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PJCTV

Welcome to PJC TV, our new & exclusive YouTube channel that offers virtual tours/viewings of properties from our rental and sales collection. You can now view properties 24/7 from the comfort of your own home. With thousands of viewings cancelled and temporary restrictions placed on buying/moving home during the COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to provide […]


COVID-19 | Your property questions answered

We’ve been inundated with calls asking property questions so we thought it would be helpful to put together a quick guide for everyone.   If you need any more advice for homeowners, buyers, sellers, tenants and landlords during the COVID-19 pandemic contact us, we are here to help.   Advice for property buyers and sellers […]


Temporary changes that help us stay safe from COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

It’s still very much ‘business as usual’ at Payton Jewell Caines but with the COVID-19 Coronavirus situation constantly changing, we’ve made some changes to our daily operations. The welfare of our staff and clients has always been of the utmost importance to us.   If any of the following circumstances apply to you, we ask […]


Win Six Nation Tickets

WALES V SCOTLAND TICKETS UP FOR GRABS! 🏉   We’re giving away TWO tickets to 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 V 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 match in Cardiff on Saturday 14th March.   For every new instruction we take on, sales or lettings, from now until Saturday 6th March – you’ll go into a prize draw to win these two tickets.


Thinking of using an online agent? Consider these points before you do…

  So, you’re thinking about selling your home? Firstly, you’ve come to the right place. Our expert knowledge of the local market place means that we can offer you an appraisal that is not only realistic but achievable.   We often hear ‘but online Estate Agents are cheaper’. This is not always the case! Here’s […]


Online Estate Agents VS PJC

  Online Estate Agents Vs PJC   So you’re thinking about selling you home?   Firstly, you’ve come to the right place. Our expert knowledge of the local market place means that we can offer you an appraisal that is not only realistic but achievable.   We often hear ‘but online Estate Agents are cheaper’. […]


Outstanding Kindness At Christmas

  Every Halloween, we run a staff incentive called ‘Pimp My Pumpkin’. All staff are given the task to carve and decorate a pumpkin and the top four are then put to our social media audience, to vote for a winner.   Karon Quirke, manager of our Neath branch, won with her spectacular Cancer charity […]


BCLC

Payton Jewell Caines staff donate Christmas food items to help families who may need extra help and support this Christmas.   It’s certainly a time for giving over Christmas and this year we decided to support Bethlehem Church Life Centre (BCLC) & Families HQ, who arranged Christmas food hampers for local families with children, who […]


Aberavon RFC Under 11’s and Under 15’s

  Aberavon under 11’s and under 15’s are all geared up with a new kit!   (Aberavon under 11’s and under 15’s rugby team) Payton Jewell Caines agreed a sponsorship deal that see’s the new season kicked off in style! The boys popped in to our Port Talbot branch to show off their new kit […]


Meet Kelly

PJC has been a family run business for over 40 years. With branches across Neath, Port Talbot, Pencoed and Bridgend, we’d like to introduce you to the latest members of our team, who help families and first-time buyers find their dream homes.   Meet Kelly. Kelly’s the latest addition to join our Port Talbot branch.   How long […]


Pencoed Forest School Programme

Local Forest School Programme goes from strength to strength with ongoing support from Payton Jewell Caines Estate Agents.   “From Little Acorns, Mighty Oaks Grow” so the saying goes.   Pencoed Primary school, together with financial support from local estate agents Payton Jewell Caines, are helping local school children get in touch with nature and […]


We have won again!

  Going for Gold! Payton Jewell Caines scoops top award at the British Property Awards 2019   Just three years since opening our local Neath branch, we’re over the moon to be awarded the best estate agent in the Neath and Port Talbot area.   (Nicola David – Sales Negotiator, Karon Quirke – Branch Manager, Helen John […]


Our ‘Rent On Time’ service saves the day with Landlord Donna Morgan

  “If my house was mortgaged, I could have lost everything” Payton Jewell Caines Landlord Donna Morgan, is thankful she saved thousands in court fees with our ‘Rent On Time’ service.   We understand that as a landlord, collecting rent and dealing with rent arrears can be most stressful and very time consuming for you. […]


Landlord Fees Port Talbot

  As estate agents in Neath Port Talbot, PJC is a member of ARLA, the Ombudsman Services: Property and is regulated by RICS Client money protection is provided by RICS   PJC Premier Rent On Time Service: Administration Fee £400 VAT (£480 inc VAT) Monthly management charge*  13% VAT (15.6% inc VAT) PJC Managed Services: Administration Fee £450 VAT (£540 inc […]


Bridgend Race For Life 2019

  Unfortunately, cancer touches too many of us, too often. Every year, staff members of PJC, get their running shoes on and run the Race for Life, raising lots of money for Cancer Research UK.   However, this year has made us all think quite differently at PJC. We have a very special colleague who is currently […]


How to add value to your property

  Were you thinking of moving before COVID-19? Has the lockdown made you realise you want to move once life returns to normal? Get ‘market ready’ with PJC and get in touch for your free checklist. In the meantime, check out the below tips on adding value to your property.   “How can I add value to […]


It’s official – Payton Jewell Caines is one of the very best Estate Agents in the country!

  Payton Jewell Caines has been independently identified as one of the top estate agents in the country and now features in the Best Estate Agent Guide.   The Best Estate Agent Guide is a website (www.bestestateagentguide.co.uk) that lists the top estate agency branches in the UK. It was compiled by the Property Academy – […]


PJC donate Christmas hampers to MIND NPT

  Every Christmas, the team at PJC come together and make a charitable donation to a local charity. This year, we chose MIND NPT.   Mental health can affect us all, in different ways and at various times in our lives.   Did you know approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience […]


Meet Emma Richards

  We would like to welcome Emma Richards to the Payton Jewell Caines team as she joins our Neath branch.   Since its opening nearly three years ago, the Neath branch continues to expand and we are pleased to continue to employ local people within the Neath area.   Here is Emma’s take on Neath, […]


UNDER 8’S SCORE WITH PAYTON JEWELL CAINES

  Cornelly United Football Club Under8’s are thriving with some great wins and a new sponsorship deal this season.   The team includes 13 boys and one girl registered with the Football Association of Wales. All children are aged between 7 and 8 years old and attend local schools in the community.   Competing in […]


Payton Jewell Caines supporting Cancer Research UK in the Cowbridge 6K and 10K charity run

  Payton Jewell Caines staff were delighted to be able to participate in the charity run for Cancer Research UK held at Cowbridge Rugby Club on Sunday 30th September.  It was perfect weather and enjoyed by all who took part.   Anne Birt along with the Cowbridge Cancer Research Committee, did a superb job in organising […]


Supporting the charity MIND at the 2018 Cardiff Half Marathon

  This year was the 15th anniversary of the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon, Wales’  largest mass participation event held on Sunday 9th October 2018. It is always an occasion worth celebrating and this year Payton Jewell Caines were delighted to support two of its participants.   Thomas John and Megan Batchelor were running for the charity […]


Payton Jewell Caines have raised over £4500 for Macmillan over the last 5 years

Payton Jewell Caines raised £500 this year to add to an already incredible total since hosting this event from 2014. Cancer touches the lives of so many people. Our staff were keen to get involved, working hard to invite vendors, purchasers, landlords and friends to enjoy homemade cakes and coffee at Payton Jewell Caines offices in […]


SPONSORING BGCW U15S

  The BGCW Under 15¹s squad of 16 girls aged 14 and 15years old enjoyed a recent trip to Holland to play in the S.V NeveloInternational Football Tournament.   We were really pleased to see the team looking so smart in their new kit and wish them every success with their international match against Scotland […]


Riding the Waves with Penybont Surf Life Saving Club

    Riding the Waves with Penybont Surf LifeSaving Club Penybont nippers are busy practicing their surf lifesaving skills in Ogmore by Sea.   Aged 7 – 12 years, the children have a new rescue board thanks to a donation from Payton Jewell Caines.   Joe Lewis is Nipper Coordinator. She said: “We run fun, […]


Dogs Trust Annual Fun Day

  Sponsored by Payton Jewell Caines, the event includes a fun dog show, displays, have a go agility and a doggy dash. There is also a fun fair, games, tombola stall and raffle prizes. There will be plenty of stalls.   Entry is £3 per adult, £1 per child and free for under 5’s. The […]


BOWLED OVER IN PENCOED

  BOWLED OVER IN PENCOED   Pencoed Bowls Club is thriving thanks to the confirmation of another sponsorship deal for the popular club.   Tom Pearson said: “We thank our sponsors for their commitment and contributions to the club throughout the season. Without their fantastic support, the club would not be in the same position […]


BRYNHYFRYD STRIKE LUCKY WITH PJC

  BRYNHYFRYD STRIKE LUCKY WITH PJC   Estate agents Payton Jewell Caines have agreed a sponsorship deal with Brynhyfryd Bowls Club. Members of the Club are pictured with Karon Quirke, Branch Manager of Payton Jewell Caines in Neath.   Myra Davies, President of Brynhyfryd Bowls Club said: “We always welcome new members and the support […]


Help! We need a really good digital manager

  JOIN OUR TEAM   We’re looking for a really good Digital Manager to take responsibility for all aspects of our online marketing strategy; supporting the growth of the sales and rentals business across Bridgend, Pencoed, Port Talbot and Neath.   We need you to increase content, improve presence and drive website traffic with a proactive […]


Celtic Dance

  CELTIC BEAT AT EURODISNEY   Celtic Beat Dance School will be performing at Eurodisney in Paris thisOctober.   Rachel Morris runs the club along with Victoria Gunn. Rachel explained: “Fromstreet and hip hop to acrobatics, ballet and tap, we teach dance to youngpeople from 3 years of age. It is a great way to […]


Julie Hopkin is a Sales Negotiator in Bridgend. She has plenty of advice for those looking to sell or buy

  Julie Hopkin is a Sales Negotiator in Bridgend. She has plenty of advice for those looking to sell or buy in Bridgend….    Can you describe a day as a sales negotiator? No two days are the same. I meet so many different people and see so many different types of property but my […]


Is your house sale at risk of collapse

    98% of traditional estate agents now say that the home buying process is more likely to collapse when online agents are involved.     Helen John, Sales Director explains: “In common with many other agents, we are being increasingly forced to step in to ensure that chains don’t collapse where sellers have chosen online […]


Looking for a new job? Click here if you’re interested in joining our brilliant sales team.

  We’re recruiting. Click here if you’re interested in joining our brilliant team.    We’re recruiting….   If you’ve got experience of working in a busy estate agency office then we’d like to hear from you.   We’re looking for a bright, enthusiastic and hard working sales administrator to join our Bridgend team. Great communication skills, impeccable attention […]


Do you live in Pencoed? Our Pencoed Branch Manager Sharon is keen to have a chat with you

  Do you live in Pencoed?  Our Pencoed Branch Manager is Sharon Sturgiss and she is keen to have a chat with you.  Tell us about life at Payton Jewell Caines  It was 2006 when I first joined Payton Jewell Caines. I’ve spent the last 12 years helping our clients to buy and sell houses. […]


We’re celebrating St Davids Day and two years in Neath!

  Neath Celebrations    March 1st is always a good day in Wales, particularly for our team in Neath.   The St David’s Day celebrations are going with a swing as our team also celebrates two years in the town. It was 1 March 2016 that we opened our office on Alfred Street and the […]


Meet Hazel Bradbury

  Meet Hazel Bradbury     Hazel began her career with estate agents Peter Alan before going on to work for new home developer Westbury. She joined Payton Jewell Caines in 1998 and is now a Director responsible for our Port Talbot branch.   You must have seen a lot of changes during your time in the […]


Do you own a rental property?

    Do You Own A Rental Property?   Our Rentals manager Victoria John is keen to have a chat with you if you own a rental property. A member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents, Victoria knows all about the latest legislation impacting landlords. She tells us about her role with Payton Jewell […]


Do You Live In Neath? Meet Our Manager Karon

  Do You Live In Neath? Meet Our Manager Karon…  If you’re thinking of buying or selling in Neath then you need to meet Karon.  She is a well-known face in the local property market with 20 years experience as a sales negotiator and valuer so really knows her stuff when it comes to selling […]


NEW STAMP DUTY RATES IN WALES

  The new Land Transaction Tax (LTT) will be introduced in Wales on Sunday 1 April 2018.   Land transaction tax (LTT) will replace stamp duty land tax, which is currently applied in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. Under the new system, the starting threshold for paying property tax will be £180,000 – compared with […]


Meet Catherine Caines

    Meet Catherine Caines Catherine is a Chartered Surveyor and member of the National Association of Estate Agents. Her Father John first set-up in 1978 but it was May 2006 before Catherine returned home from London to join the family business. She tells us all about life as a Director of Payton Jewell Caines […]


Landlords targeted with fixed penalty notices and prosecution

  Landlords targeted with fixed penalty notices and prosecution   185 fixed penalty notices have been issued to landlords and the number is rising as Rent Smart Wales crack down on unlicensed landlords.    Over 177,000 properties, 87,000 landlords and some 2,916 agents are now licensed with Rent Smart Wales but some continue to operate […]


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 […]


BATTING FOR PORT TALBOT SUMMER CRICKET CLUB

  40 budding young cricket players will get the opportunity to practice their skills this summer at the Port Talbot Town Cricket Club Summer School.   Sponsored by estate agents Payton Jewell Caines, the 12 day summer programme is run by professional coaches and is opento children aged 8 to 15 years. It includes those […]


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…  


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.


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. […]


FESTIVE FUN FOR BROADLANDS CHILDREN

  Christmas has come early for the children of Maes yr Haul Primary School.   The annual PFA (Parents Friends Association) Christmas Fair was officially opened with carols from the school choir. The children were then all given a selection box thanks to Payton Jewell Caines.   Gail Richards Hemmings of the Parents Friends Association […]


HELP FOR HOMELESS THIS CHRISTMAS

  Payton Jewell Caines has collected over 50 gift bags for the homeless this Christmas.   The 2016 annual shoebox appeal saw local people donating essential items to show the homeless across Swansea and Neath Port Talbot that they aren’t being forgotten about this winter.   Hats,scarves, gloves, socks, blankets, toiletries and Christmas treats were all included […]


RENT SMART WALES DEADLINE TODAY

  All landlords in Wales must now register with Rhentu Doeth Cymru / Rent Smart Wales    


2016 SHOEBOX APPEAL

  Can you help the homeless this Christmas?   The 2016 annual shoebox appeal has now been launched with local people donating essential items to show the homeless across Swansea and Neath Port Talbot that they aren’t being forgotten about this winter.   Hats, scarves, gloves, socks, blankets and Christmas treats are all needed along […]


LOCAL CHILDREN GIVE RUGBY A TRY WITH OSPREYS IN THE COMMUNITY

      Over 480 children from Neath and Port Talbot have taken part in an Ospreys Rugby Festival   Sponsored by estate agents Payton Jewell Caines, the one-day event was organised by Ospreys in the Community and hosted by Dwr-y-felin School. Every primary school in the region was invited to participate with a total […]


PAYTON JEWELL CAINES TO SPONSOR BRIDGEND SPORTS RFC

  Bridgend Sports RFC has secured sponsorship from estate agents Payton Jewell Caines.   Lyndon Griffiths, Team Manager said: “We are easily fielding two senior teams every week, coupled with the emergence of our very successful youth XV and junior teams. Payton Jewell Caines is a major presence in the Bridgend area so we are […]


IT’S A GOAL FOR CWMAVON BOYS AND GIRLS

  Cwmavon Boys and Girls Under 12s team have scooped £350.00 from estate agents Payton Jewell Caines for the purchase of new goal posts.   Team captain Cian Beech is pictured with Hazel Bradbury, a Director of Payton Jewell Caines.   Funding officer Dawn Sawyers said: “As a Club, our aim is to help the […]


LANDLORDS – THE CLOCK IS TICKING

  Wednesday 23 November is the deadline for all private landlords to have registered with RentSmart Wales   Rent Smart Wales, a Welsh Government registration and licensing initiative, aims to improve standards throughout the private rental sector by ensuring landlords and letting agents attend training in order to obtain a licence. Furthermore, it is envisaged […]


PJC RAISES £1,045.69 FOR MACMILLAN

    PJC RAISES £1,045.69 FOR MACMILLAN   Payton Jewell Caines hosted the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ and raised a massive £1,045.69 for cancer charity Macmillan Cancer Support.   Over 100 vendors, purchasers, landlords and friends enjoyed homemade cakes and coffee at each of the Payton Jewell Caines offices in Bridgend, Pencoed, Neath and Port […]


OSPREYS AND PJC IN THE COMMUNITY

  Payton Jewell Caines will host a community rugby festival on Friday 4th November at Cwrt Herbet playing fields in Neath.   Over 500 children from 12 different primary schools are expected to attend the festival, which is being organised by Ospreys in the Community.    


Gas Safety Week: Fighting for a Gas Safe nation..

  We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2016, taking place 19th –25th September.   Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who […]


CHANGING LIVES THROUGH SURFING

  Estate agents Payton Jewell Caines are making waves in Aberavon with a donation to the Wave Project.   Dani Robertson, South Wales Coordinator for the surf therapy charity explains: “At the Wave Project, we help young people to reduce anxiety and improve confidence through surfing. Our award winning surf courses are proven to help clients feel calmer, more […]


PJC IN THE COMMUNITY – SEPT 2016

  Local charities, education and sporting initiatives are invited to apply to Payton Jewell Caines by 23rd September 2016.   ‘PJC in the community’ is focussed on the communities that surround each of Payton Jewell Caines’ offices across Pencoed, Bridgend, Neath and Port Talbot. Charitable causes and fundraising initiatives that support the sick, the elderly […]


EVERYBODY NEEDS A GOOD NEIGHBOUR

  Sam Dyer of Jubilee Road, Bridgend has been named as Bridge FM’s Good Neighbour of the Year.   Sponsored by Payton Jewell Caines, the Bridge FM Local Hero Awards were announced at a glitzy event on Friday 29 July at the Best Western Heronston Hotel.   Nominated for the award by her neighbours, Sam […]


Pencoed Phoenix rise with PJC

    Pencoed Phoenix Under 15’s girls rugby team will be rising to the challenge of the new rugby season with sponsorship from Payton Jewell Caines.   Pencoed Office Manager, Sharon Sturgiss is pictured with the team.   Good luck for 2016/17 girls!


Dogs Trust Fun Day 2016

  The annual Dogs Trust Bridgend Fun Day returns to Margam Park on Sunday 19 June.   Sponsored by Payton Jewell Caines, the family event includes show rings, doggy dashes, classic cars and plenty of rides and activities for children. The event runs from 10.30am to 4pm and is free of charge for children under […]


Cefn Cribwr Pupils Raise £7,000

  Pupils at Cefn Cribwr Primary School are on target to raise £10,000 to develop a new sensory play area for children with special needs.   Over £7,000 has been raised to date to pay for a new sensory play area for the pupils who attend the observation unit in the school. Fundraising has included […]


PJC in the Community

  Payton Jewell Caines has launched a community programme that will fund local charities, education and sporting initiatives.   ‘PJC in the community’ will focus on the communities that surround each of Payton Jewell Caines’ offices across Pencoed, Bridgend and Port Talbot. Charitable causes and fundraising initiatives that support the sick, the elderly and the young […]


PAYTON JEWELL CAINES TO SPONSOR BROADLANDS FOOTBALL CLUB

  Karon Quirke of Payton Jewell Caines presents new kit to Broadlands Football Club captain Owain Roberts. The team has secured sponsorship from the estate agents. Captain Owain Roberts said: “We are very grateful to Payton Jewell Caines for their support. As the go-to estate agents in this area, it is good to see them […]


TONDU RFC UNDER 13’s TOP OUT ON ANNUAL TOUR

  Tondu RFC have won the annual Narberth Under 13s tournament without conceding a single try. The team spent the weekend on tour to Narbeth RFC wearing new kit sponsored by Payton Jewell Caines. Captain Sam Tatchell said: “We all enjoyed our trip to Narbeth on tour. We won all matches in our age group […]


Rent Smart Wales

  Payton Jewell Caines are lending their support to a recently launched scheme within the Welsh private housing sector, and calling on local landlords to ensure they are aware of their new legal obligations. The call comes as an important milestone is reached, with the 1,000th person undergoing their training as part of the scheme.   […]


Neath Branch Now Open

  Payton Jewell Caines have opened a fourth branch in Neath.   Opened on Tuesday 1 March, the office is based at 39 Alfred Street, Neath. Directors Catherine Caines and Sara Hawkins will assume responsibility for sales and rentals respectively.   Catherine is a Chartered Surveyor and a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered […]


It’s a goal for Margam Under 8’s

  Margam Youth Centre have scored with a new set of goals for their under 8’s team!   George Ridgeway secretary of Margam Youth Centre says: “We heard about the Payton Jewell Caines community fund so we wrote in to ask for some much needed help to buy new goals. Our players love these new goals […]


Sara Hawkins Joins Board of Payton Jewell Caines

  Payton Jewell Caines have announced the appointment of a new Director who will lead the growing rentals business.   42 year old Sara Hawkins joins the Board of Payton Jewell Caines working alongside Managing Director John Caines and Directors Helen John, Hazel Bradbury, Andrea Wojcikowski and Catherine Caines.   Sara first joined Payton Jewell […]


Writing to Learn with Cefn Glas Infants

    Cefn Glas Infants are writing to learn with the launch of a new literacy programme that has been developed to encourage children to choose to write.   Part funded by estate agents Payton Jewell Caines, the programme will involve all 239 pupils who are all aged between 3 and 7 years old. It […]


CHILD’S PLAY FOR BRYNTIRION INFANTS

    Estate agents Payton Jewell Caines have donated £300.00 to Bryntirion Infants School to purchase new outdoor learning equipment.   With 167 pupils aged 3 – 7 years old, Bryntirion Infant School holds Phase Five of the Healthy Schools award and has secured their third Green Flag award. Headteacher Mrs Foster explains: “We are […]


Forest School Promotes Self-Esteem and Confidence for Pencoed Pupils

  Pencoed Primary School has won the Royal Forestry Society Gold award and secured funding from Payton Jewell Caines for its unique Forest School programme.   Introduced in 2013, the five week Forest School Programme focuses on developing self-esteem and confidence. Children and their parents or family members take part in team building activities including […]


It’s Christmas for Broadlands Children

  Area rentals manager for Payton Jewell Caines, Sara Hawkins presents selection boxes to pupils from Maes Yr Haul Primary School at Broadlands, Bridgend.   Have a great Christmas everyone!


Rent Smart Wales – How it impacts you

  Welsh Government Housing Minister Lesley Griffiths AM has announced Rent Smart Wales.   All private landlords will be required to register with the scheme and they will also have to register their properties.   It will aim to prevent rogue landlords and agents from letting and managing properties while raising awareness of the respective […]


Early Christmas Presents for Port Talbot Youngsters

  Christmas has come early for children and young adults with special needs in Port Talbot.   Members of the he Special Needs Activity Club (SNAC), a registered charity formed in 1993 by parents living in the Port Talbot area, are enjoying new toys and equipment thanks to a donation from estate agents Payton Jewell […]


Aberavon Under 15s Secure Sponsorship Deal

  Aberavon U15’s will be wearing a new kit this season having agreed a sponsorship deal with estate agents Payton Jewell Caines.   Head Coach Michael Dyer says that the squad has made a great start to the season: “Our boys consistently demonstrate great fighting spirit and great character. With the help of Wales and […]


Payton Jewell Caines Announce Sponsorship of Bridgend Athletic Club

    Some 200 members of Bridgend Athletics Club will benefit from new training equipment thanks to sponsorship from estate agents Payton Jewell Caines.   A thriving athletics club, Bridgend Athletic Club caters for all ages from 9 years old and for athletes of all abilities. Those pictured with Coach Jason Quirke and Helen John […]


PJC Raises £1712.96 for Macmillan

  Payton Jewell Caines hosted the world’s biggest coffee morning and raised a massive £1712.96 for cancer charity Macmillan Cancer Support.   Over 100 vendors, purchasers, landlords and friends enjoyed homemade cakes and coffee at each of the Payton Jewell Caines offices in Bridgend, Pencoed and Port Talbot.   Sales Director, Helen John says: “Everyone […]


Under 7’s All Kitted Out

  Cwmavon RFC Under 7’s team is starting the season with a new kit thanks to local estate agents Payton Jewell Caines.   Coach Paul Daniel says that the 15 strong team is hoping for a winning season: “It is great to see so many children want to get involved with the game of rugby […]


TATA Steel Cricket Club Score With PJC

  The cricket season is finishing on a high for members of Tata Steel Cricket Club thanks to a donation from Payton Jewell Caines.   The estate agents have donated £250.00 towards the cost of a new score board for the Club. Vicky Williams, our office manager in Port Talbot is pictured at the Club. […]


PJC IN THE COMMUNITY

    Over 1600 people attended the Broadlands Fun Day on Saturday 5 September.   Organised by the Broadlands Residents Association and sponsored by Payton Jewell Caines, the sun shone for the hundreds of families who enjoyed an afternoon of fun activities, stalls and tasty treats.   The Payton Jewell Caines community committee meets on […]


THUMBS UP FOR Y BONT NEW LOOK

    Children at Y BONT have given their staff a big thumbs up.   Local estate agents Payton Jewell Caines made a donation to purchase much needed new uniforms for staff.   Y BONT offers support for some 130 children and their families who have been diagnosed with a disability, medical condition, life limiting […]


PORTHCAWL COMMUNITY WELCOMES DONATION FROM PAYTON JEWELL CAINES

  Members of the Porthcawl Aspergers and Autism Community are hoping to raise awareness thanks to a donation from local estate agents Payton Jewell Caines.   The group, who meet weekly at the Coast Café in Porthcawl on a Monday at 10am, are self-funding. The donation of £250.00 will allow them to organise an awareness […]


GIRLS CAN DO ANYTHING – WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM PJC

  1st Brackla Girl Guides could be our next sporting heroes thanks to a donation from local estate agents Payton Jewell Caines.   Having struggled to raise funds to buy sporting equipment, volunteers asked Payton Jewell Caines to help out the unit, which includes 12 girls aged 10–14 years old.   Volunteer Sarah Morgan says: “The […]


THE WHEELS ON THE BUS MUST GO ROUND FOR BLAENBAGLAN PRIMARY SCHOOL

    Pupils at Blaenbaglan School are on target to raise £20,000 to buy a new minibus for the school.   Used for curriculum and sporting activities, the current bus is in a bad state of repair and needs to be replaced for the benefit of pupils and the wider community. £7,000.00 has been raised […]


FUN IN THE SUN WITH DOGS TRUST BRIDGEND

    DOGS TRUST BRIDGEND FUN DAY   Join in the fun at Dogs Trust Bridgend Fun Day on 21 June.   This annual event takes place at Margam Country Park. Sponsored by Payton Jewell Caines, the fun starts at 10.30am and includes a dog show, funfair and classic car display. There will also be […]


Banking Food For Those In Need

  Christmas has come early for those in need of emergency support thanks to Payton Jewell Caines.   Staff from the Bridgend, Pencoed and Port Talbot offices have been stocking up to support the Bridgend and Port Talbot Food Banks to provide emergency food supplies to people in desperate need of basic food. The Foodbanks […]


Festive Treats For Maes Yr Haul Children

  Christmas has come early for local school children.   Every pupil at Maes yr Haul Primary School on Broadlands will receive a special Christmas selection box from local estate agents Payton Jewell Caines. The company is also sponsoring the Broadlands Residents Association Christmas Wonderland event which takes place on Wednesday 17 December at 6.30pm […]


£1000 Raised For Macmillan With Cake And Coffee

  Payton Jewell Caines have raised over £1000.00 for Macmillan Cancer Support.   Bridgend, Pencoed and Port Talbot staff joined Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event by holding a coffee morning and raising money for people living with cancer on Friday 26 September. They were joined by the Mayor or Bridgend County Borough, Councillor Gary Thomas and […]


Wizards Secure Sponsorship From Payton Jewell Caines

  The Wizards of the West have signed a sponsorship deal for the 2014/15 season with local estate agents Payton Jewell Caines.   Aberavon RFC play in the premiership league and attract crowds of up to 3,000. Payton Jewell Caines has sponsored the team and agreed a deal with the Club that will see a […]


Help raise £60,000 for Cerys

  Five year old Cerys Griffiths has been named Child of Courage at the Bridge FM Local Hero Awards.   Sponsored by Payton Jewell Caines, the Local Hero Awards were held to recognise and reward the unsung local heroes who make Bridgend County Borough great!   Cerys, who lives in Pencoed, was born 11 weeks […]


Payton Jewell Caines Kick Start New Season For Baglan RFC Under 12s

  Baglan RFC Under 12’s will be starting the new season in style thanks to sponsorship from Payton Jewell Caines.   The local estate agents have sponsored the team by purchasing tackle shields and bags for the training sessions. Coach Sam Smith says: “The boys work hard all year round and we maintain training during […]


Pen-Y-Fai Fun Day 2014

  The annual Pen-Y-Fai Fun Day will be held at the Pheasant Field on Saturday 6 September.   Sponsored by local estate agents Payton Jewell Caines, the event will be fun for all the family with a range of attractions and activities including a climbing wall, funfair rides, stalls and entertainment.   Helen John, Sales […]


Job Vacancies

  Sales Progressor An exciting opportunity for an experienced person with an in depth knowledge of the legal process in buying and selling property to join our Port Talbot team. Applicants will need to be confident with IT and able to work to targets within a team structure. Salary package will be attractive and include […]


Calling Local Heroes

  Bridge FM needs your help to recognise and reward the unsung local heroes who make Bridgend County Borough great!   The Bridge FM Local Hero Awards are back with the Child of Courage award sponsored by local estate agents Payton Jewell Caines. Other nomination categories include:   Outstanding Adult Achiever, sponsored by Bridgend College […]


Coed Hirwaun Muga Open For Play

  More than 300 people living in Coed Hirwaun joined the Mayor of Neath Port Talbot and leader of Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council on bank holiday Monday to celebrate the opening of the Coed Hirwaun MUGA.   Costing £210,000, the MUGA is an all-weather floodlit playing court marked out for five a side […]


PJC Achieves Accreditation

    Ashleigh Lewis, Victoria John and Jessica Morgan at Payton Jewell Caines have achieved accreditation with Landlord Accreditation Wales.   As a joint initiative between the Private Sector and Housing/Environmental Health Services from each of the 22 Local Authorities in Wales, Landlord Accreditation Wales is supported by the Welsh Assembly Government.   Sara Hawkins, […]


Payton Jewell Caines are on the move…

  The rentals team at Payton Jewell Caines are pictured having taken delivery of their new Mini Cooper.   Led by Rental Manager Sara Hawkins, a member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents and the National Federation of Property Professionals, the team of eight manages over 470 properties from their offices in Pencoed and […]


Pencoed RFC Under 10’s Celebrate in Style

  Pencoed RFC is celebrating 125 years (1888 – 2013) with a smart new kit for the Under 10’s team thanks to sponsorship support from Payton Jewell Caines.   The team is pictured with coaches Gareth Roberts (left), Gareth Dawe (right) and Sharon Sturgiss, Pencoed Branch Manager for Payton Jewell Caines. Manager Nigel Preddy says: […]


Payton Jewell Caines Have Fun In Penyfai

    Hundreds of local people turned out for the Penyfai Fun Day held at the Pheasant Field on Saturday 7 September.   Sponsored by local estate agents Payton Jewell Caines, the annual event was a huge success with a range of attractions and activities including go-karting, a climbing wall, funfair rides, stalls and entertainment. […]


Take On A Challenge With A Difference

  Catherine Caines of local estate agents Payton Jewell Caines has completed the gruelling Three Peaks Challenge in aid of Velindre Cancer Centre.   Together with Mark Lazarus, Matthew Lazarus, Tom Lazarus, Robyn Cowland, Susan Lazarus, Claire and Martin Jones and Nicola and Anthony Howells, Catherine has raised over £6000.00 for the charity by walking […]


Marketing Campaign Launched in the Vale

  Payton Jewell Caines has launched a marketing campaign targeting landlords in the Vale of Glamorgan.   New landlords in the Vale of Glamorgan will benefit from guaranteed rent with NIL excess at no extra cost and a FREE tenancy agreement for all new instructions. Simply call 01656 869000 to find out more.   Terms […]


A Reason To Celebrate For Women’s Aid

  Women and children who are victims of domestic abuse will have something to smile about this Christmas thanks to a large donation of gifts from local estate agents Payton Jewell Caines.   Staff from Payton Jewell Caines have donated presents to Port Talbot and Afan Women’s Aid which is a member of the umbrella […]


Payton Jewell Caines Sponsors Port Talbot Town Football Club

  Christmas has come early for Port Talbot Town Football Club Under 10’s thanks to a sponsorship deal with local estate agents Payton Jewell Caines.   The 20 young players have been kitted out with brand new training coats. Head Coach Darren Gardener says the players are thrilled with their early Christmas gifts: “We’ve got […]


Investment In Rentals As Demand Increases

  Payton Jewell Caines have announced a £25,000 investment in their rental management division to service the continuing growth in the demand for management of rental property in the Bridgend and Port Talbot area.   The investment includes the complete refurbishment of central offices, the introduction of a new online marketing campaign and the appointment […]


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