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Clive Emson Auctioneers

Clive Emson Auctioneers

Clive Emson Auctioneers was founded in 1989 to supply a high profile auctioneering facility to corporate and independent estate agents, private clients and statutory bodies. Purchase or Sell land and property with one of the UKs leading property auctioneers.
News & Posts
Records are Made to be Broken!
Previously, during my 25 years in the auction profession, I had only sold two Lots that had passed the million-pound mark. 
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Making the Most of our Outside Space!
Some of you may remember a previous blog titled ‘Building an Extension with the use of Permitted Development’
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Residential Ground Rents – Good Grief – What are They?
Those interested in property will have no doubt come across the phrase ‘Ground Rents’ and these feature regularly in our auctions.
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December Auction Highlights
As 2021 draws to a chilly close, we’re hoping to heat things up with our dazzling December auction. 
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Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall of the Gavel
As the leaves fall and the cold nights draw in, we look towards new beginnings, resolutions and a fresh start come January.
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Net Zero Carbon and the Impact on Energy Performance Certificates
As part of the wider ambition to meet the ‘net-zero-carbon’ challenge by 2050, the Government have been set a target to attain a C rating on Energy Performance Certificates by 2035.
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December Auction Catalogue Out Now!
Bidding Live from Monday 13th December, ending from 11am on Wednesday 15th December
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A Roundup of Our September Auctions
It’s time for another look back at a month of excitement for buyers and sellers with our September auction roundup!
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Chelmsford, the Capital of England (Once Upon a Time)
A little-known fact that the Essex city of Chelmsford was once the Capital of England, but only for a fleeting moment from the 1st to 6th July 1381.
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Diversity in the Folkestone Area
This months Folkestone lots are a wide and varied as you could imagine.  
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September Auction
Land or property to sell?
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Development Site For Sale in Kingsbridge, Devon
A unique semi-detached house located at the end of a coastal path benefitting from exceptional uninterrupted westerly sea views across three balconies.
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The July Auction Lots are available to view NOW!
Bidding is live from Monday 26th July with the auction ending from 11am on Wednesday 28th July
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INVESTMENTS – Living off the ‘flats’ of the land
There are some who derive their living through rental investments, some in commercial premises, some in garages and many who invest in residential properties
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June Auction - Wednesday 16th June 2021
Wednesday 16th June 2021, 11:00 AM
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MAY the Force Be With You
If somebody had said to me just two years ago that property auction industry would be selling lots purely online, I would have been cynical 
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Extending Using Permitted Development
Auction buyers consist generally of five main types; investors, developers, builders, ‘DIYers’ and one-off buyers. The investment buyers are looking for a return on their investment whilst developers are looking for projects with planning.
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May Auction - Lots Available
The Lots for our May auction are now available to view in our online catalogue
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An ‘Eggcellent’ Time for a Recap
With the conclusion of our second auction of 2021 and with Easter only days away, it seems an ‘eggcellent’ time to recap on the first quarter of the year.
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To Bid Or Not to Bid - That is the Question
Without words, writing and sentences the world would be a very different place. It has witnessed many great writers over the years and this week (15-21 March) is William Shakespeare Week
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Ventnor, Isle of Wight Property at Upcoming Auction
We have a fantastic selection of land and property lots available in our upcoming March auction including this house for improvement with stunning sea views in Ventnor, Isle of Wight
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March Online Auction
We are currently inviting entries for our upcoming March online auction
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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
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Auction Live on 8 February
Bidding will be live for our Feb auction in one week (8 Feb)
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Upcoming February Auction
Have you had a look at the Lots available in our upcoming February auction yet?   
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Positive Start to 2021
We are about to embark on our first marketing campaign of 2021 with a new selection of auction lots published on our website on Friday night
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How Do You Buy a Repossessed Home?
Buying a home can be an exciting experience but it can also be a difficult one. There is the question of location, price, as well as the type of home are you looking for. Is it a new or old build?
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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.
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December Online Auction Highlights
It’s hard to believe that we’ve arrived at the final auction of 2020, and what a year it’s been! 
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Bidders could get ‘United’ with Church Lot
The attractive former United Reform Church is Robertsbidge, East Sussex is being offered with planning permission and Listed building consent to convert into a dwelling
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December Online Auction - Inviting Entrees
Do you have land or property you'd like to sell? Contact us now and enter your lot into our last auction of 2020 (closing date 24th November)
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September Auction Roundup
September proved another successful auction month for us here at Clive Emson, with £19 million generated in sales for all of those that put their properties or land up for sale. 
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Only One Week Until Bidding is Live
There's one week left until bidding is live for our November online auction. 
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Last Call For Entries For Our November Auction
Last call for entries for our November auction - Closing 13th October. 
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Its Time For Our Penultimate Auction of 2020!
Contact us to arrange an auction appraisal and enter your land or property into our November Auction. 
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Online Auction: A Lot That Looks to the Future
Situated almost opposite the High Speed and mainline railway station of Dover Priory, Kent  
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Get Onboard with Coastal Lot - Dymchurch, Kent
The Old Boathouse in Dymchurch nestles on The Promenade/Sea Wall and has, quite simply, stunning views 
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July Auction Highlights
July marks our fourth month of online auctions and with a total of 130 lots to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to securing your next exciting land or property venture.   
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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. 
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June Auction Highlights
With Summer just around the corner, could June be the perfect month for you to get involved in our online auctionsand secure yourself your next exciting piece of property or land development?
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How to Prepare for Your First Online Auction
The Coronavirus pandemic has meant changes for businesses up and down the country, and that includes us here at Clive Emson Auctioneers.
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Clive Emson Plans its Biggest Online Auction Yet - 6th May 2020
Clive Emson will hold its biggest online auction to date on 6 May, in response to the pandemic lockdown. The regional auctioneer will offer 64 lots, covering southern England, the West Midlands and South Wales.
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Clive Emson makes online only auction switch
Clive Emson has become the latest auctioneer to announce it will not be inviting members of the public to its March auction. Remote bidding only. 
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6 Ways to Make Your Property More Eco-Friendly
You may be looking for a property to do up or have already got a home in need of renovating. Either way, there are several steps you can take, both large and small, in making your property more eco-friendly, let’s take a look at some of those here… 
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Traditional Auction vs Online Auction: which is best for you?
Here at Clive Emson Auctioneers, we offer both live auctions and online auctions, deciding which is better for you comes down to several factors, so let’s take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of each auction type to help you decide on your plan of action.
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Anyone for tea? Check out The Cafe at The Oaks
I can remember, when there was a family crisis, my Nan saying everything will be alright after a cuppa! So she would pour boiling water into a teapot, swirl it round and discard.
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December Auction Highlights
It is our last auction events of the year and we are saying goodbye to 2019 with a bang! We will be auctioning over 100 lots over five days. Here are the dates for your diary and some of our chosen December auctions highlights:
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Auction date set for Kent & SE London Office 10th Feb 2020
Clive Emson Auctioneers run high-profile specialist land and property auctions across the country, in some of the most popular UK locations. Therefore, we have offices across the country – each placed to best serve the local area quickly and efficiently. 
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October Auction Highlights
Our five auctions at the end of October and into November promise to be crackers with a whole host of superb properties and land going under the hammer. We’ve picked out three of the highlights from the upcoming events…
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Clive Emson invite entries for the penultimate auction of 2019
We are now inviting entries for the October/November auction. If you would like to arrange an auction appraisal please contact us on 0345 8500333 or complete our online form. The closing date for entries is Monday 30th September.
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September Auctions Highlights
Here at Clive Emson Auctioneers, we often get properties that don’t match the norm, but these are usually on land, not this time! At our Hampshire and Isle of Wight auction on 13 September a Napoleonic Fort will be going to auction, yes you read that correctly, a Napoleonic Fort constructed in the 1860s will be going under the hammer.  
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July Auctions – Commercial Property Highlights
Here at Clive Emson, we auction all types of properties and land, from converted barns to urban apartments, blocks of garages to acres of woodland. One particular area we specialise in is commercial properties and we’ve got some absolute gems at our July auctions, here we’ve picked out three highlights!    
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Education, Education, Education!
Its often said that the English language is all about learning you’re A, B & C’s, whilst minding your P’s & Q’s! Auctioneer Kevin Gilbert has progressed a little further putting various letters together to form some of his favourite words…’going, going, gone!’. The sellers of the former St Christopher’s School in Canterbury are hoping to hear those mortal words for themselves
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Celebrities abound at last weeks charity auctions
The last two days of last week were rather glowing with stardust in one way or another.  On Thursday afternoon I drove to Birmingham Town Hall for a Charity Auction as part of a glittering Gala Dinner on behalf of Baby Lifeline – The Mother and Baby Charity.  The seasoned Radio and TV broadcaster Nick Owen hosted the event with Guest Speaker.
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June Auctions Update
It’s been another great month for buyers and sellers at our auctions across the South East. There were many big sales at our five auctions, here we highlight a few from our Kent and South East London auction that took place at the Clive Emson Conference Centre in Maidstone on 12 June…
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Clive Emson Receives MBE!
We are delighted to receive the news that our chairman and auctioneer Clive Emson has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s birthday honours list.
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Always look on the bright cider of life!
A new lease of life could be on the cards for The Cider Works (formerly known as The High & Dry) which is situated on the west side of Sandwich Road (A256) close to the junction with Kennel Hill between Eastry and Whitfield
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Clive Emson wins Outstanding award
Clive Emson became a face on TV screens for growing his auctioneering firm into the fourth largest in the UK. Based in Maidstone, this year Clive Emson Auctioneers has already sold £65 million worth of properties, with a success rate of 85%.
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