Property Auctions Today Property Auctions related Industry News. en-us Wed, 18 Jul 2018 03:48:32 GMT The Advantages of a City Centre Office No matter what the size of your business is, or whether it’s a start-up or a fully-established enterprise, setting up in an office in a city has big advantages. Just being in a busy city does something to workers, residents and visitors – the energy, hustle and bustle and ambition... Tue, 08 Nov 2016 10:19:49 GMT 2,000 lots sold milestone reached by Auction House Auction House has gone past the 2,000 lots sold milestone for 2015, a whole two weeks earlier than last year.    Another auction room also launched under the brand in September, this time located in Nottingham. It will be operated in association with HEB Chartered Surveyors.    “The Auction House footprint has grown over... Mon, 28 Sep 2015 11:13:05 GMT Brendons Auctioneers rebrands to Phillip Arnold Auctions London auction house Brendons Auctioneers has rebranded, incorporating a new name: Phillip Arnold Auctions.   The rebrand also includes a new marketing strapline: ‘Passionate About Property’, which the firm says has been introduced to reflect the company's personal and approachable ethos.   One of the main reasons for the name change, the firm says,... Mon, 28 Sep 2015 11:12:40 GMT RAF watchtower sells for well above guide at Clive Emson event Clive Emson's September auction raised £18.3 million with a sales success rate of over 80%, the firm has reported.    The highest profile lot was a former watchtower and 9.5 acres of land at one of the RAF's secret wartime bases.    The Grade-II listed landmark at Winkleigh Airfield in Devon carried a freehold... Mon, 28 Sep 2015 11:12:00 GMT Network Auctions September sale success UK auction house Network Auctions enjoyed success at its September sale, raising a total of £6.7 million.   Its two day event, which took place in London & Birmingham, it contained lots from all over the UK, with a success rate of 83%.    At the London location, a selection of lots performed well.... Mon, 28 Sep 2015 11:11:15 GMT Almost 200 lots sold at Allsop’s September auction The auction house Allsop raised almost £50 million at its September residential sale, selling 190 lots, with many more in negotiation.    The auction contained a varied catalogue of stock from across the UK, with lots ranging from £900 to £5.8 million.    At this month’s auction, regulated tenancy investments remained as popular as... Mon, 28 Sep 2015 11:10:04 GMT Another record turnout for Sutton Kersh’s September auction Sutton Kersh’s September auction, held at the Crowne Plaza in Liverpool, witnessed yet another record turnout. Over 200 people attended, with more than 70% of the lots sold so far.    The auction, which included a mix of residential and commercial property, saw some properties selling for double the recommended guide price.... Mon, 28 Sep 2015 11:09:19 GMT Know your building’s always in safe hands with HomeLet As a landlord, you know the risks associated with owning a property, and you therefore know that it’s essential to make sure your investment is in safe hands when it comes to insurance. Unlike standard home buildings or content policies, which don’t consider the potential risks landlords face, all of HomeLet’s... Fri, 03 Jul 2015 01:10:27 GMT Is this the future of broadband? One of the more out-there broadband stories came to light last week, namely the battle for satellite internet. Elon Musk, the innovative, forward-thinking inventor and entrepreneur behind Space X and Tesla electric cars, is aiming to create a satellite internet system that could reach Mars. While the idea might sound ludicrous,... Tue, 16 Jun 2015 09:30:15 GMT Man’s best friend? Tips on letting to tenants with pets. WHILE, statistically speaking, pet owners are likely to be happier than their animal-free alter-egos, letting a property to a tenant with an animal entourage can be a dog’s life for landlords. Soiled carpets, scratched woodwork and the smell of wet dog are just a few of the problems that could... Thu, 28 May 2015 04:05:32 GMT All you need to know about fibre You’ve probably heard about it many times, but what actually is fibre optic broadband and why is such a fuss being made about it? Well, fibre optic broadband is seen by those in the know as one of the most significant recent developments in broadband technology, giving users superfast download/upload speeds... Tue, 26 May 2015 12:33:03 GMT Regular inspections They may live there, but it's your responsibility to provide a safe environment. If you don't see, you don't know. Repairs and maintenance issues are the unpaid-for work every landlord faces. Whether you use a professional property manager or not, the responsibility (and cost) of a variety of repairs is yours... Thu, 21 May 2015 09:31:57 GMT Help your tenants to help you (and themselves!) It's universally acknowledged that being a landlord has its fair share of headaches. No matter how nice your tenants are; you’re still leaving them in charge of your most valuable possession, which is a stressful prospect. In addition, much like your children, you’re only likely to hear from them if they... Wed, 13 May 2015 04:21:50 GMT New government plans to provide 95% of UK with superfast broadband by 2017 After months of campaigning and deliberating, polling day is now behind us. With all the election stories doing the rounds, we thought it the perfect time to take a look at what the new government is promising when it comes to internet, broadband and technology. As we discussed in another blog,... Mon, 11 May 2015 10:14:18 GMT Why more broadband users should think about switching provider Half of UK broadband users have never switched provider, according to new research carried out by comparison site This alarming statistic is because most are scared off from shopping around by unfounded fears over ‘switching costs’. The survey of 2,000 consumers also found that 43% of those who have switched... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:17:50 GMT Over £50 million raised at Savills’ March auction Savills Auctions says it has continued its fantastic start to 2015 with over £52.5m worth of property sold and an 82% success rate achieved at its latest residential property auction on Tuesday 31 March.   The £50 million plus raised last month is added to £105m worth of property already by the... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:50:51 GMT Sales spring into life for Clive Emson Auctioneers Clive Emson auctioneers brought the hammer down on more than £20m worth of land and property during the firm’s spring round of sales, with an overall success rate of 83.3%.    The firm beat its February figures of £16m raised and an 82% success rate.   Highlights of the March auctions included Garden Cottage... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:49:07 GMT Auction House announces impressive Q1 results Auction House has released impressive first quarter results for 2015, selling a total of 611 lots in the first three months of the year.   The group offered 816 lots in the period, equating to a success rate of 75%, and raised a total of £69 million.   The results are released as Auction... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:48:21 GMT East London lots exceed expectations, says Strettons Over £11 million was raised at Strettons Chartered Surveyors’ March Auction which took place in a packed sale room with standing room only, the firm reports.   Over 70% of lots in the March catalogue were located within east London and Essex and it was properties in the E1, E2, E5, E6... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:47:19 GMT Romans announces catalogue for second auction of 2015 Berkshire auctioneer Romans has released its catalogue for its second auction of the year, set to take place later this month.    One property the firm says is attracting a lot of interest is a two bedroom bungalow on Medstead Road in Beech, occupying grounds totalling 0.8 acres, located in a secluded... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:46:22 GMT Sutton Kersh auction generates over £5m Merseyside auctioneer Sutton Kersh generated proceeds of over £5 million at its latest property auction, with the final figure likely to reach £5.5 million.          The sale at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Liverpool was the biggest single day sale in the city for almost two years and attracted... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:45:50 GMT Brendons Auctioneers announces promotion London-based property auction firm Brendons Auctioneers has announced the promotion of Julie Gooding to Director of Operations.    Gooding has been with the business for eight years and has previously held senior operational roles with a major European retailer and a leading UK charity.    Her new role will involve managing a team of... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:44:13 GMT Broadband to be made a basic legal right – what does this mean for you? The chancellor, George Osborne, revealed that broadband internet would become a basic legal right under proposals laid out in the last budget before the general election. This comes after the strong recommendation by a House of Lords report in February that internet access should be reclassified as a public utility. The... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 02:26:23 GMT Why smaller is better when it comes to internet providers A new survey by consumer group Which? has revealed that customers of smaller broadband providers are much happier than those of the sector’s big three – BT, TalkTalk and Sky. In the study, the UK’s three largest broadband providers scored below 50% on customer satisfaction, whereas smaller providers received scores of... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:25:34 GMT ‘Auction market took a breather last month’ - EIG National auctions aggregator the Essential Information Group (EIG) has published the results of auction activity in February, finding that the market has cooled down after 12-18 months of ‘running at full speed’.    The latest figures show a 5% fall in lots offered and sold as well as a 3% decrease in... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:32:41 GMT Iconic Pink Floyd cover property exceeds guide price at auction A Kent cottage, said to feature on the cover of Pink Floyd’s ironically titled album ‘A Collection of Great Dance Songs’, has sold at auction for £215,000 – £55,000 above the guide price.   It was one of the 168 lots listed for sale by Clive Emson at its most recent series... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:30:32 GMT £5.4 million raised at Network Auctions March sale Auction house Network Auctions raised £5.4 million at its latest two day property sale, held in London and Birmingham.    The overall success rate of 67% was down against Network Auctions 2014 average of 79% but the amount raised was the highest achieved since March 2007.   Network Auctions reports lively bidding on both... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:28:02 GMT Record start to 2015 for Auction House Auction House has published record sales results for the first two months of the year.   Lots offered were well ahead at 571, with 432 lots sold during January and February 2015, delivering a success rate of 76% and raising over £52.5 million.   The publication of the record results comes shortly after Auction... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:26:25 GMT Sutton Kersh to offer 128 lots at April auction Merseyside auctioneer Sutton Kersh has attracted 128 lots for its forthcoming property auction.    Among the lots going under the hammer on Thursday 16 April, one that has already attracted a high level of interest is a substantial vacant residential property on Croxteth Road in Liverpool.   The three storey semi-detached property has been... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:25:14 GMT Auction Finance raises £1,764 for Comic Relief More than 130 employees from Manchester-based Auction Finance Limited joined forces as one of the official Red Nose Day call centres to raise more than £1,764 for Comic Relief.   Local celebrity, rugby player Tom Brady of Sale Sharks, joined the staff volunteers to cover the 80 dedicated phone lines donated by... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:16:22 GMT Savills launches latest catalogue High end London estate agent Savills has launched its latest auction catalogue, which currently consists of 170 lots.    The highest guide price, £3.75m, is for an investment leasehold office in Birmingham, while the lowest is a freehold semi-detached house in Cleveland which has a guide price of £15,000+. There are also... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:15:32 GMT Zopa launched in 2005 as a financial lender in the United Kingdom During their 10 years they have  have made a significant impact in the financial industry in the UK. In Britain today there are over Seventeen-thousand people that have a Zopa loan the size of which would be over the capacity of Wembley stadium. So, how much of an impact has... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 02:15:52 GMT How much of your time do you spend online? In an increasingly technological world, where internet access has become so crucial to our everyday lives, people are spending more time online than ever before. As an Ofcom study released in August last year revealed, Britons are spending more than 50% of their waking day on media or communication activity. In... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 03:37:32 GMT Interview: Andrew Binstock, director, Auction House London Property Auctions Today chats with Andrew Binstock, auction enthusiast and director at Auction House London…   How did you end up working for Auction House London? Have you always been interested in property auctions?   I started out at the largest auctioneer in the land in 1999. I wanted my own auction business so... Mon, 09 Mar 2015 02:23:11 GMT ‘Standing room only’ at Romans’ first auction of 2015 Romans has published the results of its first auction of 2015 which it has described as a ‘showstopper’ with 95% of lots sold on the day.    This was the first event at the firm’s new venue, the Conference Centre in Green Park, Reading, and there were a number of star lots... Mon, 09 Mar 2015 02:21:29 GMT Property auction jargon dismantled Brendons Auctioneers take some time out to dismantle some of the more confusing terms you might hear at a property auction…   Every business sector has its own ‘jargon’ and there is terminology relating to property auctions that is worth knowing. Below are just some of the common and the not so... Mon, 09 Mar 2015 02:18:50 GMT ‘Phenomenal interest’ at small Symonds & Sampson auction West Country auctioneer Symonds & Sampson has published the results of its first auction of the year which it says attracted ‘phenomenal interest’ despite being a smaller event.   The auction took place in Digby Hall in Sherborne on February 27 with visitors coming from all over the region and particularly from... Mon, 09 Mar 2015 02:18:12 GMT Auction House expanding commercial property arm Franchise firm Auction House has announced it is to expand the commercial property arm of its business after becoming the UK’s second largest commercial property auctioneer in terms of lots sold.    The firm’s Founding Director, Roger Lake said that this year will see Auction House dedicating a large section of its... Mon, 09 Mar 2015 02:17:39 GMT Auction Finance to put the fun in fundraising for Red Nose Day Over 100 Auction Finance staff will be taking donation calls on Friday (March 13th) to raise money for Comic Relief.    The firm, a subsidiary of Jerrold Holdings’, says the volunteers will also be putting the ‘fun’ into fundraising by taking part in a superhero fancy dress competition, bake sales, caller bingo,... Mon, 09 Mar 2015 02:16:58 GMT ‘Sales success rate of 71.9% at January property auctions’ - EIG The Essential Information Group (EIG) has published its national property auction figures for the start of 2015.   In January there were 21 auctions held across the UK with 508 lots offered – slightly less than last year – with an overall success rate of 71.9%. Over £33m was raised, an increase... Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:39:05 GMT Best ever auction for Eddisons Auctioneer Eddisons has reported that its recent Leeds auction was the ‘most successful’ that it has ever had.    The firm sold 51 (91.1%) of the 56 lots available at Elland Road stadium, generating proceeds of nearly £3,000,000.   Highlights included the former caretaker’s house at Lawnswood School on Spen Road, Leeds which sold... Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:38:31 GMT i-am sold update – strong start to 2015 One of the UK’s best known auction brands, iam-sold, has published the results from three of its most recent auctions, with impressive figures being recorded across the board.    86% of lots sold at North West Property Auction    Last month’s North West Property Auction achieved a success rate of 86% with high levels... Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:36:54 GMT Over £13m of property sold at Auction House London’s February event Auction House London has published the figures for its February event, which raised £13.2m through property sales.    A high success rate was recorded with 80% of lots on offer sold, 13 of which were purchased before the day.    The highest sale achieved for a single lot was £1.2m.    The firm has pinpointed a... Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:36:21 GMT Soaring start to 2015 for Clive Emson Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers recorded an impressive 82% successful sales rate over four auction days from Cornwall to Kent in its first round of sales this year. The total of £16,344,000 raised follows hot on the heels of a milestone 2014 when the family-run company achieved £125m in sales... Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:35:08 GMT Paul McCartney’s childhood home fetches £150,000 at auction The childhood home of Paul McCartney sold for £150,000 at a property auction in Liverpool last month.    The terraced house in Western Avenue, Speke, in the south of the city sold for £50,000 over its guide price to an anonymous British bidder at the Countrywide Property Auctions event.   “We are delighted to... Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:34:27 GMT Should internet access be reclassified as a utility? If the UK wants to compete on the global digital stage, then broadband should become a universal right rather than a luxury. This was a point hammered home by a report published last week by the House of Lords which called for internet access to be reclassified as a public... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:47:44 GMT Clive Emson hammer to go down in Essex One of Britain's best-known auctioneers has announced the launch of a new sale for the Essex and North and East London Markets.     Clive Emson Auctioneers, which features regularly on the BBC’s Homes Under the Hammer, is holding its inaugural auction for the region in Chelmsford on Tuesday March 24.   The 25-year-old... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:18:03 GMT Interview: The future looks bright for Brendons Auctioneers Property Auctions Today meets up with Phil Arnold, director at London-based property auction house Brendons Auctioneers… Can you tell us more about Brendons?  “Brendons was founded as an estate agents in 1936 and ran successfully for many years. As an auction house we’ve been going for just over eight years and things... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:13:56 GMT Allsop Residential Auction raises £47m Allsop Residential has announced takings of over £47m from its latest property auction, posting an 80% success rate from the sale of185 lots.    The largest lot of the sale was Waddon House, Croydon, a 53,600 sq. ft. office building with Permitted Development Rights for conversion to 60 self-contained apartments.    Guided at £5.75m,... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:12:55 GMT Strong February auction for Strettons Strettons Chartered Surveyors is reporting a strong start 2015 – its 85th year in business - after raising £6.6 million and achieving a 75% success rate at its February property auction.     The firm has reported a strong appetite for development opportunities including a site in Chingford, E4 with planning for... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:11:08 GMT Sutton Kersh raises £4.6m at latest auction Merseyside auctioneer Sutton Kersh generated proceeds of £4.6m in its latest auction, selling 75% of lots on offer.    Highlights of the day included the very first lot, a vacant three storey commercial property in Birkenhead, which achieved £132,000 off a guide price of £100,000 plus.   The firm says that the stand out... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:10:14 GMT ‘Something for everyone’ at first Network Auctions sale of 2015, firm reports Network Auctions says its first sale of 2015 has ‘something for everyone’ and has announced that financial services expert Ray Boulger will be speaking on imminent pension changes.   The auction, beginning on March 3rd, has over 64 lots with guide prices ranging from £10,000 to £1.25 million.   Network Auctions has highlighted a... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:07:49 GMT The evolution of the internet – broadband by numbers Access to the internet via fast, reliable broadband has become so integral to our daily lives, but what do we really know about the scale of its usage? We have broken down the key figures to take a look at the digital revolution, and there are some pretty big numbers! 3... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:03:08 GMT ‘Intriguing’ cottage to take centre stage at latest Auction House London event Auction House London has announced it has 93 lots listed for its February auction.    One property which the organisation says is attracting a lot of attention is a one bedroom terrace house, located near Paddington and Marylebone stations in NW1.    The Cottage, named Cosway Mansions, is a two storey property in and... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:43:44 GMT iam-Sold launches app for partner agents North East auction firm iam-sold has launched a new app to support its partner estate agents    Working with estate agents and local design agency, Komodo Digital, iam-sold says it developed the app to provide the functionality that would be most useful for a valuer when needing to access key information quickly.    Properties... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:43:23 GMT Auction research tips for Buy-to-Let investors A buoyant rental market and the prospect of securing a bargain are just two reasons that buy-to-let investors and landlords continue to flock to the property auctions market in high numbers.    Short-term lender Auction Finance has warned prospective buyers that careful research and preparation are vitally important before making a bid... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:42:19 GMT Auction House Manchester announces new partnership Auction House Manchester has announced a new auction partnership with estate agent and chartered surveyor Roger Hannah & Co.   The Manchester-based firm has agreed a link with Auction House Manchester to introduce auction entries into Auction House UK’s first dedicated Commercial Property Auction.   The auctions will be held seven times a year... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:41:28 GMT Strettons hopes to build on success of 2014 at first auction of the year Strettons has announced the release of the catalogue for its February auction, taking place on Monday.    The latest catalogue includes a range of residential property, commercial property and land from across Greater London and the rest of the UK.    Numerous lots have received high interest in the build up to the sale,... Thu, 05 Feb 2015 11:12:52 GMT Sutton Kersh appoints ex-Eddisons man as Head of Auctions Auctioneer Sutton Kersh has announced the appointment of Tony Webber as its new joint Head of Auctions.    Webber will share the role at the Merseyside firm with Cathy Holt, who has been promoted internally from Auction Manageress.   Webber joins Sutton Kersh from Eddisons where he worked for nearly 20 years, overseeing 20... Wed, 04 Feb 2015 05:54:59 GMT Over £420m raised at Allsop Residential auctions last year Allsop Residential has released its Annual Auction Review, which provides an overview of the auctioneer’s activity in 2014.    The review says that last year was the most successful in the firm’s history after raising a total of £421m at its seven auctions, selling 85% of lots offered.    Allsop also says that last... Wed, 04 Feb 2015 05:52:41 GMT Annual figures show significant growth in UK property auctions The number of properties sold at auction is increasing at the fastest rate for years, according to recently published statistics.   Figures released by Auction Finance, short-term lender to the professional property auction industry, show a 78 per cent year-on-year increase in sales it financially supported in 2014.    According to the figures, regions... Wed, 04 Feb 2015 05:52:04 GMT Eddisons to offer 102 lots at February auction National auction firm Eddisons has attracted 102 lots for its first three day sale of the year, taking place in London (19 February), Manchester (24 February) and Leeds (26 February).   Among the London lots is a freehold bar and restaurant investment in the centre of Reading. The detached Grade II listed... Wed, 04 Feb 2015 05:51:11 GMT Romans reports £250 million worth of sales in last decade Berkshire-based Romans Auctions has sold over a quarter of a billion pounds worth of property and land across South East England over the last ten years, the firm has reported.    It also released its figures for 2014. The headline figure of which is that last year Romans sold 92% of all... Wed, 04 Feb 2015 05:49:56 GMT Savills lists over 200 lots in February catalogue The auction catalogue for Savills Auction’s latest event has been released, comprising 218 lots which, according to Savills, will appeal to a wide variety of purchasers.    Lots of interest include a vacant freehold terraced house in Shepherds Bush, guided at £925,000, and at the other end of the spectrum, a flat... Wed, 04 Feb 2015 05:49:02 GMT Work from home? Then you’ll need good phone and broadband With the number of people working from home at its highest levels since records began, the importance of good, reliable internet connection cannot be underestimated. 13.9% of the UK’s workforce (4.2 million people) currently work from home, with many of these self-employed or freelance. For most, access to the internet... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 03:31:43 GMT A new year, a new broadband package... At a time of year when many are prone to re-evaluating their lives and the direction it is going in, now seems as good a time as any for people to reconsider their phone and broadband deals. We have come up with five New Year’s resolutions for phone and broadband users... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 09:47:26 GMT ‘Most ambitious private house on Romney Marsh’ sold at final Clive Emson auction of the year A historic property described as the ‘most ambitious private house on Romney Marsh’ has sold at auction for £208,000.   The Grade II-listed Tourney Hall in Lydd, Kent, was sold by property auctioneers Clive Emson.   Built in around 1710 in the Queen Anne style, the house was offered with a guide price of... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 03:20:45 GMT Eddisons’ final sale of 2014 brings total annual takings up to £60m Eddisons raised 8.5m at its last three day auction of 2014 in December, bringing the firm’s annual takings to just shy of £60m.    The auctioneer sold 622 lots (75%) in 2014, 76 of which were purchased across the December auctions which took place in Leeds, Manchester and London.   Highlights of the December... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 03:19:41 GMT Strettons invites entries for first auction of its 85th year Strettons Chartered Surveyors  has opened the catalogue and is inviting entries for its first national property auction of 2015, which is set to take place on Monday 9th February.   “We are already seeing a great deal of interest in our February sale and we are confident that if market conditions remain... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 03:17:42 GMT Auction House first auctioneer to break 3,000 sold lots in a year since 2008 Auction House says it has become the first UK property auctioneer to sell more than 3,000 properties in a year since 2008.   The firm has announced group sales of 3,058 from 3,903 lots offered last year – a success rate of 78.3% - raising over £360m in the process.    The figures represent... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 03:16:58 GMT £40m raised from 517 lots at Sutton Kersh auctions in 2014 Merseyside auctioneer Sutton Kersh sold 517 lots at its seven auctions in 2014, producing a total revenue of £39.7M, the firm has reported.    At its final sale of the year Sutton Kersh sold 80% of the lots offered and generated proceeds of over £6.4M.    Highlights of the December sale included a fire... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 03:14:58 GMT Brendons Auctioneers posts impressive annual sales figures After its final event of 2014 in December, London auction house Brendons has announced its annual figures, reporting impressive growth compared to 2013.   The firm reports that total proceeds increased by 99% last year, with lots offered increasing by 44% and the number of lots sold increasing by 43%.   “Our business has... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 03:12:46 GMT Graham Penny Foundation raised £4,000 for three charities in 2014 The Graham Penny Foundation – set up by Graham Penny Auctions and Graham Penny Estates – raised almost £4,000 in its inaugural year, its members have announced.   The Foundation was established last year to enable the firms’ teams to support local, national and international causes through a series of fundraising events... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 03:10:31 GMT Don’t put up with long-term contracts: the importance of reliable and affordable internet access for students For most students, having reliable and affordable internet access is of paramount importance. With deadlines looming and essays or dissertations to be completed, the last thing students want to be worrying about is a loss of internet connection as they put the finishing touches to their bibliography. Instead of traipsing... Mon, 05 Jan 2015 09:58:42 GMT Are you aware of the risks that could threaten your lettings business? There are many reasons why you choose to let your property, but being a landlord is not without challenges and there is risk. As the leading association for private residential landlords in the UK, the NLA is keen to ensure that you fully understand the threats to your letting business. We... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:08:56 GMT Moving home? What do you need to do about phone and broadband? From January through to the spring is traditionally the busiest time of the year for people moving home and the next few months look set to be no different. This month’s stamp duty reforms, announced by George Osborne in the Autumn Statement, will save 98% of home movers money, which may... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:06:29 GMT iam-sold announces significant expansion plans Newcastle based auction firm iam-sold has announced significant expansion plans for 2015.   The company is expanding into Scotland, aiming for further growth in the North West, and launching a range of new products.    Since its launch five years ago, the company - founded by Jamie Cooke and Ben Ridgway - has sold... Tue, 09 Dec 2014 04:57:55 GMT Allsop announces details of December catalogue Auctioneer Allsop has released the catalogue for its auction on December 17 which consists of 268 lots from all over the UK.    The catalogue includes three lots priced at over £4m. Lot 33, in South Kensington, is a freehold mixed use investment opportunity, guided at £4.25m, lot 23 – also in... Tue, 09 Dec 2014 04:31:08 GMT 247 bids across 16 lots at final Symonds and Sampson auction of 2014 West Country auctioneer Symonds and Sampson has announced the results of its final auction of the year, which attracted 247 bids across 16 lots.   Taking place at a packed Digby Hall in Sherborne, the auction boasted a catalogue with an eclectic mix of properties including land with building potential, agricultural land,... Tue, 09 Dec 2014 03:44:18 GMT Silver gong for Auction House at industry awards Property auctioneer Auction House scooped the Silver Award for Best Franchise at the recent 2014 Estate Agency of the Year Awards.   This is the fourth consecutive year that the group has won an award at the event, which took place on Friday December 5 at the Lancaster Hotel in London.   Commenting on... Tue, 09 Dec 2014 03:27:13 GMT Eddisons appoints Associate Director for Leeds auction department Eddisons has appointed Glenn Levison as an Associate Director in its Leeds auction department.   Mr Levison, 41, joins from the Leeds office of Pugh where he advised corporate clients and Councils across Yorkshire and the North East on auction disposal strategy.    Commenting on working for Eddisons, he said: “I am delighted to... Tue, 09 Dec 2014 03:21:48 GMT Top tips for landlords Whether you are new to the buy-to-let market or an experienced landlord, you can always benefit from expert advice and guidance. The NLA, the leading landlord association in the UK, has produced following top tips to help you make a success of your lettings, regardless of your circumstances. 1. Choose your... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:29:01 GMT ‘Over 72% of lots sold at last month’s property auctions’ - EIG The Essential Information Group (EIG) has released the results for all UK property auctions held in October.   Of 172 auctions held last month, 3,987 lots were offered 72.8% (2,904) of which were sold.    According to EIG, a total of £542,278,962 was raised at property auction during October.    The number of lots offered was... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:09:28 GMT Strettons to host free Property Expo at next auction Strettons Chartered Surveyors has announced it will host its first Property Expo during its final national property auction of the year.    The free event will feature a range of architects, building surveyors and residential and commercial property advisors with years of experience in property auctions giving advice on financing, legal issues... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:56:36 GMT Graham Penny Auctions aiming to end the year on a high Graham Penny Auctions Nottingham is aiming to end 2014 as the most successful auction house in the city, it has confirmed.    The firm has just released the catalogue for its final sale of 2014, which so far consists of 36 lots.    Guide prices range from £35,000 to over £600,000, with a two... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:44:43 GMT 24 apartment investment to go under Sutton Kersh hammer A residential investment in Liverpool’s China Town will be sold at Sutton Kersh’s next auction on December 11.    Grenville Court, on Hardy Street, is made up for 24 two and three bedroom apartments arranged into four separate blocks.   The development currently produces an annual income of almost £150,000 and has been guided... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:20:09 GMT Savills announces 137 lot catalogue for December auction Savills has released the catalogue for its December sale in the capital, which contains137 lots.     The lots on offer come from a wide cross section of sellers, including Local Authorities, Housing Associations, Public Bodies, Utilities, LLP Receivers, Public and Private Property Companies, Executors, Trustees and Mortgagees.   At the top end of... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:07:30 GMT Numerous residential rental investments on sale at final Eddisons auction of 2014 Eddisons has announced the details of its final auction of the year, a three day event in London (December 4), Manchester (December 9) and Leeds (December 11) with 134 lots on offer.     A lot which the firm says is already attracting high interest is a freehold residential investment in the... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:43:11 GMT Choosing the right internet provider and broadband package As of the beginning of this year almost 45 million adults - close to 90% of the UK adult population - are using the internet in some form, according to the Office for National Statistics. Web use has now become such a fundamental part of our everyday lives that choosing... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:47:04 GMT Allsop records 46% sales increase at this year’s October event Takings of £56.4m were recorded at the latest Allsop residential auction, a 46% increase compared to the October 2013 event.    The auctioneer has also confirmed that 81% of lots offered were sold, with £18m of the total raised prior to the sale.    Nine lots sold for over £1m, seven of which sold... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 03:56:26 GMT Network Auctions to launch online auction service Network Auctions has announced the launch of a new online auction service that will be used by its fifty plus partner agents across the UK.   Network E-Auctions provides a modern method of auction, with properties listed for sale on the basis of a normal catalogue but assigned an online closing date... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 03:52:17 GMT Auction House brings up ten awards in three years after latest victories Nationwide auctioneer Auction House has passed the milestone of ten awards in three years after being awarded two accolades at this year’s Negotiator Awards.   The brand took home silver for Residential Auction House of the Year 2014 and the bronze award for Franchisor of the Year at the event held last... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 03:49:08 GMT Former RAF Tower to go under the Bagshaws hammer A former RAF Tower in Boston, Lincolnshire is up for sale at the next Bagshaws event taking place at the end of the month.    The tower, which has several ancillary buildings and access over private lane passing agricultural land, has four storeys and attractive views.    Lot 36 is guided at £300,000 -... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 03:43:56 GMT Listed property the success story at latest Sutton Kersh event A vacant Grade II listed, six bedroom house in the Wavertree area of Liverpool was the highlight of Sutton Kersh’s October property auction.    The hammer finally fell at £217,000 for Olive Mount Villas, located on Mill Lane, which was originally guided at £125,000 plus.    In the build up to the sale Auction... Mon, 03 Nov 2014 11:48:48 GMT Network Auctions to move to Grosvenor House for 2015 Network Auctions’ 2015 London property auctions will be held at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, after two years at the Cumberland Hotel at Marble Arch.    The new auction room will hold six auctions, with the last at the current venue to go ahead on December 15th. The firm also runs five auctions... Mon, 03 Nov 2014 11:37:22 GMT ‘Highest number of property auctions since 2011’ - EIG EIG, the property auctions aggregator, has published its results for the month of September, the headline being that the 205 property auctions held across the UK was the highest number recorded since 2011.    Within those 205, 4,027 lots were offered – the strong showing largely down to an imperious residential market,... Mon, 03 Nov 2014 11:07:01 GMT Over £11m raised by Strettons at busy October event Over £11m was raised at the Strettons Chartered Surveyors national property auction last month.   A number of bidding wars among a busy auction room contributed to 76% of the total lots being sold on the day.    The highest price was achieved for a mixed commercial and residential investment in Golders Green, north... Mon, 03 Nov 2014 10:34:57 GMT £5m raised at latest Eddisons auction Fifty two lots were sold and £5,051,000 was raised at the most recent Eddisons auctions, which took place in London Manchester and Leeds. The most successful lot was a freehold office investment in Leeds city centre which went under the hammer for £550,000. Meanwhile, a vacant former nursery premises in the Bootle... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:59:09 GMT October auction could be highest value event, says Allsop Auctioneer Allsop has released the residential catalogue for its next sale on Thursday 30th October, taking place at The Cumberland Hotel in London.    There are over 300 lots from locations across the UK set to go under the hammer from 9.30am.   The firm has confirmed that due to the significant number of... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:52:38 GMT Property auctions this week Detailed below is a selection of four auctions from across the country taking place over the next week. The auctions, from four different auctions houses, are taking place in Manchester, Cornwall, Durham and Sheffield respectively.    Pugh Date: 23/10/2014 Start time: 12:00 Location:  Manchester City Football Club, Etihad Stadium, Ashton New Road, Manchester, M11 3FF Lots so... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:31:07 GMT