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28/04/16 - UK House Price Growth Slows in April

According to Nationwide Building Society, UK house price growth slowed in April following the surge of buying in March.

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21/04/16 - Ashtons scoop silver, not once…. but twice at the ESTAS Awards 2016

On Friday 15th April 2016, the 13th ESTAS Awards took place at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London and was hosted by TV property expert Phil Spencer.

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14/04/16 - Government Announce Surprise Change on ‘Granny Flat’ Tax Rules

The government has made a surprise announcement to change the tax rules for anyone buying a house that includes a “granny flat” or annex.

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07/04/16 - Growth in construction of new homes at its lowest in three years

According to a recent survey published this week, indications suggest the growth in construction of new homes in the UK has hit it's lowest level in three years in March.

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30/03/16 - Buy to let landlords should face new affordability test, Bank says

BBC Business News Website reports "Buy to let landlords should face new limits on the amount they can borrow, the Bank of England has proposed.

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24/03/16 - St. Albans "Tiny but perfectly formed cathedral city"

The latest research indicates house prices in Brighton and Hove have soared to nearly 500% over the past two decades. Average prices have seen a jump from £50,000 in 1995 to £295,000 in 2015, according to the Office for National Statistics.

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17/03/16 - Budget 2016: Stamp Duty Changes

The changes in Stamp Duty Land Tax were pre-empt during the Autumn Statement, with the introduction of 3% of stamp duty being introduced from April on all second homes and additional properties being purchased. The additional tax applies to the whole value of a property and aimed at buy-to-let landlords.

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11/03/16 - One in Five Landlords Want to Sell Up

According to the National Landlords Association, the proportion planning to sell before last July's Budget was 7% and has now risen significantly to 19% which equates to almost one in five landlords across Britain.

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04/03/16 - UK house prices increased by just 0.3% in February

The latest house price index shows, residential property prices in the UK increased by 0.3% in February and slight growth taking the annual increase to 4.8%.

The index report also suggests the number of mortgages approved for house purchase increased sharply to almost 75,000, up from approximately 71,000 approvals in December – also the highest number since January 2014.

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25/02/16 - Ashtons Ranked 18th on The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For List

We are thrilled to achieve 18th position on The Sunday Times Best 100 Small Companies to Work For List, it’s not only a fantastic accolade, it’s also the highest ranking we have secured to date. This also reinforces the ethos of the company; embraced by all employees who have adopted the core values which make Ashtons the enjoyable workplace it is today.

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Apr
23
2016

Maria Yanev

Very good service, sound knowledge and professionalism.

Apr
20
2016

St Albans Resident

Since letting our property with yourselves, I have been very impressed with the service that you provide - I have peace of mind about the...

Apr
18
2016

Dean Mason

We cannot fault Chris Gardner - Really friendly, genuine, helpful and professional - Thank you!

Apr
15
2016

Colin Mackrill

Hi John and the team

Now the sale has gone through and been completed I have reflected on the transaction and just wanted to let...

Apr
14
2016

C Taylor & S A Degroot

Friendly, helpful team; very professional.

Apr
08
2016

Ella Dickson

Special mention to Steve who went above and beyond when we were selling our house suddenly (and quickly!) and to Joanne who has been very...

Apr
05
2016

Mia Cooper & Stuart Chittenden

Ashtons Redbourn truly are the best estate agent team I have had the pleasure of selling property with and we can't thank you enough for...

Apr
02
2016

A Larcombe

JP, David, Neil and Joe all advised, supported and were incredibly active on my behalf throughout the sale. A fantastic team.

Mar
29
2016

Lisa Wetherall

Great communication throughout and I was kept in the loop at all times. As a customer, I felt that Sally & Nicky were 10 out...

Mar
20
2016

Alan Willison

All very polite and worked as a team. Ashtons were the only agent in WGC to suggest a strategy to secure the property we were...

Mar
17
2016

Janet & Ken Howell

Excellent service particularly Taylor and David Williams.

Mar
14
2016

Christine Chemery

Excellent with contact, support and guidance throughout process. Extremely helpful, professional and friendly. All issues were dealt with promptly, efficiently and with integrity. Absolute 100%...


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