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Property going, going, gone under the digital hammer

PROPERTY in Gosport has gone under the auctioneer’s digital hammer, with two lots sold from the area in an recent event held online earlier this month.

Three local lots were among a total of 163 across the Southern England region that were listed by Clive Emson Auctioneers, the regional land and property auctioneers and a member of Portsmouth Property Association.

Mike Marchant, a senior auction appraiser with the firm, which has its regional office at Whiteley, said when : “There was a good range of properties which sparked keen bidding interest, with two in Gosport sold.”

Currently let at £9,000 per annum, a two-bedroom flat at 10C, 9-11 High Street, Gosport, on a 999-year lease at a peppercorn ground rent, went for a total cost of £85,000.

A vacant lock-up garage at Headley Close, Lee-on-the-Solent, was acquired freehold for £17,000, nearly double the original guide price.

A lot has also been made re-available: a fire-damaged, long-derelict former care facility called Anglesey Lodge in Anglesey Road, Alverstoke. Based on approximately 1.6 acres of land, it was guided freehold at £995,000.

The next online auction by Clive Emson Auctioneers – the seventh of eight this year – ends later this year on November 2 (Wednesday). Lot entries close three weeks earlier on October 10 (Monday), with the catalogue available from four days later on October 14 (Friday).

PICTURED: The Gosport High Street flat that was snapped up for £85,000