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The Leatherhead & District Local History Society has spent over 70 years documenting and recording the history of local towns, including Ashtead. We spoke with Chairman and Ashtead Archivist, John Rowley, to learn more about Ashtead. John talks about the war-time history of his own house and the changing face of local pubs amongst other local historical anecdotes.

Moving can be a stressful experience. It is very easy to underestimate how many possessions we have and how much work might be involved in packing and moving them, even when the distances are quite short. Sorting out the mortgage and finding the ‘dream property’ are normally the first priorities. Finding someone to undertake the actual move itself is normally a bit of an after-thought.

The days of mortgages being determined on simple income multipliers are long gone and the increasingly crowded market is evolving to meet the changing needs of consumers. To help us understand more about the affordability and availability of mortgages, we talked to Michael Tickner, a mortgage specialist at KT Partnership.

In an age when the big marketing budgets of the property portals and web-based agents means they are increasingly visible, what is the value of registering with your local estate agent? It’s a subject Alex Grover in our Ashtead office is passionate about.

In February, the Government presented its Housing White Paper, “Fixing our broken housing market”. It focuses on 4 main areas:

  • Planning for the right homes in the right places;
  • Building homes faster;
  • Diversifying the market;
  • Helping people now.

Assuming the white paper survives the election, we explore how these areas of focus could affect Ashtead.

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