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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Dec
04
2016

Rachel Elkington

We dealt with Jonathan, Gary and Kevin who were all highly professional and extremely helpful and supportive throughout our selling and buying process.

Dec
01
2016

Beth Murrell

Graham was extremely helpful and professional; shame we didn't sell with you as well!

Nov
30
2016

Pamela Jowett

Graham Franks was particularly helpful throughout the whole buying process, with his efficient, friendly manner. He always obtained a prompt resolution to any problems

Nov
27
2016

Gurjeevan Sidhu

Throughout the process of buying my first home, I dealt with Graham Franks. From the point of making the offer through to completing and exchanging,...

Nov
24
2016

Rachel & Scott Taylor

Ashtons were very professional and efficient from the moment we walked into their offices. Staff were sympathetic to our situation in dealing with an estate....

Nov
21
2016

Trevor Stevens

Arranging a viewing was simple. I liked the fact that is was possible to carry out at a time which was convenient to myself. Graham...

Nov
18
2016

Mark Bicknell

Everyone has been very helpful, from beginning to end. We were kept fully informed during the viewing stage; the website feedback feature was great. Also...

Nov
15
2016

Vilma Ulucay

It's a pleasure to work with Ashtons.

Nov
12
2016

Dave & Rhonda Picken

Since moving to this area in 2002, this is the 2nd time we have used Ashtons to buy and sell and we have been extremely...

Nov
09
2016

Sheila Stephens

Very happy with the service. Verity was particularly helpful. It was useful to have Graham following up once a sale had been agreed.

Nov
05
2016

Sarah Heath

Always found staff professional. Throughout the whole process, Graham kept in contact; was very reliable, chasing things and then promptly ringing me back - was...

Nov
02
2016

Sue Mabey

Graham Franks was professional, always available and approachable. You had a constant flow of viewings arranged for selling our house. Annemaree and Verity on the...


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