Who will win the Clive Emson Charity Karting Challenge?

On the evening of Tuesday 25st September, Clive Emson Auctioneers will be raising funds for two great local charities, The J’s and Havens Hospices. We would like to invite you (and/or your colleagues so please pass this email round) to enter a team to this 90 minute endurance race at one of the best circuits in … Continue reading

Is It Better To Rent Or Sell?

Whether you are are looking to vacate the current home you own or have recently purchased a property, deciding whether to rent it out or sell it can be a difficult decision. Ideally, you want to get the best return on your time and money, but it is impossible to predict the housing market 100%. … Continue reading

Google Maps Price Hike

Following on from the many GDPR changes we have put into place since the new regulations were implemented, which added great administrative expense, we have had another change thrust upon us in respect of Google Maps. Google have recently substantially increased their pricing structure in respect of the Google Maps platform. The relaunched platform has … Continue reading

The Conscientious Landlord…

Building and maintaining a harmonious relationship with your tenant So you’ve purchased your first investment property at auction and now it’s time to find a tenant… There are many variables when it comes to finding a tenant, and managing your relationship throughout the life of the tenancy. Your tenant may be someone you know – … Continue reading

We’re at the Kent County Show this weekend

6th-8th July If you’re coming along to the Kent County Show come and find us, say hello and pick up a goodie bag. You can find out more about the Kent County Show at

What Is A Listed Building? What Can And Can’t You Do?

The way structures are listed today came from a need to protect buildings of significant interest in the aftermath of World War II. The listings were used to decide whether a particular building should be rebuilt if it was damaged by bombing. Today, in England and Wales, listed buildings are separated into three categories: Grade … Continue reading

Build It Live – Bicester

We’re at Build It Live in Bicester 9-10th June Build It Live Bicester will take place on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June at the Bicester Heritage Event Centre and will provide a whole weekend of property inspiration and expert guidance all under one roof. Book your tickets to the 2018 Bicester show here  

New Venue – Thursday 3rd May

The Solent Hotel & Spa Our Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire & Isle of Wight auction will take place at the new venue of The Solent Hotel. The Solent Hotel & Spa is located on Rookery Avenue just off Junction 9 of the M27. From Junction 9 follow the road signs for Whiteley. On reaching the Parkway … Continue reading

Planning permission rules and regulations

The guidelines The government sets out what you can and cannot do to your home and garden, (referred to as curtilage), in a document called the General Permitted Development Order. This includes the terms of development you can start without getting planning permission from your local council. This is known as Permitted Development, or is … Continue reading