All aboard for Clive Emson five-day auction

Wai Hale, Southall

Wai Hale, Southall

A houseboat, a sewage pumping station and coastal land with a waterfall are among 152 lots catalogued by Clive Emson Auctioneers for the May auction.

This follows Britain’s largest independent firm of regional land and property auctioneers continuing a flying start to the year with their first two auctions offering 330 lots across the south of England, raising a total of over £40 million for clients.

James Emson, Managing Director of the family-run firm, said: “We are continuing to see strong demand across all sectors with both vendors and purchasers achieving quality outcomes.”

Sale highlights include a houseboat moored on a small spur off the Grand Union Canal at Southall, Middlesex, being offered with a guide price of £110,000 to £120,000 – and which is also stamp duty free avoiding the new 3% surcharge.

The 2008-built, 50ft by 13ft Wai Hale, which even has a garden within a gated community at leafy Maypole Dock, is a haven from modern life’s hustle and bustle, yet is just a mile from Southall station which links to central London through Paddington.

A sewage treatment station servicing 40 properties in the West Sussex village of Upper Beeding has a freehold guide price of £10,000 plus.

Each house contributes an annual payment to cover the costs of servicing, maintenance and removal and currently produces an annual turnover of £10,400.

A plot of land with breathtaking coastal views across the village of Downderry, East Cornwall has a freehold guide price of £60,000 to £70,000.

The Coombe at Deviock Hill boasts a natural water supply, a stunning waterfall along with a paddock and amenity land extending to 12 acres (4.9 hectares).

A Grade II-listed former primary school in the village of Tunstall in Kent, the early Victorian building has a freehold guide price of £450-480,000.

Clive Emson holds regional auctions at five locations every six weeks. The May auction days all starting at 11am, are:

Kent & SE London – Tuesday, March 3 at the Clive Emson Conference Centre, Detling, Maidstone, Kent.

Sussex & Surrey – Wednesday, May 4 at the Hilton Brighton Metropole, Brighton.

Hampshire & Isle of Wight – Thursday, May 5, at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton.

West Country – Friday, May 6, at the St Mellion International Resort, Saltash.

Essex & North and East London – Monday, May 9 at the Chelmsford City Racecourse, Chelmsford.


Notes to reporters:

Clive Emson Auctioneers:

Clive Emson auctioneers has 50 staff and is a property and land auctioneer to estate agents, commercial property agents, statutory bodies and private clients. It was established by namesake founder and Chairman Clive Emson in 1989, with eight sets of five auctions throughout 2015.

The firm’s reach is across southern England, from Kent to Cornwall and now Essex and North and East London too with a new office in Chelmsford and it is one of the top four auctioneers in the UK by way of value and volume of residential sales.

Lots regularly generate newsworthy stories, from nuclear bunkers and sea forts to churches, clubs, pubs, former public toilets and historic properties, as well as the more usual homes under the hammer and which are often of keen interest to local residents. A number of newspapers utilise the news releases to run as ‘What’s Happening Here?’ columns.

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