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07-Jan-22

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Comment: The future of auctions can't be based on nostalgia

Auctioneer Andrew Brown discusses the future of auctions – the format they will take when Covid circumstances permit – whether this is ballroom, virtual or a hybrid approach, must be determined by what is right for our clients.

Property Week

09-Dec-21

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Auctioneers highlight the key trends from a roller coaster year

Six experts discuss the challenges to the market in 2021 and its resilience in the face of the Covid pandemic. 

Property Week

04-Nov-21

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East London homes exceed guide prices at Strettons' October auction

A slew of east London properties sold for above guide prices at Strettons' latest auction.

Mortgage Strategy

6-Oct-21

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Strettons hires veteran Salata as receivership consultant

The property advisor says the veteran the chartered surveyor will bring “his wealth of commercial real estate expertise in restructuring, dispute resolution and receiverships” to the unit, led by Strettons director Paul Joseph.

Property Investor Today

24-Sep-21

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Auction roundup – a bumper September to wrap up the summer

A prominent development site in Northampton town centre sold for £1.64 million at Strettons’ September sale.

Property Investor Today

17-Sep-21

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Auction houses – are they returning to in-room now that society's reopened?

"Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to return to the room will have to be based on what is best for our clients." - Andrew Brown, Director of Auctions

Property Investor Today

30-Jul-21

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Auction roundup – from public toilets to historic wineries

Strettons raised £12 million at its July 15 auction and achieved a 90% success rate.

Property Week

20-Jul-21

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JC Decaux billboard land sold at Strettons July sale

Land plots that were previously billboard advertising locations sold for well above their guide prices at Strettons latest sale, due to the variety of options for redevelopment.

Bridging and Commercial

13-Jul-21

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FIBA and ASTL add new members to panels

The ASTL has added Strettons as an associate member to its panel.

Mortgage Solutions

13-Jul-21

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Property adviser firm Strettons joins ASTL

ASTL’s chief executive Vic Jannels said: “Our growing membership reflects the increasing number of like-minded businesses that want to demonstrate a commitment to high standards and focus on the end customer.

Property Investor Today

9-Jul-21

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Auction roundup – a slice of Pye, quaint cottages and July sales

Commenting on the upcoming sale, Strettons director and auctioneer Andrew Brown says: “We have achieved over £100 million in sales in the past twelve months, the first time since 2007.”

Property Week

29-Jun-21

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Strettons ‘hopeful’ for auctions appetite as stamp duty holiday ends

Strettons auctioneer Andrew Brown has said he is hopeful the auctions market will return to the robustness it showed before the stamp duty holiday was introduced last year.

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24-Jun-21

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Waltham Forest Council Buys Key Walthamstow Mixed-Use Opportunity and Former Strettons HQ

Gateway Offices Site Next to Walthamstow Underground Station Will Be Redeveloped as Hotel, Offices, Restaurants and Homes

Property Week

8-Jun-21

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Strettons surpasses £100m following May auction

Strettons has raised more than £100m in sales over the past 12 months while maintaining an average success rate of 91%.

EGI

27-May-21

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Strettons bolsters investment advisory

Strettons has hired Rapleys investment partner Jonny Doulton to help build its investment advisory division.

SHD Logistics

21-May-21

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Reynolds closes sale and leaseback deal

Food service distributor Reynolds has sold its M25 warehouse for £43.8 million, in return for a commitment to stay put in the building for another 23 years and regular rent risers of 2-4%.

Property Investor Today

19-May-21

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Insight – will auction houses be returning to traditional in-room auctions?

When asked about whether in-room auctions will return when allowed, Andrew Brown, director of auctions at Strettons, said: “I think it is probably a little too early to make this decision yet. Ultimately, this decision will have to be client-led.”

EGI

19-May-21

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LondonMetric snaps up Reynolds warehouse

LondonMetric has bought a 115,000 sq ft urban logistics warehouse in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, let to foodservice business Reynolds. The property was bought for £43.8m through a sale-and-leaseback deal, at a 3.5% net initial yield.

Property Week

18-May-21

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Strettons announces six promotions

Strettons has promoted six employees across the business as it celebrates its 90th anniversary.

Property Week

14-May-21

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Auction life before and after Covid-19

Property Week assembled some of the UK’s leading auctioneers to talk about the challenges and opportunities created by the Covid pandemic – and how soon we will see the return of ballroom sales

Property Week

8-Apr-21

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Q&A: Strettons’ Andrew Brown on the future of the ballroom

The director and auctioneer reflects on a year of remote bidding and what the future holds for the market

Bridging and Commercial

12-Mar-21

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Strettons launches new commercial property sales strategy

Strettons has introduced a bespoke strategy for commercial property sales called Twin-Track, offering vendors an integrated approach for the sale of their properties.

Property Investor Today

26-Feb-21

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Auction roundup – record results and the cure for stamp duty

Strettons’ 2021 auction calendar is off to a strong start, with the company raising £11.7 million and selling 83% of the properties offered in its February sale.

EGI

19-Feb-21

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Listed properties sell well at Strettons’ first 2021 sale

Strettons raised £11.7m at its first sale of the year, selling 83% of the properties offered.

Daily Mail (This is Money)

16-Feb-21

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I bought a house from my sofa': Welcome to the brave world of online property auctions, where buyers still have a chance to avoid stamp duty...

Since the start of the pandemic, property auctions have been going online. The quick exchanges they offer are luring buyers keen to avoid stamp duty.

EGI

4-Feb-21

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Strettons publishes bumper February catalogue

Strettons has launched the catalogue for its upcoming 17 February auction, featuring 49 properties from across the UK.

Property Week

4-Feb-21

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Strettons eyes buyers looking for lots of redevelopment potential

Properties offering redevelopment opportunities are expected to be the star performers at Strettons’ next auction, on 17 February.

Property Investor Today

13-Nov-20

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Auction Roundup – the guaranteed success of auctions

October was a successful month for Strettons, which raised £11.7 million and sold 91% of the properties offered.

Property Week

9-Nov-20

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Strettons raised more than £11.7m at its October online auction

Strettons raised £11.7m at its 29 October auction after selling 40-lots from a 41-lot catalogue, achieving an 98% success rate.

The Telegraph

4-Nov-20

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How to buy or sell your home as quickly as possible before the stamp duty deadline

325,000 will miss out on tax savings of up to £15,000 because they won't transact before March 31 – here's how not to be one of them.

The Telegraph

2-Nov-20

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The Ultimate buy-to-let practical guide

Learn where to invest in property, how to find a bargain, and the costs you need to factor in.

Property Week

8-Oct-20

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Auctions are now at the cutting edge

Covid-19 restrictions on ballroom sales have fuelled a tech boom in the sector.

The Telegraph

4-Oct-20

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Landlords call the peak of the buy-to-let market and cash in while they still can

Record house prices amid economic crisis and a threat of tax rises have spurred buy-to-let investors to flee.

Property Week

17-Sep-20

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Strettons raises £16m at September livestream sale

Strettons sold 40 out of 48 lots at its 16 September live-streamed sale, achieving an 84% success rate.

Estate Agent Today

15-Sep-20

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Auction PropTech startup aims to streamline legal process for buyers

A new PropTech startup is giving prospective buyers the opportunity to receive due diligence at a fraction of the time and cost of hiring a solicitor.

The Telegraph

13-Sep-20

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Eviction Ban Comment

Landlords are selling up and one 78-year-old widow is in a desperate situation while tenants face extreme arrears as the pandemic bites.

The Times

11-Sep-20

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How to buy at an online auction

Our expert advice for securing a home under the hammer, from bidding to finance.

Property Week

27-Aug-20

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Online will remain key even when ballroom sales return

Auctioneers predict that online and remote bidding will continue to play a prominent role in the post-Covid world.

CoStar

28-Jul-20

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Regal London Mandates Strettons on Shoreditch Exchange Retail and Leisure

Strettons are marketing 40,000 sq ft of ground floor retail and leisure; WeWork occupies most of the 120,000 sq ft of offices at the scheme

Wired

27-Jul-20

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How London’s Silicon Roundabout dream turned into a nightmare

Politicians thought they could create a new Silicon Valley in London’s East End. But they ended up making things bigger, not better

EGI

17-Jul-20

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Strettons’ success continues as stamp duty cut encourages buyers

The cut in stamp duty appeared to encourage buyers at the latest Strettons sale, which raised £11.3m. The live-streamed sale on 14 July saw 36 of 40 lots find buyers, a 90% success rate.

Property Week

16-Jul-20

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Stamford Hill house was star at Stretton’s £11.3m July auction

Strettons raised a total of £11.3m at its online July auction, selling 90% of its 40-lot commercial and residential catalogue.

Bridging and Commercial

8-Jul-20

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Strettons boosts receivership service to lenders

Over the past 12 months, Strettons has expanded its receivership department with four new hires and an internal promotion, following growing demand.

BBC News

2-Jul-20

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Colchester Roman wall to go on sale at auction

A Roman wall, thought to be the earliest stone-built defence structure in England, is going on sale at auction. A spokesman for auctioneer Strettons said the guide price was between £4,500 and £5,000.

EGI

1-Jun-20

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City retail investment leads Strettons’ May auction

A mixed retail and residential investment on City Road, EC1, sold for £1.3m above guide at Strettons’ May sale.

Property Week

29-May-20

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Strettons sells 92% of its catalogue at May auction

Strettons raised a total of £8.3m at its auction this week, achieving a 92% success rate.

Daily Mail (This is Money)

23-May-20

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Covid-19 Retail Trends - Comments from Chris Collins

Grocers and butchers return to our high streets: New trend as Co-op and Post Office back our £5m boost for small firms.

Property Week

15-May-20

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Homes Under the virtual hammer

Covid-19 has driven the auction market online. Property Week examines the new normal and asks if we will ever get back to the ballroom.

CoStar

07-May-20

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Strettons promotes trio

Sharon Brandelli and Britt Clark have been promoted to Directors and Aasia Pathan becomes Associate Director

Bridging and Commercial

23-Apr-20

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Steps Lenders Can Take During Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a testing time for the property and lending industry.

Property Week

17-Apr-20

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UK auctioneers go remote as the Covid-19 lockdown continues

Allsop, Barnard Marcus, Strettons and Savills were forced to switch from their planned ballroom sales due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Property Week

18-Mar-20

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Big Firms Axe Ballroom Sales and Move Auctions Online

The UK’s largest auction houses have axed their forthcoming ballroom auctions in light of the government’s ban on public gatherings in the face of Covid-19, instead holding their sales online.

Property Week

28-Feb-20

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Strettons' total at first auction of 2020

Auction house raises total of £6.4m and sells 31 lots offered, with further post-event sales are expected which will increase Strettons' overall total.