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Welcome to Ashtons
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    Are you thinking of buying or letting a property? Find out how much your property is worth by visiting www.ashtons.co.uk/instant-valuation. It's free, simple and takes seconds...

    With six offices situated in prime locations, our newly extended network covers some of the most affluent commuter towns in Hertfordshire: St Albans, Harpenden, Berkhamsted, Redbourn, Hitchin and Welwyn Garden City.

    Ashtons are your local, independent estate agent and whether it is buying or selling, land and development, lettings, new homes, property management, mortgages, solicitors or surveyors, our focused teams are passionate about property and committed to getting our clients the best possible outcome, every time.

    This dedication and industry expertise has seen us recently named Best Medium-Size Estate Agency in the UK.

    So, for life's great moves, you can have total peace of mind with Ashtons.

    To find out more, visit ashtons.co.uk.

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    We think differently. Expect extraordinary.
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    Every month we register hundreds of new tenants and with the use of intelligent, tailored marketing and social media, this has enabled us to continually broaden our contact base built successfully from nearly 40 years of conducting good business. We now successfully manage several hundred rental transactions every year.

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    Corporate and professional tenants.
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    As the number one property agents in and around the al postal district, we know our market inside out. We have a winning formula for achieving a great rent from quality, properly pre-qualified tenants. Our agents are all highly trained to navigate even the trickiest deals and excel in surpassing client expectations - over 98% of our landlords say they will recommend or use our agency again.

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    Online access to your own property account.
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    We understand our clients lead busy lives and need access to a free flow of information about the status of their property 24/7. We're massive advocates of transparency and have designed an online journal that provides latest information whether it be marketing, accounts (coming soon) or property management. This service is available 24 hours a day, so you can catch up at a time that suits you.

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    Prominent offices in areas we love.
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    We're not just an online business, we live and breathe the local market and because we get right under its skin, we fully understand all of its idiosyncrasies. We have environments where you can pop in, have a coffee and talk property to any one of our team, whether it's property management, investment related or just about any one of the 134 pieces of legislation that affect the world of residential lettings.

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    No faceless call centres.
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    Property and people are our passion. We employ 90+ property experts across all disciplines of our business, so you will enjoy the benefits of in-house specialists. Whether it's professional photography, copywriting, marketing, trained full-time viewing guides, lettings people or people with the legal knowledge and background to oversee your rental transaction from start to finish.

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    Proven track record.
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    Every year we successfully help approximately 1000 people move home and have an industry-leading recommendation rate of over 98%. We don't just talk a good story though - openness and transparency are intrinsic to our values. We list every property we're currently renting, so you can see our true pedigree. Feel free to take a look for yourself and peruse our lettings portfolio.

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    We only employ and retain the best people who are determined to change the sometimes unfavourable perception of estate agency - individuals who share our values and goals, people you can trust. We genuinely care about you and rest assured, we always demand the best result. What's more, we are focused on making things simple and stress free for you.

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    Alf Ciraolo FARLA Dip RLM
    Head of Lettings

    With a 26 year property career , Alf has experience in lettings, sales, new homes and auctions, joining in 2017 as Head of Lettings. He has been a Fellow of ARLA since 2012 and holds a Diploma in Residential Lettings. Alf is responsible for residential lettings including management, compliance and accounts.
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    Jamie Newson-Love MARLA
    Lettings Manager

    With almost 20 years' experience, Jamie has a proven record in high volume luxury lettings environments. He started his career in London but since moving to Harpenden, his desire to work in a local market intensified. He is best placed to provide expert advice with passion for unrivalled service and best practice.
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    Andrew Gibbons
    Assistant Manager

    Andrew has over 20 years' estate agency experience in both sales and lettings. Gaining experience in the London property market, his expertise is second to none. He focuses on providing valuation advice and marketing strategies along with making a memorable moving experience for vendors, landlords, buyers and tenants.
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    Nicola Park MARLA
    Lettings Manager

    Nicola joined in 2018 with over 12 years' lettings experience across Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire areas. She is a qualified ARLA member and loves the fast pace that lettings brings. She is passionate, energised and an integral team member, possessing natural passion for service and great attention to detail.
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    Chris Haws MARLA
    Senior Lettings Associate & Valuer

    Previously managing a portfolio of 200 properties for the Department of Transport, followed by 10 years at a lettings agency in London, Chris joined Ashtons in 2011. With comprehensive knowledge of acts and legislation, he liaises daily with landlords and tenants.
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    Colin Hickey MARLA
    Senior Lettings Associate & Valuer 

    Colin's lettings career began in North London in 2012 where he steadily worked his way up and honed his expertise before joining Ashtons in 2021 as Senior Lettings Associate & Valuer. Colin brings a great deal of lettings experience to the role, and he loves meeting new people and being able to source the perfect home for his clients.
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    Sandy Gorton
    Lettings Associate 

    Sandy joined Ashtons in 2020. After completing his A-Levels he went on to complete work placements with Savills and Strutt & Parker before joining our Lettings team in St Albans. Sandy has always been fascinated by property and displays a real energy when providing a great service to local landlords and tenants.
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    Sophie Healey
    Senior Property Manager 

    Sophie joined Ashtons in 2021 bringing with her over 8 years of experience in the Hertfordshire area, where she personally looked after a portfolio of 350 properties. She is ARLA Level 3 qualified and continues to study to become fully ARLA registered in the near future. Sophie prides herself on her ability to offer sound technical advice to her customers.
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    Chloe Burgess
    Senior Asset Manager

    With a wealth of Property Management skills, Chloe previously managed 15 units comprising 4-30 apartments in each, budget and spend control as well as being lead contact for all residents. Since joining us, she quickly built rapport and trust with landlords who rely on her recommendations and knowledge daily.
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    Frederica Hutton
    Asset Manager 

    Frederica has recently joined Ashtons as Asset Manager in our Welwyn office. With 4 years' experience in property management, Frederica brings with her a passion for property and an impeccable track record. Frederica is extremely customer service focused and prides herself on her fantastic attention to detail.
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    Kirsty Twydell
    Asset Manager 

    Kirsty joined the team in 2020 bringing with her 8 years expertise. She started her career in Manchester where she managed a large portfolio of luxury city centre developments. Kirsty has a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of property management, priding herself on giving a friendly service and building long lasting relationships with landlords and tenants.
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    Colleen Bogue
    Lettings Administrator & PA to Head of Lettings

    Colleen has been part of the team since 2008. Her previous legal secretary role made the switch to Lettings seamless. Her extensive knowledge of systems and procedures is second to none and she plays a key role supporting Alf, Head of Lettings. Colleen enjoys the variety of her work with absolute professionalism.
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    Charlotte Standbrook
    Lettings Administrator 

    Charlotte joined Ashtons in 2021 bringing with her over 19 years of experience both in Estate Agency and knowledge of the local area. Charlotte has always specialised in Lettings and prides herself on the credibility and customer service she offers to tenants and landlords alike.
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      For nearly 40 years, we've been marketing property for sale and to rent in Hertfordshire. We've grown to a multi-disciplined firm of 90+ talented people who live and breathe the local property market - whether it's property in Harpenden, property in St Albans, property in Welwyn Garden City or property in Redbourn and the surrounding villages, we have people who love the local areas they live and work in. This is what some of our customers have to say:

    Testimonials from Landlords

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      easy to deal with.
      All staff were polite, efficient and easy to deal with.

      - Michael Farenden
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      tremendously helpful and methodical
      Cloe has been tremendously helpful and methodical in providing support and assistance after my leased-out property incurred some damage. Cloe provided assistance with both the repair work and the insurance claim that followed. Thank you for your professionalism, Cloe!

      - Don Springham
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      head and shoulders above any other agents
      Ashtons have been the best agents I have ever dealt with in many years of letting properties. They are head and shoulders above any other agents I have ever used!

      - Caroline Shelley
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      I have peace of mind
      Since letting our property with yourselves, I have been very impressed with the service that you provide - I have peace of mind about the house, and what with living so far away, that is what I really want - so thank you for all your work and taking such good care of our property and its tenants.

      - Anonymous
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      Huge thank you for all you have done
      Huge thank you to Kirstie and the team for all you have done for me over the last few years. This is not a goodbye as I will come back to Ashtons when I am ready to move on.

      - Tracey Rigby

    Testimonials from Tenants

    • Tenant Testimonial

      keep up the good work!
      Always prompt service from Ashtons. Well informed, very satisfied with customer support but also the contractors who were nice, efficient, clean and professional. Thanks to everyone and keep up the good work!

      - Iris Herrig
    • Tenant Testimonial

      great start, end-to-end.
      This is our first let with Ashtons. It has been a great start, end-to-end. Ben Beechey and Clair Curson have been extraordinary. Very helpful! Thank you!

      - Andre Silva
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      very positive
      I used Ashtons to find a rented property with a tight deadline and my experience with them was very positive. I was kept well-informed and any queries were satisfactorily dealt. Special thanks to Ben who was a very helpful, knowledgeable, friendly and honest estate agent and worked extremely hard to push the deal over the line.

      - Manuela & Pablo
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      Excellent service all round.
      Kirstie is always prompt and excellent in her response and the contractors are always efficient, clean, tidy and polite. Excellent service all round.

      - Rory Cronin
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      demonstrated excellent communications
      Chloe Burgess has been thoughtful, professional, proactive and demonstrated excellent communications by phone and email at all times. She's an asset to Ashtons.

      - Sejual Shah
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      pleasant and friendly to liaise with
      Very pleasant and friendly to liaise with and always advised me of proposed plan of action. Good service and communication.

      - Mark Noot
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