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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, Verity Stuart-Thompson, Louise Harrod and Jane Riley.

Giles Hastings is our Senior Land Manager and 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 seven 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.

Verity Stuart-Thompson joined Ashtons in 2015 as a Weekend Viewing Guide, whilst in her final year studying Business and Events Management at the University of Hertfordshire. On completion of her degree and realising a passion for Estate Agency, Verity joined the team full time on our Graduate/Trainee Sales Associate programme. Later promoted to the role of Sales Associate, Verity made the decision to specialise in Land and New Homes and joined the department in January 2017.

Louise Harrod has been part of Ashtons for over four years, enjoying a variety of roles including Client Services, Marketing and New Homes Sales. This experience has given Louise a great insight into the home moving process and the different stages involved.  As a Land and New Homes Associate, Louise has developed into an integral member of the team and with her strong customer relationship skills has proved to be the perfect accompaniment to this expanding department.

Jane Riley deals with all administration for the Land and New Homes department. Using skills developed over her 30-year career, Jane supports the department by ensuring documentation is produced efficiently and with speed. Integral to the day to day smooth running, Jane combines her exceptional organisational skills with a keen eye for detail.

Together, 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, Verity Stuart-Thompson, Louise Harrod or Jane Riley can be reached on:

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Jun
23
2017

Richard Wilcox

Graham Franks for excellent, very supportive

Jun
21
2017

Ian Cozens

All very pleasant and efficient.

Jun
19
2017

Marcus Hooper

Both Steve and Louise were very courteous. I very much appreciated Louise's efforts in keeping me in the loop throughout the whole process, even on...

Jun
17
2017

Sara Mahon

All the team at Welwyn Garden City, particularly Sally and Chris, were most helpful, 'normal' and friendly, as were the guys in Redbourn and St...

Jun
15
2017

Chris Willis

Richard, Rob, Louise, Graham and the team have been wonderful. From feeling anxious about feedback from viewings, offers.negotiations, through to the sales progression, we haven't...

Jun
13
2017

Neil Glover

Nick Wearmouth and Tracie Phillips deserve special mention regarding their excellent support to the sale and completion processes.

Jun
11
2017

Keith Mortimer

I used Ashtons Redbourn previously & used them again to sell this time. Their advice is balanced and I would not consider using anyone else!

Jun
09
2017

Mrs TJ Hunt

Whilst trying to sell and purchase property we found Ashtons Redbourn were fantastic. Nick and Tracie made it possible.

Jun
07
2017

Pam Channa

Ashtons Redbourn, specifically Tracie Phillips was an absolute pleasure to work with. She made the entire process easy, friendly & exciting!

Jun
05
2017

Eleanor Petch

It was a pleasure to work with Ashtons - always calm, friendly and professional during this stressful time.

Jun
03
2017

Lisa Cherry

The team could not have been more helpful - we sold on the first viewing!

Jun
01
2017

Ross Robinson

A very positive buying experience. We would definitely use Ashtons in the future and when we plan to sell.


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