Ambitious investors to flock to restore impressive former church

10th August 2020

A former church in Cumbria is set to be transformed and repurposed when it is sold by auction later this month. Experts at SDL Auctions, which is selling the property, believe the former Methodist Church on Lowther Street in Whitehaven,…

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Investor interest expected as former bank goes under the hammer

10th August 2020

The former Barclays bank in Ripley is to go under the hammer, with auctioneers expecting investors to show a great deal of interest. The three-storey 1 High Street in Ripley, which is being sold by SDL Auctions with a *guide…

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Unique WW2 Control tower is ripe for a Grand Design

10th August 2020

If you’re looking for a unique property for a Grand Designs-style conversion, then a former RAF control tower near Newark could be the answer. Control Tower Farm, North Scarle Road in Wigsley is a three-storey property in large grounds in…

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This is what you need to know before renovating a property

7th August 2020

Continuing our series of blogs highlighting property problems, Nottingham valuer Laura Wiles takes a look at some of the challenges of refurbishing a property. Refurbishing a property can be incredibly satisfying, both from the sense of achievement it can provide…

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Cop a look inside these arresting homes in a former police station

4th August 2020

To TV soap fans, 2 Coronation Street is better known as Audrey Roberts’ hair salon, but in Ince, near Wigan, it’s a former police station which has been converted into an arresting ground-floor apartment. Part of the same building is…

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What to do if you find Japanese knotweed on your property

4th August 2020

Robert Stone, head of auctions East Midlands continues our series of blogs highlighting property problems by taking a look at the tangled issue of Japanese knotweed. Japanese knotweed: two words that strike fear into any property owner’s heart – and…

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How to sell your property by auction

3rd August 2020

There are several reasons you may wish to sell your property by auction. Whether you’re looking for a quick sale, a transparent process, genuine buyers with a secure means of sale – the list goes on and you’ll find it…

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SDL Auctions helps buyers save £74k and sellers pocket £20.7m in one month

3rd August 2020

Following its seventh lockdown auction, SDL Auctions has retained its position as the UK’s most successful live-streamed auctioneer and helped its buyers save more than £74,000 in stamp duty tax. In July alone the company has raised £20.7 million in…

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The financial and human costs of ignoring a damp problem in your property

29th July 2020

Continuing our series of blogs highlighting property problems, West Midlands valuer Neal Hume examines the issues of damp, along with the implications for you, your investment and your tenant. One of the most common property maintenance issues for landlords is…

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Statement regarding Coronavirus and our auctions

29th July 2020

Andrew Parker, Managing Director and Auctioneer at SDL Auctions, July 2020 Following the success of our live-streamed National Property Auctions, we have now decided to continue with this format holding monthly auctions on the last Thursday of each month. You…

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Would you like to feature on BBC’s Homes under the Hammer?

28th July 2020

One of BBC One’s most loved daytime property shows is looking for successful auction purchasers to appear on the programme.   If you have your eye on that dream home, are looking to renovate a property to sell on, or…

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No half measures as two pubs go under the hammer

24th July 2020

It’s happy hour for investors seeking a pub to purchase, as they have the choice of hostelries in the West Midlands and Wales when they go under the hammer this month. SDL Auctions is making it a double on Thursday…

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