Three flats have gone under the hammer for £150,000 in the augural Bristol sales of land and property auctioneers Clive Emson.
The leasehold properties at 2, 4 and 6 Quaker Lane, Thornbury, currently let at £12,300 a year, were among seven lots catalogued by the firm, with 100 people attending the UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre. The three flats, one of which is vacant, were sold as one lot.
A 1.1-acre freehold paddock off Little Green Lane, Church Road, Piling, went for £4,000 while a two-bedroom end-terrace house at 44 Breaches Gate, Bradley Stoke, fetched £130,000 freehold.
A studio flat at 61 Nags Head, Bristol, currently let at £4,500, is available. The leasehold guide price was £35-50,000.
The auctioneer, Graham Barton, said: “There was plenty of appetite in Bristol for land and property, with six lots sold, and we’re grateful for the warm reception from the city and staff at the UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre.”
Clive Emson’s next Bristol auction is scheduled for mid-September with the July round of auctions across southern England being from Monday, July 23, including the West Country sales at St Mellion, near Plymouth, on Wednesday, July 25.
The Bristol one took place last Friday (June 15).
Clive Emson has 40 staff and is a property and land auctioneer to estate agents, commercial property agents, statutory bodies and private clients.
It was established by namesake founder and director Clive Emson in 1989, with seven sets of four auctions throughout 2012, plus Bristol.
The firm’s reach is across southern England, from Kent to Cornwall, and it is one of the top four auctioneers in the UK by way of value and volume of residential sales and sixth overall.
Lots regularly become headline news, from nuclear bunkers and sea forts to churches, clubs, pubs, former public toilets and historic properties, as well as the more usual homes under the hammer and which are often of keen interest to local residents.