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Allsop Residential held its October sale last week (27th) and raised over £27.3m from the sale of 173 lots. This represents a success rate of 82%.

The sale opened with the ballroom of the Park Lane Hotel in London’s Piccadilly filled to capacity. Bidding was enthusiastic from the start with many regulars remarking that figures had quickly exceeded their expectations. Many expressed frustration that auction prices on the day often outperformed those established by private treaty for similar property.

Central and greater London lots attracted strong interest prior to the sale with attendances at viewing days reaching particularly high levels. Competition for unmodernised vacant houses and flats in better London postcodes were once again highly sought after.

A survey of buyers conducted by Allsop on the day showed that 75% were cash buyers with the remaining 25% reliant upon some degree of finance.

Commenting after the sale, auctioneer and partner, Gary Murphy said

 “Once again we were delighted with our success rate which has outperformed the market. Our survey results indicate a continuing and sustained demand for residential stock which is not wholly dependent upon borrowings.”

 He continued

 “Ours was a smaller catalogue than usual and this appears to be typical of a trend experienced across all residential and commercial auction rooms in recent months. We attribute this partly to a reluctance on the part of sellers to dispose of stock in an uncertain economic climate exacerbated by fears of instability in the Eurozone. The prices achieved and enthusiasm of buyers in the room should, however, be seen as reassuring.”

REGIONAL ANALYSIS (ALL LOTS)

Regions

Lots Offered

Lots Sold

Total Raised

% Success

Av. Lot Size

North-East

4

2

£52,000

50.0%

£26,000

North-West

27

20

£1,860,000

74.1%

£93,000

South-East

40

34

£3,629,000

85.0%

£106,735

South-West

10

7

£751,000

70.0%

£107,286

M25

98

81

£18,123,925

82.7%

£223,752

Midlands & East Anglia

15

11

£1,126,000

73.3%

£102,364

Wales 

3

3

£959,000

100.0%

£319,667

Scotland 

2

1

£15,000

50.0%

£15,000

Yorkshire & The Humber

8

8

£147,500

100.0%

£18,438

Northern Ireland 

5

5

£336,000

100.0%

£67,200

TOTALS

212

172

£26,999,425

81.1%


£156,973

Property Type  

Lots Offered

Lots Sold

% Success

Yield

Av. Lot Size

Regulated

3

2

66.7%

4.16%

£168,000

Assured Shorthold

22

13

59.1%

9.29%

£129,346

Assured

0

Ground Rents (80 yrs+)

26

26

100.0%

5.91%

£30,409

Sites with PP

7

5

71.4%

 –

£258,700

Sites without PP

15

10

66.7%

 –

£65,650

Vacant Units (Individual Houses and Flats)

Regions

Lots Offered

Lots Sold

% Success

Av. Lot Size

NE

2

2

100.0%

£26,000

NW

12

10

83.3%

£103,400

SE

14

12

85.7%

£189,542

SW

4

3

75.0%

£92,667

M25

40

32

80.0%

£256,047

Midlands & East Anglia

6

5

83.3%

£62,200

Wales 

1

1

100.0%

NULL

Scotland 

1

1

100.0%

NULL

Yorks & The Humber

4

4

100.0%

£67,750

Highlights included…

Lot 54 – 25 Kings Mews, Bloomsbury, London, WC1 2JB
A Freehold mid terrace mews Building
Possible potential for extension and redevelopment into a residential dwelling subject to all necessary consents being obtained.
Sold Prior

Lot 56 – 8 Hamlet Road, Crystal Palace, London, SE19 2AW
A Freehold detached Building internally arranged to provide four self-contained flats
BY ORDER OF AMICUS HORIZON
Sold: £680,000
Guide Price: £475,000+

Lot 85 – 51 Kilburn High Road, Kilburn, London, NW6 5SB
A Freehold mid terrace Building internally arranged to provide a ground floor retail unit subject to a long lease and four upper floors of vacant residential accommodation.
Possible potential for redevelopment subject to all necessary consents being obtained.
BY ORDER OF THE LONDON BOROUGH OF BRENT
Sold: £950,000
Guide Price £350,000+

Lot 190 – 17 Mill Lane, West Hampstead, London, NW6 1NT
A Freehold end of terrace Building presented in shell condition
Potential for sub-division/ reinstatement into a family house subject to obtaining all necessary consents.
ON THE INSTRUCTIONS OF JOINT FIXED CHARGE RECEIVERS
strong>Sold: £795,000
Guide Price £500,000 – £700,000

Lot 194 – Windsor Court, Broad Street, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, CF62 7AP
Freehold Bbuilding internally arranged to provide twenty eight self-contained flats.  Nine flats subject to long leases and nineteen flats vacant.
ON THE INSTRUCTIONS OF JOINT FIXED CHARGE RECEIVERS
Sold: £800,000
Guide Price: £800,000 – £1.1M

Lot 199 – 8 Barkfield Lane, Garswood, Formby, Liverpool, Merseyside, L37 3JN
A substantial Freehold Grade II listed detached House.
BY ORDER OF MORTGAGEES
Sold: £650,000
Guide Price £650,000+

Lot 106 – Former Playing Fields, 139 St Julian s Farm Road, West Norwood, SE27 0RP
A Freehold Site extending to approximately 0.437 Hectares (1.080 Acres).  This lot took over 15 minutes to sell after very strong competition.
BY ORDER OF THE GIRLS’ DAY SCHOOL TRUST
Sold: £360,000
Guide Price £25,000 – £50,000

 


Notes to editor

Allsop is an independent property consultancy with a market-leading reputation for high quality service, integrity and innovation. We are also well known as the UK’s largest and most successful auction house.  Our success is built on over 100 years’ experience in commercial and residential property consultancy and sales.

 

Contact

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