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21/03/19 - Spring Statement 2019 – what this means for Housing…

Last week, the Chancellor presented the Spring Statement to Parliament. A key part of the plan is investing in the future including fixing the broken housing market. The Government believe building more homes in the right places is vital for productivity growth and more affordable housing.

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14/03/19 - Ashtons £10,000 for life’s great causes winners announced…

Ashtons charity fundraiser, ‘for life’s great causes’, came to a close last month after a suspenseful final day of voting. The campaign was an overwhelming success yet again with votes reaching nearly 5000, highlighting drive and devotion made by those who care greatly about supporting local charities and generating vital awareness for considerable causes.

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07/03/19 - Gap Decreases Between Buyers and Renters

The divide between yearly costs involved with a property purchase compared to a letting a property is at its lowest in nearly 10 years. That being said, buyers are still better off than renters across the nation.

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28/02/19 - Buyers Continue to Adopt the ‘Wait & See’ Attitude

Demand from house hunters fell in January as buyers continue to adopt a wait and see attitude due to ‘protracted Brexit negotiations.

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22/02/19 - British Property Awards: Harpenden win gold once again!

For the second year in a row, we have won The British Property Awards for Harpenden. Once again, demonstrating the team’s outstanding performance throughout the extensive judging period.

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14/02/19 - Calling all Landlords! New Electrical Regulations Update

Landlords are being advised by Ashtons to check and update any Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) on their properties to avoid the rush and minimise their liability from the risk of endangering the tenant occupiers safety.

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08/02/19 - A Cautious Start for House Builders in 2019

Construction firms are making a cautious start to 2019 after slowing their house-building plans late last year in the face of Brexit uncertainty.

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31/01/19 - House Price Growth Almost Ground to a Complete Halt

Nationwide’s latest annual growth survey has indicated that house prices grew the slowest rate for nearly six years in January.

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17/01/19 - We’re Giving Away £10,000 For Life’s Great Causes!

Due to the overwhelming response to last year’s £10,000 fundraising campaign, Ashtons are pleased to announce that we’ll be doing it all again this year!

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10/01/19 - Unexpected House Price Rise

Halifax have released their latest figures, stating house prices rose more than expected in December, however, “the property market remains subdued ahead of Brexit.”

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Mar
25
2019

Mrs. C Mace

Everyone I dealt with was friendly, helpful and professional.

Mar
23
2019

Wendy Meachin

We found everyone at Ashtons extremely helpful and professional, especially JP and David Williams.

Mar
21
2019

Rachel Tedds

Sam was great, very calm, pragmatic and honest.

Mar
19
2019

Hazel Wing & Julian Leslie

Very good, we will happily recommend... and thank you so much for the lovely flowers!

Mar
17
2019

Lucy Fletcher

Sam Ward & Tony Ryan were very helpful.

Mar
15
2019

Peter Walton

Sophie has been most helpful, especially keeping me in the loop while we were away.

Mar
13
2019

Mary Marshall

Ashtons were brilliant. I think it was a lady called Lisa that showed us around a few times. Lovely lady, very understanding. Sam was fantastic...

Mar
11
2019

Mrs Janine Reid

The general day-to-day dealings have mainly been carried out with Louise via my daughter but her efficiency has been second to none. I cannot praise...

Mar
09
2019

Catia Violante

With the first property, I dealt with Verity who was amazing! With the second property, I dealt with Rhiannon who was also amazing! I honestly...

Mar
07
2019

Lucy Magee

Louise Walker was fantastic. She understood the difficulty for us to speak on the phone at work but would leave regular updates via voice messages...

Mar
05
2019

Ray Cox

Overall very positive.

Mar
03
2019

Anonymous

Very good company. Great team and quality service well delivered.


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