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Braintree District Council is set to receive £7 million to create an enterprise centre on the new Horizon 120 Business and Innovation Park which could generate 150 jobs a year, it has been announced.

A mini price boom is gathering momentum across Britain so if you’re thinking of moving, now is your window of opportunity to make it happen.

EOS is a development of high quality production/high tech, light industrial/R&D units forming part of the major new Horizon 120 innovation and business park being developed by the Marshgate Group.

Planning permission has been granted for 19 houses under the following application number: 18/01917/FUL

Rightmove's latest blog explain's why bungalows and family homes are in high demand at this current time. 

SO MANY OF US HAVE ADAPTED TO A NEW NORMAL THIS YEAR, SO IT’S PERHAPS UNSURPRISING THAT THE TYPES OF HOMES WE’RE SEARCHING FOR HAS CHANGED.

If you were worried about having to lug all your heavy furniture halfway across town, we have some good news! Removals firms have been given the green light to return to work and have been advised to follow the latest government guidance on safer working. You can read that here.

Taking care of our mental health is as important as ever right now and redecorating your home can be a great way to create tranquil spaces.

Braintree District Council adopts its first Local Development Order to encourage businesses onto the new Horizon 120 Business and Innovation Park planned for Great Notley.

New data from Rightmove shows the wildly different values per square metre across England and Wales, and also how much it could cost for those thinking of adding an extension to their home.

Miles Shipside, Rightmove’s property expert, suggests 2020 “could well be your year to move” as some political stability leads to renewed confidence in the market.

Construction of roads into and within the Horizon 120 Business and Innovation Park has been given the green light and building work could start as early as March. 

Are you thinking of selling your property? if the answer is yes, there will be many elements that will happen before you place the property on to the market. During this time it gives you a great opportunity to ensure your home is ready for its photo shoot.

Are you moving out of your rental property? If so our advice would be to remember to leave the property as you found it. Landlords will accept an element of fair wear and tear during a residential tenancy. However, if it's anything more than a reasonable amount, you could see deductions from your deposit.

Optimism returns to housing market in post-election bounce

Please click the link below to view the newest property in Church Street. 

13/12/19

Littleover

 Littleover's our newest property to the market - view the brochure below

You’ve got the keys, you’re finally in, and now you have a long list of things you need to change.There is so much to think about, and as you become overwhelmed with excitement and panic amidst all the (organised) chaos, it’s easy to forget some pretty important things from your ‘to do’ list. So, here is a recap from Rightmove of nine really important jobs that you need to do once you’ve moved in.

Selling a house in the winter time can be a bit trickier. Less natural light, colder days and garden’s which have most likely seen better days.

Please click the link below to view th stunning detached bungalow currently for sale for £525,000 located in Bocking, Braintree. 

A lack of new stock has led to record asking rents in all areas across Great Britain except Scotland and the North East, new Rightmove data has revealed.

In order to understand the Buy-to-let Market further we had the opportunity to meet with property investor Craig Williams who owns ” Ideal Location Property Limited” based in Chelmsford.

A Buy-to-let investment involves an investor buying a property to let out to tenants in order to create an income stream, property presents a unique opportunity to generate two sources of profit one from rental returns and the second from possible capital growth.

Switching mortgages can seem like a daunting process, but it’s a fairly standard practice nowadays and is something that anyone with a mortgage will likely do at one time or another.Since 2009, the interest rate set by the Bank of England has been under 1% and, at the time of writing, stands at 0.75%. These historically low interest rates have helped buyers and homeowners gain access to better mortgage rates and deals.During this current period of economic uncertainty, some homeowners have been taking advantage of longer-term, lower interest rates, by re-mortgaging their current property.

In the months of April and September, Joscelyne Chase create The North Essex Property Guide which is delievered to around 4000 homes and businesses in the Braintree area. You can pick up your copy from our office in Bank Street or alternatively click the link below to view online. 

A common misconception of renting is that it’s impossible to make somewhere feel like home.

October Brexit deadline gives bargaining power to gutsy buyers

17/09/19

Buy to Let

As the Government has withdrawn many tax breaks in recent years, landlords have been hit by an increasingly strict tax regime.

Below we have selected a few properties we currently have on the market. If you require further information contact Warren or Colin in the sales team.

 Click the link Below to see the stunning new property on the market with ourselves located in Bocking Braintree.

Are you looking for a way to advertise an event?

Featured below is a selection of properties currently on the market with asking prices below £200,000 perfect for first time buyers or investment opportunities.

Before finding tenants for your property, you will have to decide if you wish to accommodate pets or not.

Thinking of selling your home? Autumn can be an excellent time to do so! There is still the opportunity to be in your new home by Christmas, and as we say good bye to the brighter, warmer day’s, autumn provides the opportunity to provide a warm, cosy and inviting atmosphere to make your viewers feel at home.

Joscelyne Chase love to help support events in the local community. It was great to hear back from 4th Braintree Scout Group, thank you for the feedback.

Stamp duty has been in the news quite a lot recently, Rightmove have put together a brief explanation of what is and why buyers have to pay it.

We often hear stories of first-time buyers who may not know what to ask or may be too embarrassed to ask (what are actually really sensible) questions.So, here Rightmove have compiled a list of questions which buyers usually want to ask, but sometimes don’t.

The UK rental market saw a surge of interest from tenants in the month of June, new Rightmove data has revealed.

The latest article from Rightmove

Buyers could bag themselves a bargain in the second half of the year as high stock levels combine with lower prices, new Rightmove data has shown.

If you’re a first-time buyer looking to get your foot on the property ladder, it’s natural to feel slightly daunted by the seemingly complicated process ahead.

The property market may commonly be slower in the summer months as holiday season kicks in, but don’t let that deter you from putting your property on the market during the summer as it can be an excellent time to show it off at its best. There are inexpensive improvements which can be done in order to increase your chances of a speedy, profitable sale.

The village of Silver end is located between Braintree and Witham.

Properties under £800 pcm currently to let.

 Horizon 120, a new 65 acre Business and innovation park. 

Five recently converted 1&2 bedroom apartments Located in an excellent town centre location in Bocking End, Braintree, formally known as st Lawrence Medical Practice.

A selection of properties currently on the market to let. Ranging from £925-£600. Contact the Letting’s department today to find out more.

Dear Warren, 

We cannot Thank you enough for all your hard work, application and for going above and beyond to make the sale of our mother's house possible. 

with many thanks, 

D&J   

COUNCIL AND DEVELOPER ENTER INTO AGREEMENT FOR NEW

£ 100 MILLION BUSINESS PARK

A Recent blog by Rightmove about the up and coming Tenant Fee Bans, which Joscelyne Chase implemented on the 1st May 2019.

Savill House, Bocking End Braintree provides an unrivalled collection of recently converted 1&2 Bedroom apartments formally known as St Lawrence Medical Practice. These stunning apartments really will make your dream home a reality!

Rightmove explain all about Home Buyers reports. 

Each March and September Joscelyne Chase put togther The North Essex Property Guide itis then distribute to around 4,000 homes and businesses in the Braintree area

New properties to the market currently on at £300,000 or under and many with no-ongoing chain.

To arrange a viewing call the sales team today!

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

Family homes currently on the market to Let

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

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

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

A selection of homes currently on the market.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Santa Fun Run 16th December.

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

03/11/18

Church Lane

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

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

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

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.

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

04/10/18

New to Let

Our newest properties to Let. 

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 .

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.

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 .

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

 

 



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

Get to Know our Property Manager- Bryan Wheeler 

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

Help To Buy

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.

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.

01/06/18

New To Let

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Testimonials received during May 2018 from our happy clients

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.

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

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.

 

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

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. 

Properties that need renovating have become increasingly popular with buyers. 

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.

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

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. 

 Take a look at April's featured properties.

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

Testimonials received during March 2018 from our happy clients

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.

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. 

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.

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

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

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. 

 Take a look at March's featured properties.

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

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.

Testimonials received during February 2018 from our happy clients

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.

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

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

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

 Take a look at Februarys featured properties.

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

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.

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

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. 

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.

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?

 Take a look at Januarys featured properties.

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. 

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. 

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

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.

Testimonials received during November 2017 from our happy clients

 Take a look at December's featured properties.

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

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

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

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

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

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! 

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

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.

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. 

Testimonials received during October 2017 from our happy clients

 Take a look at November's featured properties.

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

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

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. 

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

Testimonials received during September 2017 from our happy clients

 Take a look at Octobers featured properties.

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

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.

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. 

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 

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

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

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. 

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Our thoughts on the current property market.  

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.

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

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.

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

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?

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.

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). 

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

Testimonial received during May 2017 from our happy clients

 Take a look at June's featured properties.

Our thoughts on the current property market.  

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

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.

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

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. 

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.

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

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

Our thoughts on the current property market.  

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

 Take a look at April's featured properties.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

 Take a look at March's featured properties.

Testimonials received during February 2017 from our happy clients

Our thoughts on the current property market. 

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

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

Calling all landlords and sellers of residential and commercial property…

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

More properties available to rent in the Colchester area

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

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

Calling all children in the Braintree district... 

Our thoughts on the current property market. 

 Take a look at February's featured properties.

Testimonials received during January 2017 from our happy clients

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our thoughts on the current property market. 

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

Our opening hours over the Christmas period

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

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!

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. 

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

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

 Take a look at December's featured properties.

Testimonial received during November 2016 from our happy client

Our thoughts on the current property market. 

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

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.

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.

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

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

This months edition of our property terms using the letter R

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

 Take a look at November's featured properties.

Testimonials received during October 2016 from our happy clients

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

Chris Woodhouse discusses his experience of Japanese Knotweed 

Book now to view this fantastic four bedroom family home.

A new property listed with our Lettings team

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

This months edition of our property terms using the letter Q

 Take a look at October's featured properties.

Testimonials received during September 2016 from our happy clients

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

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

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

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

A lovely period property quickly let through our Lettings department. 

This months edition of our property terms using the letter P

 Take a look at September's featured properties.

Testimonials received during August 2016 from our happy clients

The latest update on the Tabor House development

Recent news surrounding the catch with the Help to Buy Isa

Braintree Hockey Club Beer Festival 2016

Great property for sale in the village of Shalford

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

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

This months edition of our property terms using the letter O

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

 Take a look at August's featured properties.

Testimonials received during July 2016 from our happy clients. 

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

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

This months edition of our property terms using the letter N

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

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

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

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

Our initial thoughts on the 'leave' result

 Take a look at July's featured properties.

Testimonials received during June 2016 from our happy clients. 

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

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

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

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

New to the rental market at Joscelyne Chase

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

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

 Take a look at June's featured properties.

Testimonials received during May 2016 from our happy clients. 

Staff complete Property Photography course with Jessops Academy

The latest update on progress at the Bocking Riverside development. 

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

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

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

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. 

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

An update from our Independent Mortgage Advisor, Caroline Fox

 Take a look at May's featured properties.

Testimonials received from our happy clients during April 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Want to move to the beautiful village of Finchingfield?

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

 Take a look at April's featured properties.

Testimonials received from our happy clients during March 2016

An update on the Bocking Riverside development for March 2016

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

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

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

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

Testimonials received from our happy clients during February 2016

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

Update on Bocking Riverside for February 2016

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.

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

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

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

Co-housing and other opportunities for retirement living.

Find out more about the Inter-war period of property

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

Testimonials received from our happy clients during January 2016

Update on Bocking Riverside for January 2016

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

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

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

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

Changes to legislation regarding immigration status

Testimonials received from our happy clients during December 2015

Update on Bocking Riverside for December 2015

Typical features of an Edwardian Period House

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

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

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

A new occupier moves to East Street, Braintree

Testimonials received from our happy clients during November 2015

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

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

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

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

Joscelyne Chase attends the Landlord Investment Show at Olympia in London

Character home in desired location for sale through Joscelyne Chase 

The show home at Bocking Riverside is now open

Congratulations to our competition winners! 

Your invitation to our launch weekend at Bocking Riverside

Stunning family home for sale through Joscelyne Chase.

Testimonials received from our clients during October 2015.

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

New measured to turn underused offices into new homes.

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

Another two bedroom property to let through Joscelyne Chase.

Update on Bocking Riverside for October 2015.

Find out more about Victorian Period homes

Testimonials received from our clients during September 2015.

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

Learn more about Georgian period homes.

Progress at Bocking Riverside development. 

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

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

This month's selection of property terms.

26/08/15

Party Walls

A useful guide on Party Walls.

Market trader sets up shop in Braintree.

Another new business sets up shop in Braintree High Street.

Another update on the Bocking Riverside development.

06/08/15

MPC Meeting

What will be the outcome of the MPC meeting today?

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.

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

Another installment of our monthly glossary terms.

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

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.

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!

Some handy tips to help with the moving process!

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.

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. 

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

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

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.

Get to know our newest employee Julie De-Gennaro

Get to know our Trainee Sales Negotiator, Jasmine Snelling

Get to know our Residential Lettings Manager, Yvonne Crane

Get to know our Managing Director, Paul Bird

Get to know our Sales Negotiator, Warren De Groot

Get to know our Residential Sales Manager, Colin Holdgate

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

Priors Green - A Neighbourhood Centre in Takeley

Staff from Joscelyne Chase took part in Race for Business