City council nets £2 million as May’s Bond Wolfe Auction raises over £25.5 million

Bond Wolfe’s May auction recorded successful sales for sellers across the UK with over £25.5 million raised.

The auction saw the hammer fall on properties from across the whole of the Midlands and across the UK from Wiltshire to County Durham.

Auctioneers Graham Carter and James Mattin offered 185 lots, selling 163 for an industry-leading success rate of 89%.

Gurpreet Bassi, chief executive of Bond Wolfe, said: “Our May auction, the third of seven we will livestream this year, saw competitive bidding, not least for the Birmingham City Council lots we were pleased to be able to offer.”

Bond Wolfe successfully sold eight out of nine Birmingham City Council lots offered on the day, with two withdrawn prior to auction, raising circa £2 million.

They included land and premises at 86 Hospital Street and Buckingham Street, Birmingham, which sold for £610,000, having been offered with a guide price* of £125,000+.

Similar success was recorded for an irregularly-shaped plot of land fronting Great Barr Street which achieved £402,000 from a guide price of £250,000+.

The pace was set for the auction with the first lot of the day, offered on behalf of Birmingham City Council, which saw land and a building on Coventry Road, Solihull, sold for £176,000 from a guide price of £50,000+.

One of the best sales recorded did not reach the auction room, with Jervis Court, a development of 39 self-contained flats in Dog Kennel Lane, Walsall, selling for £1.550 million from a guide price of £910,000+.

Other highlights included 17 Jacey Road, a three bedroom, semi-detached house in Shirley, Solihull, which sold for £280,000 from a guide price of £195,000+.

Over in Walsall, a three bedroom, end terraced house at 36 Broadway West, which was offered with a guide price of £110,000+, sold for £177,000.

A three bedroom, semi-detached home at 633 Bristol Road South, Northfield, Birmingham, sold for £225,000 from a guide price of £185,000+.

In the East Midlands, 86 Nottingham Road, Nottingham, a four bedroom, mid-terraced house offered with a guide price of £110,000+, sold for £186,000.

Another great result came with the sale of 35 Heathfield Road in Handsworth, Birmingham, which is a Grade II listed three bedroom cottage. Offered with a guide price of £150,000+, it sold for £207,000.

Equally popular was 4 Edward Avenue, Aldridge, a two bedroom, semi-detached property offered with a guide price of £95,000+, which sold for £164,000.

And 55a Wednesbury Road, Walsall, a two bedroom, semi-detached house, offered with a guide price of £85,000+, sold for £151,000.

In the marketing run-up to the auction during April and May, potential bidders watched 132,149 video tours and 689,146 website page views were recorded.

And interested parties downloaded 37,144 legal documents.

Gurpreet Bassi added: “Another outstanding result from our May auction sets us up to welcome buyers and sellers to our next auction on Thursday 11 July.”

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Suzanne Randell, Operations Director,

Bond Wolfe, 1st Floor, 75/77 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2AP

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Editors’ notes:

Bond Wolfe, now in its 41st year, has a record breaking and award-winning team with over 500 years of combined property experience. Bond Wolfe is a multi-disciplined property business specialising in property auctions and property agency. They sell all types of residential, commercial and mixed-use property, investments and land/development sites for private individuals and corporate clients. They will hold seven auctions in 2024, the remaining ones on 11 July, 12 September, 24 October and 12 December as well as offering online auctions, selling properties nationally across the UK.