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19/09/19 - Could a Downsize on Property Mean a Downsize on Stamp Duty?

A new survey via YouGov and McCarthy & Stone finds 44% of those aged 65 and over believe Government should do more to encourage downsizing.

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12/09/19 - 12 Year High for New Homes Registrations

The number of new homes registered by developers is at the highest for 12 years, with the growth being driven by the private rental market. According to the NHBC, in the second quarter of 2019, 43,438 new homes were registered.

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05/09/19 - London Movers Place St Albans 9th for Commutable Locations

New Rightmove data has revealed 42% of Londoners hoping to buy a home in the next year are planning to abandon the capital and buy outside the city.

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29/08/19 - Government Plans to Get a Hold on Leaseholds

Prior to Robert Jenrick’s appointment, former Secretary of State for Housing, James Brokenshire, announced immediate action to prohibit Help to Buy being used to support leasehold houses.

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22/08/19 - British Property Awards 2019: St Albans Win Gold!

We are very proud to confirm our St Albans office have officially won Gold at the 2019 British Property Awards! Likewise winning in 2018, the win signifies the team’s consistently outstanding performance throughout the judging period.

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15/08/19 - Should you leave The City for The Garden City?

"All the advantages of the most energetic and active town life with all the beauty and delight of the country” said Victorian visionary, Ebenezer Howard.

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08/08/19 - Nominate Your Charity Now For Life’s Great Causes…

Every year, as well as being actively involved in numerous events and patronising local charities, we fundraise £10,000 for our annual ‘for life’s great causes’ campaign.

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03/08/19 - You’re in good company with Ashtons

It’s been a busy few weeks with Boris Johnson now in place as Prime Minister and his resulting Cabinet reshuffle. We have two new faces for housing.

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01/08/19 - Ashtons are Ahead of the Competition in Expertise

We are proud to announce we now have 21 members of staff that are qualified Members of the National Association of Estate Agents or Association of Residential Lettings Agents

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25/07/19 - England’s Hidden Housing Crisis

The Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) newly released report, ‘A home for the ages: Planning for the future through age-friendly design’, highlights the importance of well-designed, purpose built new homes

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Sep
18
2019

Maddie Thompson

Jon-Paul and Jennie have been the ultimate dream. Always on top of emails and communication was outstanding.

Sep
16
2019

Joe Phillips

Purchasing through Ashtons was a good experience. The staff are extremely professional and a pleasure to deal with.

Sep
14
2019

Dr Christie

Both Steven and Sam in the Welwyn Garden City office have been outstanding. They have gone above and beyond to help make this whole process...

Sep
12
2019

Paul Feltham

Professional and extremely helpful service. Andrew, Robert and Tracie from the Redbourn branch were always polite and a pleasure to deal with. Thank you for...

Sep
10
2019

Richard & Jane

John-Paul was the star of the show! Good advice and willingness to discuss.

Sep
08
2019

Fran & Kelvin Watson

We recently bought a house from Ashtons in Redbourn. Tracie and the team were friendly and always got back to us very quickly with any...

Sep
06
2019

Emma

From the beginning, Taylor Blanchard understood what this move meant for us, and made it his personal mission to ensure the very best for us...

Sep
04
2019

Judith Brierley

Our property was unique and required careful marketing and customer handling skills. Throughout the process Robert’s team especially Tracie Phillips have been professional in all...

Sep
02
2019

Nigel Stanley

Ashtons were the best estate agent I dealt with by far and I have sold quite a few in my time. From the first meeting...

Aug
31
2019

Mr & Mrs Feltham

Ashtons were very good, professional and helpful.

Aug
29
2019

Emily Phillips

Appreciate your honest, professional approach and lack of cheesy sales talk. Stacey stayed in touch well and was clear and helpful. JP was great, friendly...

Aug
27
2019

N Chick

Tracie was very polite, friendly and communicated with us well.


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