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A perfect time to invest in bricks and mortar

At the time of writing my colleagues and I are in the process of collating lots for our forthcoming March auction. This rekindled memories of our March series of auctions last year which took place amidst a backdrop of an unprecedented situation which few people could have foreseen. With the realities surrounding Covid-19 becoming more … Continue reading

Working with Joint Auctioneers – a successful partnership

A large part of our success over the last 30 years has been achieved through strong relationships with a great many Independent Estate Agencies and other introducers who recognise the value to their clients of a public auction facility and who have welcomed our ability to provide that specialism and expertise, when looking at the … Continue reading

There’s no auction business like auction snow business

During a week where much of the UK became engulfed in snow, we received several comments from prospective bidders that they were pleased they could sit in the comfort of their own home and bid. That’s the magic of the internet and being online – anywhere, any place! The first auction of the year, saw … Continue reading

Online and on track for 2021

With January over and a full month of lockdown under our belts we move into February and our first auction of 2021. At Clive Emson’s we have decided that we will be holding online auctions for the rest of the year with the safety of our buyers and sellers at the forefront of our decision … Continue reading

2021 Online Auction Update

As one of the UK’s top five property auctioneers we’ve had to make some changes to the way we hold our auctions since March 2020.  We have decided, this year, to hold all this year’s eight auctions exclusively online and will not be returning to ballroom auctions in 2021. The catalogue for our first auction … Continue reading

Looking forward while glancing back on the year

2020 will certainly be a year we all remember, how the pandemic of Covid-19 created such worldwide disruption – with only Antarctica evading the virus. If you said at the start of 2020 that the auctions would be solely online, many, if not all would have scoffed at the thought. But how wrong would they … Continue reading

Christmas Opening Hours

Our last working day will be Wednesday, 23 December (all offices are open as usual on this day) Thursday, 24 December – All offices closed Friday, 25 December – All offices closed Monday, 28 December – All offices closed Tuesday, 29 December – Offices open 9am – 5.30pm Wednesday, 30 December – Offices open 9am … Continue reading

Business as (near) normal for Auctions

Today, 26 November, Matt Hancock, the Secretary of State for Health announced the new Tier system for the UK that will come into effect following the current lockdown. After 2 December, most of the areas we cover are located in either Tier 2 or 3 with only Cornwall and the Isle of Wight in Tier … Continue reading

Stamp Duty takes a holiday

Many thousands of people this year have forgone their holiday due to Covid-19 and the restrictions on travel, but there’s still time to take full advantage of the Stamp Duty Land Tax ‘holiday’ on residential properties up to £500,000. The so called ‘temporary reduced rates’ is set to end on 31 March 2021 – so … Continue reading

An Important Update on Our Online Auctions

Since lockdown has been in effect, we here at Clive Emson Auctioneers took the decision to move all of our auctions online. This was a decision we did not take lightly as we know a big part of an auction is being able to attend and participate on the big day itself.  However, while there … Continue reading