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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Jan
22
2017

Anna Vine

Sally Fearon from Harpenden office was fantastic.

Jan
20
2017

Katie Bovington

Always aware of the property linked to you when you call up to speak with a member of staff. Very reassuring that you were a...

Jan
19
2017

Stewart Wood

The whole team have been superb, in particular Taylor, who has always stopped to speak and explain the process throughout - thanks.

Jan
17
2017

Vicky Perkins

Graham was very good and his communication with us was excellent.

Jan
15
2017

Kevin & Petra Harris

Great service all round. Jonathan Searles, in particular, provided us with an outstanding service. He was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and calm - he went the...

Jan
13
2017

Ian Taylor

Everyone we dealt with were professional, pleasant and very helpful. Great team.

Jan
11
2017

Mrs E Elhajjami

I would like to thank the whole team at Ashtons WGC for their great customer service. Graham, in particular, made the process of purchasing our...

Jan
08
2017

Vicky Perkins

Graham has been very good and the communication from him was excellent.

Jan
06
2017

Simon Needler

All friendly and respectful. Very open at every step.

Jan
03
2017

Andrew Davies

Your colleague Chris is a very professional employee and together with other members of the team, assisted and dealt with all our requirements. Excellent Service.

Jan
01
2017

Saad Khan

Buying a property can be very stressful, but we found Ashtons after sales service very impressive. We dealt with Tracie Phillips who responded to our...

Dec
28
2016

John Stovin

Your staff are unfailingly courteous and helpful. Always received prompt and thoughtful responses to all my questions.


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