Remember, remember, online auction bidding 4th of November

ONLINE AUCTION: James Emson, MD, land and property auctioneers Clive Emson.

One of the top five property auctioneers in the UK has 122 online lots for its November sale across southern England.

Clive Emson’s lots include an instruction from Prince Charles’ The Duchy of Cornwall estate and is the firm’s penultimate auction of eight this year.

The previous auction in September raised in excess of £21m for clients; the sale recorded an overall success rate of nearly 80%, with more than 100 properties exchanging contracts for clients.

The auction team is now starting the marketing campaign for the latest online auction, with the timers ending on Wednesday, November 4th.

James Emson, Managing Director at Clive Emson, said: “The year has presented challenges for everyone including the property profession.

“However, the whole team has pulled together throughout, offering a great service to clients embracing technology that although we have had in place for a number of years has not been widely used previously.

“Hopefully, at some point next year, we may be able to once again have a ballroom auction option for our clients but this really depends on both the current situation and enabling everyone to have a fair opportunity to bid.”

During the September campaign the firm took more than 5,450 phones calls, with 3,447 legal packs downloaded and the website attracting nearly 100,000 page views.

Highlights of November’s auction across southern England include:

Instructed by trustees, a former village primary school near Maidstone in Kent (£425,000-plus), with an adjacent schoolhouse (£350,000-plus). The former Harrietsham School is in Harrietsham.

A disused water tower at Felsted in Essex, with telephone mast investment currently let at £10,600 per annum (£140,000-plus).

Being offered by Prince Charles’ The Duchy of Cornwall as ‘Bona Vacantia’ (ownerless property), the former St Paul’s church in Penzance, Cornwall (£50,000-plus).

Now derelict, a former town centre community hall and Georgian-era school at Ryde, Isle of Wight (nil reserve).

Costal defences against Napoleonic invasion threats, on part of 26 acres and built in 1798 at Dungeness, Kent (£50,000-plus).

Deep South Media is Clive Emson’s media partner.

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