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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

3 June Auction Highlights

Where has the year gone?! – we are thinking to ourselves as we get ready for our mid-year auction with much excitement because of the amazing properties ready to go under the hammer! Here are just three to look out for… Sea Views On The Sussex Coast A wonderful apartment in a much sought after … Continue reading

Novice Auctioneer of the Year 2019 Competition

Entries are now being invited for this year’s NAVA Propertymark Novice Auctioneer of the Year competition! The competition is open to any auctioneer that meets one of the following criteria: Your first auction must have taken place after 31st September 2018 Or You have been on the rostrum for less than four auctions in total … Continue reading

3 Gems From Our April and May Auctions

We cannot wait until 29 April! That is when the first of our five April and May auctions takes place and we have got some amazing properties going under the hammer. From a residential development site in Cornwall to three farm buildings in Surrey, there is truly something for everyone. The fantastic buys on offer … Continue reading

The Prince Consort, Ryde, Isle of Wight

One of the attractions of working as a land and property auctioneer is the variety of the job, from the many interesting people that we get to meet, through to the varied, unusual and sometimes stunning mix of properties that one gets to see, when just going about your job! The Prince Consort building on … Continue reading

Five Charity Auctions in Sixteen Days!!

Five Charity Auctions in sixteen days is a record even for me with over £16,000 raised for HALLF, Farms for City Children, ARC, Plymouth Ladies Charity Club and Axminster and Lyme Cancer Support.  However, if I was being frank, I wish I didn’t have to do any of them. But not because I don’t absolutely … Continue reading

Chocolate Box Cottage Investment

Being offered on instructions of the Executors, is a charming detached thatched cottage, detached barn, other outbuildings set in grounds, extending to just over 2 acres (approx. 0.86 ha). Little Twitham Farm Cottage, has two bedrooms and is let to a Protected Statutory Tenant at a current rental of £7,200 per annum. The cottage is … Continue reading

More Than a Cottage Industry!

With 134 lots on offer in the latest auction catalogue, March edition, it often surprises us that there are still a wealth of cottages for improvement that come to the auction market. Lot 31, is one such cottage. Located in the ‘old part’ of Kennington, Ashford, The Old Church Cottage, is a charming Grade II … Continue reading