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03/04/20 - Government Coronavirus Measures for Landlords and Tenants

With approximately 20 million people within the private rental sector, government has brought forward a package of measures to protect those affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

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24/03/20 - We're Still Open...Now Operating Remotely

Here at Ashtons we must do our part; therefore, we can confirm our offices are now closed.

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23/03/20 - St Albans Named Best Place to Live in the South East

St Albans has been named by The Sunday Times as the Best Place to Live in the South East for 2020. The city’s independent shops, bustling markets, and second to none pub culture are just some of the reasons that make our city the regional champion.

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19/03/20 - Ashtons Unite with Teens Unite

Following our record-breaking £10,000 giveaway charity campaign, For Life’s Great Causes, back in January, we were delighted to meet with the lovely Katherine, Head of Marketing & Communications at local charity, Teens Unite, earlier this month.

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13/03/20 - Rational or Emotional?

Decision making is complex, involving both rationale and emotion. Even the most emotional of us use reason and vice versa.

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12/03/20 - Budget 2020 Summary

While yesterday’s Budget was focused on reducing the impact of COVID-19 on British economy, little was said about housing. That being said, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak’s opening Budget includes...

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07/03/20 - The Future of Rent Controls

Making the mayoral election on 7th May a referendum on rent controls, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, intends to introduce controls as he launches his re-election bid.

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05/03/20 - Ashtons Library NOW OPEN

Our Managing Director, Karl Judd, has always been a regular reader with a keen interest in business. This has made its way into our Harpenden branch with the addition of an Ashtons Library.

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27/02/20 - Buying and Selling with Subsidence

Subsidence is often seen as a fearful state of affairs when buying a property. Would you buy a home at risk of collapse? As a seller, would you be worried the signs of subsidence will be revealed during a survey?

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21/02/20 - The Boris Merry-go-Round

The change in Ministers and senior government positions last week by Boris has given the housing and private rental sector a fresh face and another change to consider for the future of housing.

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Apr
02
2020

Marion Adams

Emily was really helpful over and beyond what one often expects. I would recommend her every time.

Mar
30
2020

James Freeman

On the ball, really friendly and helpful, and genuinely care. You feel like a person that matters, not just a source of revenue as is...

Mar
28
2020

Christina Johnson

The team at Ashtons are second to none. Andrew was both extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Special mention has to go to Tracie Philips who consistently...

Mar
26
2020

Vanessa

Great service throughout from the initial valuation where Tony was very informative on the selling process, to ongoing support during the conveyance process where Sam...

Mar
24
2020

Kay Oogarah

All the team have been extremely professional, helpful and friendly but I must individually thank Tracie who has managed a tricky few months with incredible...

Mar
22
2020

Ms Liddington

Chloe Burgess has been very helpful with all the paperwork and answered all my queries.

Mar
20
2020

Jacquie

Nicola was very enthusiastic - more so than other agents. She seemed very positive about renting my property.

Mar
18
2020

Allan

Ashtons were very pleasant and helpful. They kept us well informed.

Mar
16
2020

Mastaneh

I would like to thank Jennie, she was great, very friendly and helpful. Thanks to Jon-Paul for his advice and also James Plumb to start...

Mar
14
2020

Mr & Mrs Homer

Louise Walker was excellent throughout. She was positive, friendly and kept us up to date.

Mar
12
2020

Mike Sweeting

Richard Fossey and Louise Walker both provided a perfect, most excellent service. All were outstanding.

Mar
10
2020

David Heaton

Ashtons were the best agent we dealt with. An online agent we spoke to valued the house at £70k less than Ashtons. We achieved Ashtons'...


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