Private investor & auctions

News and features covering property auctions and private investors

Allsop RentCheck

Allsop finds 59% of landlords charge below-market rents


More than half of private landlords are letting residential properties at below-market rents to keep tenants, according to a report by Allsop and research consultancy BDRC.

SDL Auctions cottage

SDL Graham Penny achieves unusually high success rate


Leicester branch achieves 88% success rate, but £2.4m raised is 40% down on August 2017 auction result.

LeiAug_Ivydene Front

Harman Healy raises £3m from sale of 19 lots at latest auction


London-based auctioneer Harman Healy sold 19 of the 29 lots on offer at its sale on 9 August, raising £3m and achieving a 66% success rate.

Lot 34

Savills blames poor result on current economic conditions


Latest national auction raises £21m from 97-lot catalogue – £9.5m less than equivalent sale last year

Lot50 Maidenhead

Barnard Marcus £19m auction total slightly down on last year


Barnard Marcus raised £19m at its sixth auction of the year on 30 July, selling 112 lots of the 194 offered – a 58% success rate.


Resi auctioneers’ July sales markedly down year on year


Allsop sale raises £37m compared with £52m last year, while Auction House achieves half of July 2017 total.

Barnett Ross Norwood

Residential sales drag on Barnett Ross and Strettons results


Barnett Ross sold 36 lots of the 40 offered at its 17 July sale, reflecting a 90% success rate and raising £9.8m.

Lord Fink_British Pearl_Chris McAndrew

Hedge fund pioneer Lord Fink invests in proptech platform British Pearl


Prominent peer Lord Stanley Fink, often described as the “godfather of the hedge fund industry”, has invested £7m in proptech investment platform British Pearl.

KFC Wolverhampton

Acuitus has best sale of year so far but is down on 2017


Auction house raises £37.3m from July sale compared with £52.4m last year and blames slump on retail woes.

Anti-money laundering

Uncertainty surrounds anti-money laundering regulations


Almost one year on from the new AML directive coming into force, how have auctioneers have interpreted the rules.

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