2017 – PJC Homes

All the fun at the fayre with PJC

Pupils at Croesty Primary School in Pencoed enjoyed the sunshine at their annual summer fayre. Sponsored by local estate agents Payton Jewell Caines, the PTA raised £1800.00 for the school. Head teacher Mr Kaye is pictured with Sharon Sturgiss, Branch Manager of Payton Jewell Caines in Pencoed.


It’s Christmas Time for the Children of Ty Hafan

  It’s Christmas Time for the Children of Ty Hafan   Year 10 pupils from Bryntirion Comprehensive School have delivered some special festive cheer to children at Ty Hafan.   The pupils organised a collection of gifts to support the charities annual Christmas Toy Appeal. Their efforts form part of their Welsh Baccalaureate Studies. Payton […]


LANDLORDS TO BENEFIT FROM NIL DEPOSIT SCHEME

LANDLORDS TO BENEFIT FROM NIL DEPOSIT SCHEME  Payton Jewell Caines has launched a Nil Deposit Scheme that is set to benefit tenants and landlords alike. Administered by Let Alliance, the scheme is designed for tenants who struggle to find a deposit as bond money. They simply pay a fixed fee instead that is equivalent to […]


YOUNG AND OLD ARE FEELING FESTIVE TOGETHER IN PENCOED

  YOUNG AND OLD ARE FEELING FESTIVE TOGETHER IN PENCOED   Pupils from Pencoed Primary School have been busy entertaining the elderly residents of Glanffrwd Care Home as two generations of the same community enjoy time together.    Pupils have been spending time with residents getting ready for Christmas. Activities have included making Christmas hats, […]


TONDU RFC PLAYERS SUPPORT SHOEBOX APPEAL

  TONDU RFC PLAYERS SUPPORT SHOEBOX APPEAL   Tondu RFC Under 15’s have delivered a very special result for the 2017 Christmas Homeless Shoebox Appeal.    Players met with our Sales Director Helen John to hand over shoeboxes from the team. She said: “We’ve supported the boys over the last few seasons so it is […]


Can You Help Ty Hafan This Christmas?

  Can You Help Ty Hafan This Christmas?   Year 10 pupils from Bryntirion Comprehensive School have embarked on a very special community challenge as part of their GCSE Welsh Baccalaureate studies, and they need your help!   Local businesses and residents are urged to support the Ty Hafan Christmas Toy Appeal by donating brand […]


2017 CHRISTMAS HOMELESS SHOEBOX APPEAL

  2017 CHRISTMAS HOMELESS SHOEBOX APPEAL   The number of homeless people is increasing with the amount of people sleeping rough ranging from 12 to 27 people per day in South West Wales alone.    You can help those that are facing Christmas sleeping rough this year by donating to the 2017 Christmas Homeless Shoebox […]


STAMP DUTY TO RISE IN 2018!

  STAMP DUTY TO RISE IN 2018   Anyone thinking of buying or selling in the New Year may want to act sooner rather than later to avoid the forthcoming introduction of Land Transaction Tax.   Wales will see huge changes to the stamp duty regime from 1 April 2018 with Land Transaction Tax replacing Stamp Duty. As ever, […]


TREATS NOT TRICKS…

  TREATS NOT TRICKS!    Choose an agent that treats you properly rather than falling for the tricks of those that don’t deliver!   High levels of customer service, strict codes of conduct, continued investment and a proactive approach set us apart from the competition. By choosing Payton Jewell Caines as your agent, you will […]


New Kit For Bridgend Sports RFC

  NEW KIT FOR BRIDGEND SPORTS RFC   Bridgend Sports RFC Senior team are training in new tops this season thanks to their latest sponsorship deal.  Recently promoted to division 3A Central West, the team has announced local estate agents Payton Jewell Caines as their newest sponsor.     Coach Gareth David says: “Support from […]


Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards for Rental Properties

  Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards for Rental Properties A guide for landlords and investors on the latest new legislation for rental properties     Yet more legislation for landlords is on the way; as from the 1st April 2018 there will be a requirement for all rental properties to have a minimum energy performance rating […]


PJC HOST WORLD’S BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING

  PJC HOST WORLD’S BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING     The sale of coffee and cake has raised £235.00 for Macmillan.   Staff from Payton Jewell Caines baked an assortment of cakes which were enjoyed by friends, clients and supporters on Friday 29th September.   The first ever Coffee Morning happened way back in 1990. Since […]


House buying to be faster and less stressful!

  House Buying To Be Faster And Less Stressful!   The property market is under the spotlight again with Communities Secretary Sajid Javid having launched an eight-week review on how to streamline home-buying in England and Wales.   The review includes plans to simplify sales and tackle gazumping. Ways of locking in deals and stopping […]


BRYN ROCKETS WITH SPONSORSHIP DEAL

  BRYN ROCKETS WITH SPONSORSHIP DEAL   Bryn Rockets Football Club has secured a sponsorship deal with local estate agents Payton Jewell Caines.     Founded in the 1960’s, Bryn Rockets play in the Port Talbot and District Football League. Home matches are played at the Bryn Welfare Ground.   Neill Daniels, Team Manager says: “The […]


The Christmas Countdown is on

  The Christmas Countdown is on…    If you’re thinking of making a move this side of Christmas then the decisions you make now could have a big influence on where you eat your Christmas lunch!   The prospect of selling your home can be daunting – all the more so if you are looking […]


Vendors BEWARE – Using An Online Estate Agent Will Cost You Time And Money!

  Vendors BEWARE! Using An Online Estate Agent Will Cost You Time And Money!   By passing a traditional high street estate agent may prove to be the ultimate false economy.   Online estate agents promise to save property sellers thousands of pounds but the harsh reality is that it can end up being the buyer […]


Summer Fun with Ospreys Beach Rugby..

  Summer Fun with Ospreys Beach Rugby     Over 1700 children took part in the annual Ospreys in the Community beach rugby festivals this year held in Aberavon, Porthcawl and Swansea Bay.   Sponsored by Payton Jewell Caines, 125 mixed teams of boys and girls, many of whom were playing rugby for the first […]


Mid-Summer Fun at Margam Village

  Mid-Summer Fun at Margam Village    Coed Hirwaun Community Association hosted the annual Margam Village Mid-Summer Fun Day on Saturday 1st July.     Sponsored by Payton Jewell Caines, the event included plenty of family fun        Helen John, Sales Director for Payton Jewell Caines said: “This was a great community event that we […]


Broadlands Fun Day 2017

  Broadlands Fun Day 2017     The annual Broadlands Fun Day is being held on Saturday 2 September 2017.     Sponsored by Payton Jewell Caines, hundreds of local families are expected to enjoy an afternoon of fun activities, stalls and tasty treats.     Like and share https://www.facebook.com/BroadlandsHub/ to find out more…  


TYING YOURSELF IN KNOTS?

  TYING YOURSELF IN KNOTS?   Catherine Caines says that Japanese Knotweed can cause damage to properties and is increasingly being used as a reason by lenders to refuse mortgage applications   A bamboo-like plant that is speckled with pink-red, Japanese knotweed is often mistaken for a pretty flower but it is a horribly invasive […]


SARA HAWKINS NAMED UK LETTING CANDIDATE OF THE YEAR

  SARA HAWKINS NAMED UK LETTING CANDIDATE OF THE YEAR   Sara Hawkins, Rentals Director for Payton Jewell Caines has been named letting candidate of the year by leading UK industry experts.   43 year old Sara Hawkins collected the prestigious award at a ceremony hosted by UK property industry experts Propertymark in London on 12 May […]


Rugby hits the beach with the help of PJC

  Rugby hits the beach with help of PJC   The annual Ospreys in the Community beach rugby is back this month for a sixth year and it’s bigger and better than ever with almost 2,000 children participating, supported by Payton Jewell Caines.   Held at three stunning and instantly recognisable beach venues across the […]


ARE YOU AN ANIMAL LOVER?

  ARE YOU AN ANIMAL LOVER?   Sharon Sturgiss of Payton Jewell Caines says that animals are often a reason why people do buy or don’t buy certain properties….   We’re a nation of pet lovers. From dogs and cats to toads and frogs, we’ve sold properties on behalf of hundreds of vendors who share our […]


Landlords: Protecting your rental investment

    Landlords: Protecting your rental investment   Whether you are a landlord with one property or an investor with a portfolio of properties, making sure you protect your investment is important. When the worst happens and a tenant defaults on their rent, Rent Guarantee and legal protection included in our Rent on Time service […]


PENCOED PUPILS CARE FOR THE ELDERLY AS YOUNG AND OLD COME TOGETHER IN PENCOED

  PENCOED PUPILS CARE FOR THE ELDERLY AS YOUNG AND OLD COME TOGETHER IN PENCOED     Pupils from Pencoed Primary School have been busy entertaining the elderly residents of Glanffrwd Care Home as two generations of the same community enjoy time together.   With current research showing that 43% of older adults experience social […]


THUMBS UP FOR FIRE SAFETY AT BRYNTIRION INFANTS

  THUMBS UP FOR FIRE SAFETY AT BRYNTIRION INFANTS   Picture shows 7 year olds Gracie Price, Scarlett Jones and Harley Gibbs with Julie Hopkins of Payton Jewell Caines   Teachers at Bryntirion Infants have been educating year two pupils about the importance of fire safety in the home.   With the support of estate […]


THE SUN IS SHINING!

  THE SUN IS SHINING Great properties that could be yours this bank holiday weekend….   Looking forward to the bank holiday weekend? It’s a great time to look for a property that gives you the chance to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine.   From modern living in Jersey Marine to a converted chapel […]


WHAT MAKES A GREAT LETTING AGENT

    WHAT MAKES A GREAT LETTING AGENT?   John Caines, Managing Director of Payton Jewell Caines gives his view on what you should look for when selecting a letting agent to manage your rental property   The increased burden of legislation as a result of the introduction of Rent Smart Wales means that many […]


Nightmares of a Landlord

  Sara Hawkins, Rentals Director for Payton Jewell Caines explains how you can guarantee your rental income      It’s every landlord’s worst nightmare: a tenant who can’t, or won’t, pay the rent.   In fact, the National Landlords Association (NLA) found that nearly one in two landlords (47 per cent) have experienced rental arrears […]


EASTER ‘EGGSTRAVAGANZA’ FOR BRYNTIRION INFANTS

  EASTER ‘EGGSTRAVAGANZA’ FOR BRYNTIRION INFANTS   Picture shows year two children from Bryntirion Infants with Head Teacher Kathryn Foster, Deputy Head Lisa Hearn and Julie Hopkins of Payton Jewell Caines     The 167 pupils at Bryntirion Infants School are enjoying an early Easter gift from estate agents Payton Jewell Caines.   Headteacher Mrs […]


Ten reasons why we love living in Wales

  Sales Director, Helen John tells us why St David’s Day is a great time to remember why it is great to live in Wales   From national heroes to sporting greats, Wales is home to more than 3 million of us lovely people and 1680 miles of  glorious coastline. It’s the land of our […]


Buying the right investment property

    Rentals Director Sara Hawkins explains that property remains an attractive investment but good research is essential…   Despite changing legislation, many still see property as an attractive long-term investment at a time of low interest rates and volatile stock markets. In fact, buy-to-let can definitely still pay-off but it is vital to do things […]


Looking to sell for the right price?

  Catherine Caines is a Chartered Surveyor and Director of Payton Jewell Caines. She explains why choosing the right agent to market your property at the right price is the key to a quick and successful sale.   You get what you pay for. Those were the words of a vendor who had tried an […]


LANDLORDS – ARE YOU RENTING ILLEGALLY?

  The enforcement powers within the Rent Smart Wales legislation have now been activated. This means that Rent Smart Wales and its Local Authority partners across Wales can now take action to make sure that those who need to comply, do so. Failure to comply with the legislation is now an offence.   Sara Hawkins, Rentals […]


PAYTON JEWELL CAINES CELEBRATES TOP AWARD FROM THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF PROPERTY PROFESSIONALS

    Payton Jewell Caines rentals team have all qualified with the technical award in Residential Letting and Property Management.   The latest award means that all six members of the rentals team are qualified with Director Sara Hawkins having secured the highest-level award with the Level 4 Certificate in Residential Letting and Property Management. […]


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