Clive Emson says business is continuing to boom so far this year, selling properties to the value of £65million. Managing Director James Emson said, “Our success rate of 85 per cent is well above the national average. I put this down to the quality of the lots we are offering – right across the board – and to a firm commitment to the exceptional service we offer both vendors and purchasers.”
Highlights of their next auction include an ice cream kiosk in a Dorset tourist hot spot made famous by the hit TV drama Broadchurch.
The Shack at West Bay, near Bridport, is guide priced £55,000 to £65,000 and is close to where stars such as David Tennant and Olivia Colman are currently filming the third and final series of the drama.
Another fascinating lot is the Vale Royal Methodist Church in the centre of Tunbridge Wells, which has a freehold guide price of £500,000 to £600,000. It is considered to have development potential.
A block of nine flats at the former Magpie pub in Portsmouth, let at £58,728 per annum, is guide priced at £750,000-plus. Other lots include a former telephone exchange in Norfolk; a chalet at Camber Sands holiday park, Sussex; a five bedroom house in six acres near Brentwood, Essex and a block of six flats in three end terrace buildings in Brighton.