Clive Emson Auctioneers riding high with sales successes

AUCTION LOT: Vale Royal Church, Tunbridge Wells, that sold for £900,000 at the latest Clive Emson Auctioneers sale

AUCTION LOT: Vale Royal Church, Tunbridge Wells, that sold for £900,000 at the latest Clive Emson Auctioneers sale

Britain’s largest independent regional land and property auctioneer Clive Emson is reporting sales of more than £18.5 million and a success rate of 83% from 145 lots at the June sale.

With four of the eight 2016 auctions now complete, the company has enjoyed an excellent first half of the year with sales to the value of £84 million at a success rate of more than 85%, still well above the national average.

Managing Director James Emson said: “We are continuing to see excellent results across the board even with outside influences interfering with the usual ebb and flow of the property market.

“I put this down to an ongoing supply of excellent and varied properties and land being made available through us by vendors – and discerning purchasers recognising they can rely on Clive Emson to come up with a good mixture on offer.”

Auction highlights included a Royal Methodist Church in Tunbridge Wells – considered to have development potential selling for £900,000 against a guide of £500,000 to £600,000.

Three adjoining properties in Brighton arranged as seven purpose-built units – currently generating £17,564 per annum in rent with three vacant – went for £940,000 on a £750,000 guide.

In the Hampshire section, a derelict former scout hut achieved £145,000 in a bidding war – £40,000 above the guide.

A former telephone exchange with residential planning consent near Diss in rural Norfolk sold for £110,000 against a guide of £50,000.

The next Clive Emson auction will be staged from July 25-29 at five venues across the south. Entries close on Monday, June 27.


Notes to reporters:

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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