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Bond Wolfe Auctions appointed official auctioneer to Walsall Council

Bond Wolfe Auctions has won a competitive tender to be appointed as official auctioneer for Walsall Council.

The business, which is only just into its second year, has already been appointed by Birmingham City Council and is also offering lots surplus to requirements for West Midlands Police.

Chief executive Gurpreet Bassi said: “The good news continues, as we have also recently been shortlisted for five awards at TheBusinessDesk.com Masters Awards and The Signature Awards 2020.

Rare opportunity to buy character cottage in exclusive Derbyshire village

As one of Derbyshire’s most exclusive villages, it’s rare to find a property for less than half a million pounds in Quarndon – but now there’s an opportunity to buy a cottage there with a guide price of just £125,000+.

Forfeiting commercial leases - your rights as a landlord and a tenant

Forfeiting commercial leases - your rights as a landlord and a tenant.
 

If you are the landlord

Yes, that is correct. If you are the landlord of a commercial lease and your tenant has breached a covenant, you do not have the automatic right to re-enter the premises and take physical possession of them.  However, a well drafted lease should include a re-entry provision, in which case you can take the property back.

Auction House sells over 3,800 lots sold in record year

Auction House is announcing its most successful year ever - selling more than 3,800 lots across the UK from its network of 40 regional sales rooms, and at an increased success rate of 77.3% (up from 74% in 2018).

The group – recently awarded gold as Residential Auction Service of the Year at The Negotiator Awards in London – raised a total of almost £440m (£439,705,281) in the process. This latest success means that the total number of properties sold under the Auction House brand in its 12-year history has just exceeded 30,000.

Moving Home Checklist

If you’re moving house, the first thing to do is finalise your moving date, and then you can start ticking things off your checklist. Use our guide below so you don’t forget anything:

Four weeks before you move house:

Highfields property ends Leicester auction on a high note

A seven bedroomed Victorian villa was one of the star lots at SDL Auctions Graham Penny’s final Leicester property auction of 2019 at the King Power Stadium.

Is auction an alternative route for first-time buyers?

Buying property in an auction tends to be better value than heading to the traditional private treaty market simply because it gives you a broad and unique range of properties to choose from. It also serves as a way to secure a guaranteed sale that can often be much quicker, avoiding potentially lengthy processes commonly involved in buying property. This straightforward and far more certain process is one that appeals to both buyers and sellers.

Classic unmodernised homes in demand at auction

Classic unmodernised homes in the Woodseats and Hillsborough areas of Sheffield are in demand.

Exceptional levels of interest for the properties in the two districts came at the city's last major property auction of the decade held by Mark Jenkinson and Son, where 30 of the 36 lots sold for £2.75m.

It’s a successful wrap for Auction House London for 2019

It was a packed saleroom for the final sale of 2019 for Auction House London (Wed 11 Dec 2019) with a number of lots selling well above their guide prices.

Just ahead of the General Election, bidders were clearly feeling buoyant with a renewed enthusiasm for buying property, with many lots attracting fierce competition. A 3 bed terrace in Guildford, Surrey needing total modernisation, started with a guide of £225,000 and sold for £320,000.

New Year, New Property For Auction!

We hope that you all had a lovely break, and wish you a very happy New Year.

The auction houses are busy collecting entries for the first auctions of 2020.  Catalogues will start to be released from mid January and the individual properties going under the hammer, will be uploaded into our database as and when we receive them.

Currently, there are still plenty of unsold properties from December auctions in our database, and early catalogue releases from Mark Jenkinson, Auction House Hull and Austin Gray.

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