Local reviews

“Greg has been amazing. Always does what he says he will do. Rebecca has been very clear in her comms.”
29th October 2023
“Rebecca was fab”
Kit Anderson
28th October 2023
“Every member of the Ashtons team were professional and courteous.”
26th October 2023
“They were the best equipped to market my property on a street that hardly ever appears on Rightmove etc. There being no recent comparables, the team used their combined experience and expertise of selling prestige homes in Harpenden and gauged it just right.”
25th October 2023
“All really helpful and professional”
22nd October 2023
“Excellent and fast help when needed.”
Laura La Porte
19th October 2023

Latest blog posts

The Renters Reform Bill is designed with a primary objective to address issues related to rogue landlords, safeguard vulnerable residents, and enhance the safety standards of homes for tenants.

In a recent survey undertaken by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) 70% of probate practitioners reported waiting in excess of 10 weeks for probate to be granted, with 57% of those saying it was taking longer than 19 weeks.

One significant recent development is the Government's change of heart regarding its earlier commitment to raise Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards to an EPC C in the private rented sector.

Uncertainty has reigned both nationally and locally in the property market over the summer months, fundamentally due to 14 consecutive interest rate rises which finished when the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee held rates at 5.25% in September.  Stubborn inflationary pressures have continued but appear now to be easing, with inflation falling to 6.7% through August.  September’s figures are eagerly awaited but reports in early October that food inflation had fallen for the first time in 2 years do point to some light at the end of the tunnel.  Challenges do remain with petrol prices rising again and the ongoing supply issues caused by the continuing war in Ukraine.

Whilst many estate agents view themselves as part of the 'property business', simply selling and renting out buildings and land, we at Ashtons see it differently.

‘Mortgage stress’ is a term first coined by Australian financial analyst Martin North of ‘Digital Finance Analytics’ a boutique housing market analyst operating out of New South Wales who I had the pleasure of working with between 2017-2020.