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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May
23
2017

Yvonne Kerslake-Brameld

Ashtons staff were extremely friendly, knowledgeable and competent. The sale price was ideal. I highly recommend them as a superb team.

May
21
2017

Cynthia Brooks

We mostly dealt with John and Graham at Ashtons and both were extremely courteous and helpful.

May
19
2017

Stuart Yerby

Neil Facer was nothing short of a superhero, from listings to viewings to negotiations to conveyancing. The team were supremely professional.

May
17
2017

Susan Aujla

Incredibly stressful time. Forever grateful to JP at Ashtons for finding us the house & doing everything he could to secure it. Exceptional!

May
15
2017

Anne Udell

I was very impressed with the way Joe Wilkes handled a somewhat difficult time.

May
13
2017

Simon Stanley

Ashtons let the property for me for several years before selling it and achieving and excellent price. Thoroughly professional throughout.

May
11
2017

Peter Fice

Ashtons were able to arrange an immediate viewing on the day we saw the property on Rightmove. Excellent courteous and fast service.

May
09
2017

Andy Mann

Jon-Paul Brampton had an in-depth knowledge of local pricing and economy, impressing me enormously and led to a quick sale. Highly recommended.

May
07
2017

Karen Stammers

You have a great team who made the process - from the first enquiry to completion - seamless and stress-free. Very professional.

May
05
2017

Anonymous

Steve and Graham were excellent in helping us to sell our house and Verity was integral in negotiating a good price for the house we...

May
03
2017

Barbara

Excellent service from the agents throughout the process (and after completion!). Joanne Sargeant is a real superstar!!!!

May
01
2017

Nicola Magdalinis

Our move from London to St Albans was smooth and stress free. We were kept informed at every step of the process and without prompting....


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