Former Victorian grand residence sold in SDL Auctions Graham Penny’s Leicester auction

A former grand Victorian residence was the star commercial lot sold in SDL Auctions Graham Penny’s Leicester auction which raised £2.4 million.

Ivydene in Earl Shilton has latterly been used as a 17 bedroomed care home but was previously sub-divided into apartments in the 1980s.

Aston Mead welcomes new National Planning Policy Framework

Leading land agents Aston Mead have welcomed new government planning rules designed to speed up house building under a National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

The new policy announced last week by Housing Secretary James Brokenshire states that a council’s local plan for its overall development strategy will become invalid if house building dips below 75% of targets.

Auction House reports July sales up almost a fifth

Auction House reported an impressive set of results for July, with 427 lots sold - up over 18% (18.2%) on the same month last year.

The group’s national success rate of 71.6% was ahead of the market and the total raised was a healthy £54.5 million (£54,525,440). The award-winning brand also sold its 2,000th property of the year one month earlier than in 2017 – an end of terrace former off-licence at 105-107 Norfolk Street in Cambridge, which was guided at £400,000-£450,000, but sold in the room for a staggering £795,000.

Church properties drive sales of £5m at biggest auction of year

Three vacant church buildings, including one which sold for nearly four times its guide price, helped drive sales of more than £5million at Mark Jenkinson's biggest auction of the year, last month.

The strong total sales of £5.48m at the auction included the former St Joseph's RC Church in Staveley, Chesterfield which was listed at £75,000 but sold for more than a quarter of a million pounds at £295,000.

Secrets of successful property development in new book

The man who has secured the largest ever loan to a private property company from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has published a book revealing the secrets of property development and investment.

Property developer John Howard received a £15m loan as part of a £26m build cost for The Winerack development on Ipswich Waterfront. When completed in December next year, there will be 150 flats, offices and a restaurant together with 265 parking spaces in the centre of the building over ten floors, accessed by a car stacker system.

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Summer break for buying but we're here to SELL Property!

The summer break is upon us, and the majority of auction houses are now taking a well earned rest this month. There are a handful of auctions taking place, however catalogues for September will start to be released from the end of this month onwards, right through to December. We've still quite a few unsold lots in our database from auctions last month, so you find something of interest, whilst you wait for the new catalogues.

Property HOTPICK of the WEEK!

Right folks, today I've something a little different to show you... it's off to Leicester this time, where there's a very big property with bags of potential!

Wimborne Property Auction!

After the success of their Ringwood auction this spring, Symonds & Sampson are bringing their property auctions to Wimborne this autumn.


Symonds & Sampson are pleased to announce that a date has been set of our first Wimborne auction. On the 5th October The Allendale Centre will be the venue for one of our famous property auctions.


Network Auctions latest sale on 12th July at Grosvenor House Hotel, London has delivered a market beating performance and allayed fears of a property market downturn. The sale delivered a total of £8 million across properties geographically spread across the county and across all asset classes.

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