Auction Brochure - February 2022

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Property Auction Wednesday 23rd February 2022 11am The Dyke Golf Club Devil’s Dyke Rd Brighton BN1 8YJ


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A very warm welcome to our February Auction

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A view from the rostrum

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2022 appears to have started how 2021 ended with demand continuing to outweigh supply with high yielding investment properties once again being at the very top of investors wish lists, particularly mixed investments with commercial being retained on the ground floor and residential above. With permitted development rights often allowing upper floor storage to be directly converted into residential with additional storeys to be added on to existing flat roofs, these types of freeholds are proving increasingly hard to find but very easy to sell! Another popular request at the moment is for multiple flats under one freehold title as this provides the owner complete control of the property without a lease prohibiting the use of holiday lets and Airbnb, both of which allow for a much higher income to be received compared to a standard Assured Shorthold Tenancy let. Other benefits here will include the freeholder to be able to insure the property at a competitive premium and decide themselves when repair and maintenance will be required. Indeed one of the property’s in this auction, 53 Highcroft Villas

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Brighton is an excellent example of this with 5 selfcontained flats offering vacant possession able to be used as holiday lets thereby dramatically and significantly increasing income potential. With money in the bank losing its value, property investment of this type provides not only for significant capital growth but an excellent return on investment, something that is likely to continue for some considerable time, substantiated perhaps by the requests we are receiving on a daily basis! If you have a property of any type you would like advice on then please do not hesitate to call or email me.

Simon Caplin ANAVA ANAEA​ Director, Lextons Estate Agents, simoncaplin@lextons.co.uk

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Today’s order of sale Auction Guide

Lot 1 Charity Lot: Flight in a Tiger Moth from Shoreham Airport

£100

Lot 2 Flat 8 Park View, Sydney Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 1DF

SOLD PRIOR

Lot 3 Flat 11 Stirling Court, Wilbury Villas, Hove, BN3 6GS

Lot 4 Forest Barn, Castle Goring, Worthing, BN13 3FD

Lot 5 Flat 2/17 Palmeira Square, Hove, BN3 2JB

Lot 6 Tor Road Peacehaven, BN10 7SU

Lot 7 38 Astra House, Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2HL

£425,000

SOLD PRIOR

£10,000

£275,000 – £300,000

Lot 8 Land to the West of 318 Tarring Road, Worthing, BN11 5BL

£175,000

Lot 9 Oakwood Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 4AT

£20,000

Lot 10 5b Station Road Portslade, BN41 1GA

£375,000

Lot 11 53 Highcroft Villas, Brighton, BN1 5PT

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£120,000 – £130,000

SOLD PRIOR

Lot 12 36 Cliftonville Court, Goldstone Villas, Hove, BN3 3RX

£155,000 – £160,000

Lot 13 104/106 Seaside, Eastbourne, BN22 7QP

£275,000 – £300,000

Lot 14 F3/5 Cavendish Place, Brighton, BN1 2HS

£250,000 – £275,000

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Lot 1 Charity Auction: Flight in a Tiger Moth from Shoreham Airport

Auction Guide

£100

Take to the skies and enjoy a Flight in a Tiger Moth, a vintage 1940 bi-plane used by the RAF to train their pilots during the Second World War. Your Tiger Moth will take off from Shoreham airport with your very own pilot who will provide you with a full introduction and briefing and then allow you to take over the controls! Don’t worry, you wont be expected to take off and land, your pilot will do that for you!

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Lot 2 Flat 8 Park View, Sydney Road Haywards Heath, RH16 1DF

Auction Guide

SOLD PRIOR

A vacant 2 bedroom ground floor flat with structural issues and in need of modernisation and redecoration throughout however benefiting from good size accommodation and separate lock up garage.

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Lot 3

lat 11 Stirling Court F Wilbury Villas, Hove, BN3 6GS

Auction Guide

£120,000 – £130,000 SCAN FOR LEGAL PACK

One bedroom top (second) floor flat in excellent condition currently let to an Assured Shorthold Tenant at a monthly rent of £900 (£10,800 per annum). The property forms part of a purpose built block currently having exterior structural issues however matters are in hand for the remedial work required whilst the asking price has been significantly reduced in order to reflect the contribution that will be due from this flat.

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Lot 4 Forest Barn, Castle Goring Worthing, BN13 3FD

Auction Guide

£425,000 SCAN FOR LEGAL PACK

Delightful older style detached residence with annex in need of modernisation however providing the opportunity to rebuild the annex and integrate into the existing house to make a magnificent family home or demolish the annex completely thereby creating the space to build an additional second detached house on the site (subject to planning and any other necessary consents).

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Lot 5 Flat 2/17 Palmeira Square, Hove, BN3 2JB

Auction Guide

SOLD PRIOR

A wonderful opportunity to purchase this spacious three-bedroom, triple aspect lateral apartment within a Stucco fronted building, located on one of Brighton and Hove's prime addresses, Palmeira Square. The hallway provides access to all rooms, including storage cupboards and the family bathroom. The living room is to the front of the building and boasts detailed coving and views over the well kept communal gardens. Behind the living room is the separate kitchen, which has been beautifully finished with high quality integrated appliances. All three bedrooms are of a good size, the master and second bedroom are especially spacious, and offer plenty of space for storage.

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Lot 6 Tor Road, Peacehaven, BN10 7SU

Auction Guide

£10,000 SCAN FOR LEGAL PACK

Extremely rare opportunity to be able to purchase your very own road & verges situated in Peacehaven just off Downs Walk which in turn is accessed via Telscombe Road. Tenure: Freehold. Please note the plan shown is purely for identification purposes only and must not be relied upon. For full title information please refer to the legal pack. Aerial photo and location plan are for identification purposes only and should not be relied upon. PLEASE NOTE THIS THIS IS NOT A PROPERTY FOR SALE OR ANY TYPE OF DEVELOPMENT LAND.

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Lot 7 38 Astra House, Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2HL

Auction Guide

£275,000 – £300,000 SCAN FOR LEGAL PACK

This stunning two-bedroom apartment is situated within a popular Art Deco block and has it all, having been recently refurbished throughout and with magnificent sea views, there is nothing left to desire. As you enter from the communal areas, the hallway allows access to all rooms. The main reception room is of a good size with space for dining and entertaining, whilst enjoying simply stunning and uninterrupted direct sea views. The kitchen has a range of integrated appliances and has a white modern finish. Also enjoying the breathtaking views is the master bedroom, which has a wall of wardrobes and the second bedroom also has a range of fitted storage. The family bathroom is a white suite and has a separate cloakroom WC next to it.

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Lot 8 Land to the West of 318 Tarring Road, Worthing, BN11 5BL

Auction Guide

£175,000 SCAN FOR LEGAL PACK

Very wide freehold parcel of land with planning permission granted on 1/12/2021 for the erection of a 2-storey, 3 bedroom detached family house with south facing first floor balcony and parking to driveway. The land is situated just to the west of 318 Tarring Road (between West Worthing Station and the footbridge) providing excellent commuter links.

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Lot 9 Oakwood Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 4AT

Auction Guide

£20,000 SCAN FOR LEGAL PACK

Extremely rare opportunity to be able to purchase your very own road & verges situated in Haywards Heath just of Muster Green South which in turn provides access into the town centre. Tenure: Freehold Please note the plan shown is purely for identification purposes only and must not be relied upon. For full title information please refer to the legal pack. Aerial photo and location plan are for identification purposes only and should not be relied upon. PLEASE NOTE THIS THIS IS NOT A PROPERTY FOR SALE OR ANY TYPE OF DEVELOPMENT LAND.

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Lot 10 5b Station Road, Portslade, BN41 1GA

Auction Guide

£375,000 SCAN FOR LEGAL PACK

Exceptional opportunity to purchase a former warehouse/workshop together with a terrace of 3 intercommunicating garages with planning consent for the demolition of the warehouse/workshop/garages and the erection of a 3 storey purpose built block of flats with parking comprising of 2 x 2 bedroom flats, 1 x 1 bedroom flat and 1 x studio flat. The warehouse/workshop is currently set over 2 floors and measures approximately 77 sq m in size whilst together with the 3 garages and parking is considered to provide an extremely rare and sought after opportunity for its continued use if required. Aerial photo for identification purposes only and not to be relied upon.

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Auction Guide

Lot 11 53 Highcroft Villas, Brighton, BN1 5PT

SOLD PRIOR

Extremely rare opportunity to purchase the freehold of this delightful semi detached period building comprising of 5 self contained flat as follows; Ground Floor 2 x studio flats, First floor 2 x studio flats, Second floor 1 x 1 bedroom flat The flats are all vacant and considered to be in good condition and represent an exceptional opportunity for high yielding rental income which can be improved upon even more if utilised as Airbnb as having the freehold to the building will allow for this type of usage. Lower ground floor flat sold off on a long lease for a period of 125 years from December 1987.

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Lot 12 36 Cliftonville Court, Goldstone Villas, Hove, BN3 3RX

Auction Guide

£155,000 – £160,000 SCAN FOR LEGAL PACK

Attractive 2 bedroom 4th floor purpose built flat with residue of 999 year lease and share of freehold ideal as buy to let investment benefiting from fantastic views, passenger lift and wonderful central location close to the city centre and directly opposite Hove Mainline Railway Station offering direct commuter links to London. The building itself is the subject of external repair, however matters are in hand for the remedial work required whilst the asking price has been significantly reduced in order to reflect the contribution that will be due from this flat.

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Auction Guide

Lot 13 104/106 Seaside, Eastbourne, BN22 7QP

£275,000 – £300,000

Mixed freehold with large ground floor commercial unit formerly used as a café and considered suitable for development into residential to the rear (subject to all necessary consents). To the upper floors are 2 HMO rooms, shared Kitchen & shower room, a self-contained studio flat and one bedroom self-contained top floor flat. All parts of the building are vacant save for the top floor flat which is currently tenanted. The property is in need of repair and updating. Situated within a stone’s throw of the town centre and the seafront, both of which offer many facilities such as bars, restaurants, coffee shops as well as The Beacon indoor shopping centre.

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Lot 14 F3/5 Cavendish Place, Brighton, BN1 2HS

Auction Guide

£250,000 – £275,000 SCAN FOR LEGAL PACK

Quite delightful vacant 2 bedroom flat in need of modernisation and redecoration situated on the second floor of this attractive period building with residue of 999 year lease. Without doubt, a particular feature of the flat is the magnificent lounge located to the front of the property and accessed from the entrance hall. There are 2 good size bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom whilst the flat itself provides a wonderful blank canvas as well as the opportunity for significant capital uplift. Situated literally a stones throw from Brighton Seafront, the flat provides access into the heart of the city centre which offers an entire host of shops, bars, restaurants, boutiques and mainline railway station with direct links to London.

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For you at the auction today

Rix and Kay Solicitors It is not often free expert legal advice is readily available whereupon I am delighted to announce that property experts Angela Arnold, Emma Woodward from Rix & Kay, one of Brighton & Hove’s leading firm of solicitors specialising in all aspects of the Law will be joining us at the auction so please do go and see them on the day for any advice you might require or send an email. angelaarnold@rixandkay.co.uk emmawoodward@rixandkay.co.uk

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SALES

SALES

Offers in excess of

£1,100,000

Prime Hove Location

Situated in Rutland Gardens, on a wide tree-lined road in the heart of Hove this exceptional 5 bedroom period property with off road parking stretches out across three light filled storeys and retains a magnificent amount of charm and character. With a coveted location near to highly regarded schools and the independent cafes and stores of Portland Road are just around the corner, and Hove mainline station is less than a mile from your door.

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LET TINGS

LET TINGS

Per month

£2,100

Prestige property to rent

Situated in Sackville Gardens, this is a wonderful opportunity to live by the sea in this gorgeous two bedroom ground floor apartment, which benefits from a large west facing rear garden and plenty of reception space in one of Hove's premier locations. The flat, which offers a wealth of charm and character is considered to be in excellent condition throughout.

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Next Auction Friday 6th May 2022

On Friday 6th May 2022 we are delighted to be able to confirm our next auction will take place at The Dyke Golf Club, Devil’s Dyke Road, Brighton, BN1 8YJ at 11am. From Hastings to Chichester, Brighton & Hove to Mid Sussex and to the top of the M23, our auctioneer really does have the South Coast covered! Do you have a property you are thinking of selling and would like to benefit from the many secure and immediate advantages a sale by auction has to offer? If you do or would simply like some general advice then please contact Simon Caplin 01273 56 77 66 or simoncaplin@lextons.co.uk

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Important Notes For Bidders DON’T FORGET THE FALL OF THE HAMMER CONSTITUTES EXCHANGE OF CONTRACT THESE NOTES ARE INTENDED TO ASSIST PROSPECTIVE BUYERS AND SHOULD BE READ CAREFULLY. THEY ARE NOT HOWEVER, EXHAUSTIVE AND WE WOULD STRONGLY ADVISE YOU TO TAKE PROFESSIONAL ADVICE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BIDDING FOR ANY OF THE LOTS.

PARTICULARS The particulars have been prepared diligently and all reasonable steps have been taken to ensure the they are correct. Neither Lextons nor the seller for whom they are Agents will, however, be under any liability in respect of them. Prospective buyers must satisfy themselves by inspection and enquire as to the correctness of any information. No person within the employment of Lextons has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to any of the lots.

CONDITIONS OF SALE Each property is offered and sold subject to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Common Auction Conditions together with the variations specific to Lextons (4th Edition), variations and the special conditions for each lot. We hold the deposit as Agent for the Vendor except on lots where VAT is applicable. In this situation we would hold the deposit as Stakeholder.

ADDENDUM A separate Addenda or Addendum will be produced, if necessary, to detail any changes to any of the properties or the Conditions of Sale. These will be available at the Auction and prospective buyers are advised to ensure that they have an up to date copy as they will be deemed to have read the Addendum whether they done so or not.

LEGAL DOCUMENTATION Copies of the relevant documents including Office Copy Entries or Epitomes of Title, Leases, Local Authority Searches and other legal documentation is available to download online at https://passport.eigroup.co.uk Prospective buyers are strongly advised to take professional advice prior to bidding as they will be deemed to have made the usual Pre-contract Enquiries.

INSPECTIONS It is essential that you inspect any property in which you are interested as you will be deemed to have done so if you bid. All appointments to view must be made through Lextons; inspections of investment properties are also by courtesy of the tenant(s).

GUIDE PRICES AND RESERVES Generally speaking Guide Prices are provided as an indication of each seller’s minimum expectation. They are not necessarily figures which a property will sell for and may change at any time prior to the auction. Virtually every property will be offered subject to a Reserve (a figure below which the Auctioneer cannot sell the property during the auction) which we expect will be set within the Guide Range or no more than 10% above a single figure Guide.

CONSUMER PROTECTION FROM UNFAIR TRADING REGULATIONS We have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures, fittings or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order or fit for purpose. A Buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor or Surveyor.


Proof Of Identity And Bidder Registration In order to comply with the 4th EU money laundering directive (mld4) we are required as property auctioneers to follow certain procedures. We are required to verify your identity and we are combining this with registration for bidding. We will require you to provide one from each of the following lists for photocopying: LIST A

LIST B

Current Passport

Utility bill dated within the last 3 months

Current UK Photo Driving License

Local Authority/Council Tax Bill (current)

Current Full UK Driving License (old version)

Bank or Building Society statement

Resident Permit issued by the Home Office

Most recent Mortgage Statement (original)

Inland Revenue Tax notification

Confirmation from electoral roll

We may use electronic identification service providers to verify the documents. We are also required to keep records of such identification. All information will be stored securely in accordance with the data protection act

Firearms certificate Self-employed in the construction

industry form C155, C156 or SC60 PROXY BIDDING a) If you are bidding on behalf of another person, we will require that we have either identified them previously, or that we are provided with true certified copies from a solicitor, together with identification for yourself. A further requirement is a letter signed by the buyer authorising you to sign the contract on their behalf. b) If you are bidding on behalf of a company, the above documentation will be required along with a letter of authority from the said company to purchase on its behalf or proof that you are a director of the company (such as a letter from Companies House bearing your name) If you are not a UK resident or for any reason are unable to provide any of this information then we may need to obtain electronic verification of your status. In such instances a small administration charge will be made. If you think that this may be necessary we recommend that you contact us in advance of the auction in order for us to process your details. If we are unable to verify your details then we reserve the right to refuse your bid. Please fill in the form below providing your solicitor’s details in order to fast-track the completion of the sales memorandum should you successfully purchase with us. Please complete this form and return it in person to a member of the auction team with the relevant identification documents. This can be done at: • The auctioneer’s office, 174 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2DJ Monday to Friday 9am-6pm. • At the auction from an hour before until the commencement of the auction. Bidder registration cannot be done after the start of the auction. Bidder Name(s) Company Name if applicable Address

Email Tel: Home Mobile:

Business:

Solicitor inc Address

ID PROVIDED: List A

List B

Proxy Bidder Signature(s)

Date

Registered bidders will be provided with bidding paddles on the day of the auction. Please return them to us once the auction is finished. The auctioneer reserves the right to refuse your bid if you do not have a bidding paddle.


Authorisation For Bidding By Proxy Or By Telephone (By Prior Appointment Only)

Please select method of bidding:

Proxy

Telephone

I/We hereby instruct and authorise Lextons to bid on my/our behalf in accordance with the terms and conditions and I understand that if my bid is successful, the offer will be binding upon this company/me. Lextons will act as my agent to bid on my behalf if required, taking my instructions in this respect on the telephone when the relevant lot is being sold at the Auction. I/We authorise you to record such bidding and instructions in order to avoid any doubts or disputes. I confirm I have carefully read and understand the Special Conditions of Sale for the property concerned. Date of Auction:

Lot Number:

Address of Lot: Post Code

Maximum Bid Price (Proxy Bids Only): (in words)

Pounds

I attach my deposit cheque for 10% of my proxy bid or in the case of a telephone bid, 10% of the maximum guide price, subject to a minimum fee of £2,000 plus the documentation fee as detailed within the legal pack. I also enclose copies of documents confirming my identity giving evidence of my address. Or I enclose copies of documents confirming my identity giving evidence of my address and have made the above payments by bank transfer directly into Lextons Client Account via the account details as provided.

Deposit cheque in the amount of £

or proof of payment via bank transfer in the amount of £

enclosed.

PROSPECTIVE PURCHASER DETAILS Full Name(s)/Company Address Post Code Telephone Home/Business/Mobile

Email

Solicitors Post Code FAO

Telephone

Email Signature of Prospective Purchaser/Person signing on Purchaser’s behalf: Name in BLOCK CAPITALS Full Name & Address of Signatory (if different from details given above) :

Date: If my bid is successful, I further authorise the auctioneer to sign the Memorandum of Sale on my behalf, and as such, I recognise that I will then be the fully bound purchaser of the property referred to above and must complete the purchase of the property within the time specified in the Special Conditions of Sale.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR BIDDING BY PROXY OR BY TELEPHONE The Form: This form must be fully completed and signed/dated by the prospective purchaser and delivered to our offices no less than 24 hours prior to the day of the auction together with the appropriate payment. Proxy Bid: The auctioneer or his staff will compete in bidding up to the maximum of the authorised proxy bid. If successful, the purchaser will be informed as soon as is practicable. Telephone Bid: A member of the Auctioneer’s staff will attempt to contact the bidder by telephone prior to the lot concerned being offered for sale. If contact is made then the bidder may compete in the bidding through the Auctioneer’s staff. The bidder accepts that they are unable to participate in the auction if it is impossible to obtain telephone contact or the line breaks down. The Deposit: The form must be accompanied by a deposit payment. a) For Proxy Bids 10% of your bid or minimum £2,000 plus our documentation fee as detailed within the legal pack b) For Telephone Bids 10% of the maximum guide price or minimum of £2,000 plus our documentation fee as detailed within the legal pack. Payment can be made by cheque (business or personal) drawn on a UK bank only made payable to Lextons, bank/building society draft or bank transfer. With proxy bids, if the property is purchased at a figure less than the amount of the bid, the payment will be used in full as a deposit. If, with a telephone bid, the purchase price is higher that the guide price, then a balancing amount will be required from the purchaser to make up the deposit to the required figure. If the purchase price is less than the guide price, then the payment will be used in full as a deposit. In the event the bidder is unsuccessful the full amount of the deposit will be returned/refunded. Proof of Identity: To adhere with the 5th EU Money Laundering Directive (MLD5)

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Memorandum of sale Date: Lot Number/Address of Property

Name & Address of SELLER

Name & Address of BUYER

Name & Address of SELLER’S SOLICITOR

Name & Address of BUYER’S SOLICITOR

Price (in words, excluding any VAT)

Deposit Paid

Balance due upon completion

The seller agrees to sell and the buyer agrees to buy the lot for the price. This agreement is subject to the conditions so far as they apply to the lot/property. I/we the above named buyer/s hereby acknowledge that I/we have today purchased the property described above and in the attached particulars and have paid to Lextons Property Auctions the above mentioned deposit in part payment of the above mentioned purchase price. It is acknowledged and warranted that I, as the person who bid for the lot and have signed this agreement if not the buyer/s named above, have full authority to act on behalf of the buyer/s. I/we have read, understood and agree to the General and Special Conditions of Sale, any addenda and the notes for bidders. Signed by seller

Date

Signed by buyer

Date

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Next Auction Friday 6th May 2022

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