18th January 2021
New catalogue heralds the start of another busy year for SDL Property Auctions
Having kept the property market moving throughout the pandemic with its market-leading live-streamed auctions, SDL Property Auctions is starting the year strong by launching its first auction catalogue of 2021.
The auctioneer achieved huge success in 2020, adapting to the challenges of the coronavirus crisis and becoming the UK’s most successful live-streamed auctioneer. It continues to build on this success in 2021, with the launch of a 188-lot catalogue ahead of its first National Property Auction of the year.
The auction, which takes place on Thursday 28th January, will be live-streamed from the company’s head office auction studio with a live auctioneer and a socially distanced team. Registration is open now for bidding online, on the phone and by proxy.
The new catalogue is packed with a broad range of property types across the length and breadth of the country, including character cottages, Houses in Multiple Occupation, commercial and mixed-use properties, development opportunities and agricultural land.
One of the most versatile lots going under the hammer on 28th January is 35-37 Lansdowne Road in Aylestone, Leicester, which has a *guide price of £175,000+ and requires full modernisation. The two inter-linked properties are loosely arranged as four flats and a four bedroomed house with 10-12 bedrooms, three reception rooms, four kitchens, an integral garage and a large, overgrown garden.
Managing director and auctioneer Andrew Parker said the new owner will have a choice of development options: “This is an extremely flexible property with the potential to become two great family homes, potentially six or seven flats, a large HMO or even to be redeveloped, subject to the relevant planning permissions. It’s a fabulous opportunity.”
Another stand-out lot is a character cottage believed to have been the Butler’s cottage to Rolleston Hall. Cornelyn, 17 Church Road in Rolleston-on-Dove near Burton on Trent is a three double bedroomed detached property dating back to the early 1800s. With its distinctive verandah, twin gables and sash windows, the cottage oozes character and charm. It requires a comprehensive scheme of improvement and upgrading and has a guide price of £195,000+.
Heading north to Scotland, 10 Lomond Street in Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire has an attractive guide price of £55,000+ due to fire damage. Within walking distance of the railway station with a direct route to Glasgow, the property is in a scenic location in a popular year-round tourist destination.
There are plenty of interesting commercial properties, too, including a former community centre in the West Midlands. The Studley Centre in Studley has a guide price of £200,000+ and is believed to be suitable for a number of uses including residential, religious or educational, subject to the necessary permissions. It’s in a prime location, with off-road parking and good transport links, and has a guide price of £200,000+.
Andrew said: “We’re excited to be back in the auction studio with a packed catalogue of great properties to kick off another busy year. While we miss the buzz of the auction room, we believe we have recreated the excitement as closely as possible with our live-streamed auctions which keep the property market moving while keeping our team and clients safe.”