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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Sep
26
2016

Tejas Parikh

Competitively priced with exceptional service.

Sep
23
2016

Nicola Jennings

Everybody at Ashtons has been great, very professional, open and clear. Graham has been brilliant at seeing through our purchase and keeping us on track...

Sep
21
2016

Isaac Evans

The entire process has been handled perfectly. Even with a tricky chain, Ashtons have done everything possible to keep us happy and well informed. I...

Sep
18
2016

Anonymous

Very happy with Ashtons - helpful, thorough and professional.

Sep
16
2016

Margaret Murphy

Sally Fearon was by far the most approachable and professional of all the Letting Agents I contacted prior to signing up with Ashtons. Nicky whom...

Sep
15
2016

Wendy Mather

Richard was very professional when negotiating the purchase price for both the houses we were buying and selling. Joanne dealt extremely well with some tricky...

Sep
12
2016

Anonymous

The process of both selling and buying has been prolonged and very stressful. An agent could easily have given up, but Ashtons have provided an...

Sep
06
2016

Guy & Jen Warburton

Excellent office - open and comfortable. Very good greetings from all; reception and front of house team. Thirsty work selling a house, so thanks for...

Sep
03
2016

Rowena Vithlani

Ashtons were by far the best estate agent I dealt with. Hannah was excellent as was Joanne throughout the whole process.

Sep
02
2016

L Herwood

Chris Gardner was our main point of contact and I cannot fault him. Kept in touch through the whole process - very friendly and professional.

Aug
29
2016

Sara Murray

Sally Fearon was wonderful to deal with.

Aug
26
2016

Andy Perkins

All staff were very helpful


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