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#StayLocal

The AB Team have put together some #StayLocal food, drink and businesses that are offering services and deliveries…


#stayathome

The AB Team have put together some #StayAtHome ideas for you all. Stay Home, Stay Active…


Corona, AB Offices, Maintenance

Following current Government advice our offices are now closed and the AB Team are remote working at home…


Payment Holidays

Yesterday 19/3/2020 the Government announced measures to protect tenants and landlords during this unprecedented pandemic...…


Corona COVID-19

The current outbreak of corona COVID-19 virus continues to present risk and worry to everyone and businesses worldwide.…


Tenant deposits are evolving

Tenant’s deposits are a hot topic right now. The Government included ‘lifetime deposits’ in their Renters’ Reform Bill and deposit replacement products continue to emerge. …


Hidden Gems No 2

Set back from the road passers-by would never know that inside the All Saints Church in Tudeley …


Block & Estate Management

The AB estate management team are delighted to be appointed the 1st managing agents of a new block of contemporary flats overlooking the train station in East Grinstead…


New Housing Minister

Last week saw Boris Johnson’s Government reshuffle replace Esther McVey as housing minister with Christopher Pincher.…


Short Term lets and the impact on traditional lettings

There is growing concern in the Private Rental Sector that as Landlords face a continuing raft of legislative changes they will withdraw from the sector opting for short-term lets. …


AB join OnTheMarket.com

We are pleased to announce that Alexandre Boyes joined OnTheMarket.com property search portal this month.…


Lettings & electrical tests update

Following our blog on the 14th January, the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 have been published …


Capital Gains Tax Changes

Capital gains tax (CGT) changes come into force 6th April 2020 and are set to affect most private residential Landlords…


Hidden Gems No 1 - Chelwood Vachery

If you go down into the woods today…you might not find a teddy bear’s picnic, but you may find the hidden water gardens of Chelwood Vachery. …


Trade Apprenticeship Scheme

Alexandre Boyes are exited to be recruiting our second multi trade apprentice, in association with our Trade Apprenticeship Scheme.…


Festive office opening

Our offices will be open at slightly different times over the festive holidays...…


SOS Out of Hours

Alexandre Boyes offer our fully managed letting, estate & block management residents SOS out of hours assistance for genuine emergencies. What to do? …


AB 2019 reflection and 2020 plans

As we bid farewell to 2019, it’s been an exciting year for Alexandre Boyes. We celebrated our 21st birthday in August. Ashleigh and Ally from our East Grinstead office became qualified ARLA members. Keren, Head of Estate & Block Management, qualified in Build to Rent management,…


Are your appliances safe?

Whirlpool made another recall announcement this week regarding washing machines, heating door mechanisms and the potential fire risk. …


Festive Maintenance Reminders

With festive preparations well under way maintenance is not always up there on the list of things to do. So not entirely festive and not an exhaustive list but here is a quick check list:…


Keren qualifies in Build to Rent management

Congratulations to our Associate Director, Keren Dolan who has successfully completed the Government backed Build to Rent (BTR) property management Level 4 qualification. …


Does your septic tank comply?

On 1 January 2020 new legislation regarding septic tanks comes into force.…


Property industry & Climate Change

During 2019 Alexandre Boyes have seen a rise in queries regarding home efficiency from tenants, landlords, purchasers and owners of estates and blocks of residential flats. …


AB Maintenance Team

The Alexandre Boyes Maintenance work exclusively for residents in blocks of flats and estates that are managed by our Estate & Block Management Team. They can undertake projects of various sizes …


1 house, 21 years & Alexandre Boyes

21 years ago the very first property Alexandre Boyes sold was a family house in Byng Road. 21 years later we have successfully put the same house under offer again. During the in-between years Alexandre Boyes have let and fully managed the property…


Changes on the horizon for Lettings

The Lettings industry is constantly evolving, striving to raise standards and consumer awareness, and wheedle out rogue landlords and agents. We touched on some of the most recent regulation changes in our Industry Changes article in May. There are more changes on the horizon. …


Build to Rent

BTR developments are designed for rental rather than sales typically involving one agent to let and manage. The continued expansion of both the wider sector and individual schemes reflects a growing belief in BTR, attracting considerable investors and government support and funding. Schemes submitted through planning and entering construction phases continue to increase in size and BTR has the potential to increase the supply of homes and improve standards for renters. …


Industry Changes

Client Money Protection is a scheme that reimburses landlords and tenants should an agent misappropriate their rent, deposit or other client funds. It is a requirement for ARLA Propertymark members to have CMP. Letting agents hold a significant amount of money in the form of deposits and rent on behalf of tenants and landlords. Client money protection ensures that funds are held in a designated account and in the event of an agency going bust or misappropriating funds it offers landlords and tenants a route to compensation. Alexandre Boyes are regulated by the RICS Client Money Protection Scheme.…


East Grinstead Tenant’s Deposits Held Total £1,731,690

With the Government preparing to control tenant’s deposits at five weeks rent, East Grinstead landlords will soon only be protected in the event of a single month of unpaid rental-arrears, at a time when Universal Credit has seen some rent arrears quadrupling and that’s before you consider damage to the property or solicitor costs…


East Grinstead Property Market – Outlook for 2019

East Grinstead property values are currently 0.4% higher than at the end of 2017, notwithstanding the uncertainty and threats over the potential impact of Brexit in 2019. This has exceeded all the predictions (aka guesses) of all the City of London economists, in an astonishing sign of strength for the local East Grinstead and wider national economy …