Leading land agent Aston Mead has questioned new recommendations to penalise developers who fail to build new homes on sites they have acquired, despite having been given planning permission.


The suggestions have been made in a wide-ranging report on the government's proposed planning changes, published by the Housing, Communities and Local Government (HCLG) Committee.


The report urges the government to ‘set a limit of 18 months following discharge of planning conditions for work to commence on site’, after which permission ‘may be revoked’. Following a further 18 months for

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May Madness at Sutton Kersh Auctions as they sell over £12 million worth of property

Sutton Kersh Auctions held their 3rd auction of the year on 27th May with over 500 bidders registered. The team had 151 properties listed for the auction and sold just under £4 million pounds worth of property prior to the live streamed event. A further £8 million pounds worth of property was sold on the day, equating to 85% of Lots offered being sold.

The auction started of strong, with the first Lot offered, selling for £46,000 over the guide price. It was a 3 bed, 3 storey end terraced house in L13

The Acuitus auction on June 16th will feature 58-lots with guide prices ranging from £50,000 – £1.5m+.

The vast majority of lots offered are located in some of the UK’s most vibrant centres, with the sale offering a wide range of mixed use & development opportunities as well as convenience store, pharmacy, medical, banking and retail investments in London locations including Whitecross Street (EC1), Holloway (N7), Clapham (SW4/SW7), Wanstead (E11) & Uxbridge (UB8) and outside London in centres including Stratford-upon-Avon, Bicester & Wells.

Acuitus Chairman, Richard Auterac, comments:

There has been no sign of any dip in demand for SDL Property Auctions, which continued to break its own records as another successful month came to a close. 

Lily Way SDL Property Auctions


The UK’s most successful live-streamed property auctioneer ended the month with a total of more than £26.7 million raised for sellers – an impressive 28% more than its May 2020 total.

The figure was raised through its live-streamed Auction Events, daily Timed Auctions and Buy It Now sales and featured properties from a tiny retail unit in Barnsley which sold in the National Property Auction for £24,500 from a *guide price

Auction House London has broken all its own records with its highest ever single auction, raising more than £31m (£31,159,750) in its recent sale (Thurs 6 May 2021)

More than one thousand bidders took part in the mammoth livestream auction led by auctioneer and director of Auction House London, Andrew Binstock. 115 lots were offered with 90% of stock selling.

The auction got off to a fast impressive start with Lot 1 setting the pace. The modern 5 bedroom terrace in Colindale, north west London needed a little updating and was guided at £250,000. Two tenacious bidders pushed each other

After another marathon online, live-streamed auction starting at 8.30am, Bond Wolfe Auctions has set a new company record for the most lots offered in a day in its May auction.

Bond Wolfe Auction 1 Spencer Street

The event saw 201 lots sold from the 220 offered, representing a success rate of 92% and raising over £23.5 million in sales.

The build up to the auction reflected the increasing regional, national and global demand for property with 797,107 website page views, 162,792 video tours and 68,228 legal packs downloaded.

Gurpreet Bassi, chief executive of Bond Wolfe Auctions, said: “The easing of some lockdown

Commercial property recorded very strong results in Bond Wolfe Auctions’ latest livestreamed online auction.

Northgate St Bond Wolfe auction

The sale of a number of lots featuring freehold commercial ground rents raised a total of £770,000 on behalf of Birmingham City Council.

And a former community centre at 1 Kingsley Street, sold on behalf of Walsall Council, realised £172,000 from a guide price* of £150,000.

Ian Tudor, managing director and head of commercial at Bond Wolfe Auctions, said: “Demand for commercial property continues to grow and with the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions enabling easier

The UK’s biggest property auctioneer Auction House says that the face of auction property sales has been changed forever, regardless of what happens to the easing of lockdown restrictions in the coming weeks.

The group’s new Managing Director Jeremy Prior says that the Covid epidemic forced rapid change in the industry, with some of the new ways of working likely to remain in place forever.

He explained: “Let’s face it, the room-only model of property auctions has been consigned to history. Regardless of the state of the pandemic or the lifting of restrictions in the future, no

There’s still time for house-hunters to benefit from stamp duty savings if they find their next home in the next National Property Auction held by SDL Property Auctions on Thursday 27th May.

the lodge stamp duty saving property auction

 With the stamp duty holiday due to end on 30th June for properties priced £250,000-£500,000, one of the few ways for buyers to make savings in this area is to purchase by auction – and a good number of suitable family homes are due to go under the hammer with the UK’s most successful live-streamed auctioneer this month. The speed and certainty of auction sales mean sellers will be handing over the