Smith and Sons first auction of 2018 will include 24 lots and is to be held at the Village Hotel in Bromborough at 2pm on 21 February.

A property sure to attract attention is a three bedroomed semi detached house in Sandridge Road, Pensby. This requires complete refurbishment but offers great potential to create a family home either for onward sale or owner occupation.

A number of residential investments are being offered with returns in excess of 15% and are situated in popular areas of Birkenhead and Wallasey.

A residential development site in Milner Road, Heswall has planning for two five bedroomed detached houses and there is an area of vacant land in Connahs Quay with possible development potential.

Two bedroomed apartments in Arrowe Park, Upton and Mill Lane, Wallasey have been refurbished to a high standard and are ready for immediate occupation and capable of producing a good rental income.

A modern flat at Trinity Gardens, Birkenhead is another investment opportunity being situated in the former grounds of Birkenhead School.

Houses in Ince Avenue, Anfield and Mindale Road, Liverpool 15 provide scope for refurbishment with both being offered at realistic guide prices and two, four bedroomed houses at Wright Street, Wallasey and Grove Road, Birkenhead are substantial houses requiring modernisation being realistically priced.

There are two vacant shops in Market Street, Birkenhead both with guides of £25,000-£30,000 and a mixed retail and residential property in Woodchurch Road, Prenton with investment potential.