Ashtons for property & homes for sale or to rent in Hertfordshire

Land Acquisition

Our agency has one of the most forward thinking departments in the county dedicated to Land and New Homes.

We have the perfect blend of experience, enthusiasm and dedication to see a project through from conception to completion.
The team is led by Jonathan Searles, who has practiced in the residential sales market for over twenty years’: nine of which have been spent with Ashtons. Jonathan initially worked in the North London and Docklands area before specialising for the last fifteen years in Hertfordshire, building long term relationships with house builders and developers alike.

Working alongside Jonathan are Giles Hastings and Louise Harrod, both of whom bring a wealth of experience to the department.

Giles is a member of the Royal Institute of Town Planning who graduated from Oxford Brookes University with an Honours Degree in Land and Planning. Giles previously worked for a large national housebuilder before joining Ashtons six years ago and has since used his expertise and knowledge of planning to secure a number of high profile developments for our clients. Working closely with local authorities, planners and an extensive network of contacts he has managed to bring a number of sites together where others have failed.

Louise Harrod has been with Ashtons for over four years and has enjoyed her involvement in a variety of roles including Client Services, Marketing and New Homes Sales, all of which has given Louise the confidence and passion to continue on her professional journey within the company.  Her latest role has seen Louise develop into an integral member of the Land & New Homes team, bringing with her strong customer relationship skills to provide the perfect accompaniment to this expanding department.

We identify potential sites and propose the most suitable development scheme providing both commercial and financial advice. We work closely with planning consultants, conservation specialists and highway advisors to achieve the best outcome.

For developers, our intelligence and experience in the local property market is second to none. We have an enviable share of the local property market upon which we are able to provide first class advice to builders and developers. On the marketing side, we have sound resources from design and print to site representation, whether it be a bespoke individual scheme or a comprehensive new homes development. 


Free Guide Available

We understand taking the step to sell all or part of your land is an important decision. To assist with this, Ashtons has produced a free guide outlining the process. If you would like to receive a copy, either contact Giles or Jonathan directly or simply the click the link below.

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To discuss any matters relating to land acquisition or land development, Jonathan Searles, Giles Hastings or Louise Harrod can be reached on:

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Mar
29
2017

Lynn Hatton

Graham was brilliant and helped me through every bit of the sale, even when things became a bit fraught all the way till the end...

Mar
27
2017

Fiona & Andrew Marsh

On the ball; proactive; knows the who and what of this area; able to see potential we had not spotted; attentive and trustworthy. Would definitely...

Mar
25
2017

Carol Rule

Very helpful, friendly and efficient.

Mar
23
2017

N Hale

Love Jan - the fact she periodically checks in to see if all is well, really makes a difference.

Mar
21
2017

Devonee Welch

Louise Walker was very professional. I appreciate her keeping the lines of communication open. Our frequent and open communication resulted in a quick exchange of...

Mar
19
2017

Ian Lorimer Watt

Robert is an exceptional agent, not only for his great customer service, but also his negotiating skills in successfully achieving a good deal for all...

Mar
17
2017

Rory Cronin

Always excellent and prompt with good communication.

Mar
15
2017

David Mundy

David Williams worked tirelessly on a tricky chain to ensure exchange and completion happened.

Mar
13
2017

Lissy Clark

From the first time I contacted Ashtons from booking a viewing, until the time we completed, the service was professional, of a high standard and...

Mar
11
2017

Hannah Needler

Gary and Kirstie were really helpful and efficient.

Mar
09
2017

Tony Lyall

Kept me informed throughout. Friendly and considerate at all times. Very understanding of circumstances.

Mar
07
2017

Kamal

Available. Understanding. Helpful.


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