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July Auctions – Commercial Property Highlights

Here at Clive Emson, we auction all types of properties and land, from converted barns to urban apartments, blocks of garages to acres of woodland. One particular area we specialise in is commercial properties and we’ve got some absolute gems at our July auctions, here we’ve picked out three highlights!     Tea time in the countryside … Continue reading

‘Everybody loves Raymond!’

No, we are not talking about the American sitcom television series created by Philip Rosenthal which had 9 seasons, but a detached bungalow situated on the south side of the City of Canterbury. Raymond Avenue lies off Puckle Lane and is in need of total refurbishment, although it has planning permission for the erection of … Continue reading

In the ‘core’ of the village

On a summers evening you could enjoy sitting in the local pub, watching cricket on the green and then meander back to Apple Tree Cottage to enjoy the views over farmland to the rear. It is a detached property situated in the popular village of Boughton Aluph, which lies a few miles north of Ashford … Continue reading

Education, Education, Education!

Its often said that the English language is all about learning you’re A, B & C’s, whilst minding your P’s & Q’s! Auctioneer Kevin Gilbert has progressed a little further putting various letters together to form some of his favourite words…’going, going, gone!’. The sellers of the former St Christopher’s School in Canterbury are hoping … Continue reading

Who will register for Ching..ford house?

Lot 9 is a three bedroom mid terrace house in Coninsgby Gardens, Chingford, E4, which is to be offered freehold with vacant possession by auction on Monday 22 July, having been rented out for many years.  ‘Ching’ is a word we associate when we hear the sound of an old style cash register ringing up … Continue reading

Celebrities abound at last weeks charity auctions

The last two days of last week were rather glowing with stardust in one way or another.  On Thursday afternoon I drove to Birmingham Town Hall for a Charity Auction as part of a glittering Gala Dinner on behalf of Baby Lifeline – The Mother and Baby Charity.  The seasoned Radio and TV broadcaster Nick … Continue reading

June Auctions Update

It’s been another great month for buyers and sellers at our auctions across the South East. There were many big sales at our five auctions, here we highlight a few from our Kent and South East London auction that took place at the Clive Emson Conference Centre in Maidstone on 12 June… We’ll drink to … Continue reading

Clive Emson Receives MBE!

We are delighted to receive the news that our chairman and auctioneer Clive Emson has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s birthday honours list. Clive has been awarded the MBE for his services to vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in Kent. The honour came as a … Continue reading

7 Essential Tips For Taking On A Renovation Property

Renovating a property just the way you want it is no doubt a satisfying accomplishment. To add your own style and twist is a dream come true for many homeowners, what’s more, you can save money in the long run on stamp duty costs by buying a cheaper property to do-up. But before you start … Continue reading

Kent Auction Highlights

What a wonderful Lot There can be few places in Kent as tranquil as the Elham Valley and after an enjoyable walk in the unspoiled countryside, one could even allow enough time to sample lunch at one of the many charming village pubs. Nestled between Canterbury and Folkestone, the Elham Valley is situated in the … Continue reading