get to know our Residential Sales Manager, Colin Holdgate

23/06/14

Work has now begun on the development of the Rural Business Centre in Earls Colne.

22/05/14

Priors Green - A Neighbourhood Centre in Takeley

08/05/14

Braintree 5 Mile Run - April 2014

30/04/14

Another property sold with Joscelyne Chase.

15/04/14

More information on the Selling process.

07/04/14

Joscelyne Chase donates to The Edith Borthwick School.

21/03/14

A new member of staff at Joscelyne Chase.

19/02/14

Joscelyne Chase have been rated #48 out of the Top 500 Independent Lettings and Estate Agents in the UK for our social media engagement.

03/02/14

If you have had dealings with our sales department, you most likely will have spoken with Dawn. After 14 years with us, we are sad to say Dawn will be swapping her Negotiator hat for project manager as she tackles home improvements.

27/01/14

If you have had dealings with our sales department, you most likely will have spoken with Dawn. After 14 years with us, we are sad to say Dawn will be swapping her Negotiator hat for project manager as she tackles home improvements.

27/01/14

Put your hands up if your New Year’s resolution was to get fit?
 
Now, keep your hands up if you've stuck to it... 

For all of you who have, Well Done!! For those of you who haven't, don't worry it's not too late to get back into it!

 

The Braintree 5 is a 5 mile fun run around a slightly undulating rural course starting and finishing in Skyline 120 Business Park, next to Great Notley Country Park, Braintree. The route goes down Queenborough Lane past Rayne Station, into Rayne Village and then onto the Flitch Way for a few hundred metres before turning back into Rayne, and back home.

Joscelyne Chase are proud to be sponsors for the Business race for yet another year, so start recruiting your fellow colleagues to join you in a bit of friendly competition!

 

There are also prizes for individuals, so whether you want to run on your own, or as part of a team, all are welcome to participate. More information can be found here. Good Luck! 

23/01/14

The scene is set ... teams huddled round tables, pens poised over paper, brains bubbling with (hopefully) useful information. You’ve guessed it, it’s quiz night!

29/11/13

Completed and moved in, the first of the properties in Hamilton Gardens now has its very first occupiers.

15/11/13

Staff at Joscelyne Chase donned their chef hats on Friday and joined in the great pink bake off. Family, friends and colleagues gathered in Joscelyne Chase’s Braintree Office to taste home-made treats and decide which bake was best.

21/10/13

In recent weeks at Joscelyne Chase we have seen a number of staff changes resulting from both succession planning and the need to strengthen different departments as the prospects of a sustained recovery in the property market becomes a reality.

21/08/13

The owner of a detached bungalow on a good size plot in Thistley Green Road approached our firm in 2011 for a free market appraisal with the intention of placing the property on the market.

On inspection, Colin Holdgate, our Residential Sales Manager, could see the potential for development and was able to advise on the opportunity to sell the property as a building plot. Using a local architect,recommended by Joscelyne Chase, a planning  application for 3 substantial detached dwellings was submitted and approved.  Joscelyne Chase began marketing the plot in October 2011, and by the following month a sale was agreed with developers, Jenny Moody Homes.

Two plots were released for sale in February this year and by May Joscelyne Chase had sold both.  

 The third house, was recently completed and Joscelyne Chase are delighted to be offering it on the market for sale at £650,000.  The property benefits from 5 bedrooms (2 with en-suite), a detached double garage together with an above average rear garden backing onto farm land. Early viewing is advisable.