SVA Property Auctions’ Final Auction of 2021


by Donna Hood


November 03, 2021

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SVA Property Auctions, Scotland’s independent property auction company, will host its final auction for the 2021 programme on Wednesday 17th November at 2pm.  It is the fifth auction to be held as a live-streamed event, following the successful format launched last year which has seen director and auctioneer Shaun Vigers at a rostrum, bringing the hammer down, in real time.

The auction follows hot on the heels of the June and September auctions which sold 16 out of 16 lots, a resounding 100% success rate and a total sales revenue of £760,400

Says Shaun Vigers,

“We have had to adapt the way we work over the last year and are grateful to our clients and contractors for bearing with us, and indeed to the many bidders for embracing the live-stream approach to our auction events. There continues to be growth from auction to auction of both registered bidders and attendees and an earlier engagement with the bidder registration process is making the day so much smoother for everyone involved. We have an interesting and disparate portfolio this month, with regular vendors Scottish Water presenting 4 lots and Perth and Kinross Council returning to the live-stream auction for the first time since our inaugural digital day with 6 lots”.

The small but perfectly formed November auction is showcasing 12 lots including two listed properties in Perthshire, in the thriving conservation village of Newton of Pitcairns and the market town of Crieff.  The former school and hall in Newton of Pitcairns comprises two main C-listed buildings – the schoolhouse to the north and the hall to the south – both sitting on a site extending over 0.34 acres. Both buildings are single storey – the schoolhouse block a T-shaped traditional cottage-style building and the hall a rectangular building with pitched slate roofing. The lot is an easily accessible site in an attractive village and offers significant scope for conversion to a residential property. The lot is being guided at £120,000.

The Perth and Kinross Council property in Crieff provides another redevelopment opportunity with the C-listed former refectory building on Commissioner Street offering plenty of scope for a creative use of the space to repurpose it as a residential property. With its light and airy ambience, attractive lancet window and trefoil style window in the gable above the main door, the property has the potential to exchange the rattle of school dinner cutlery for more gracious living. Given the open plan hall feature, the lot could also be retained as a meeting facility for a business or faith group. The guide price has been set for £45,000.

A further lot offered by Perth and Kinross Council and also also located in Crieff is the former depot on School Wynd. Formerly used as a council store the building has a yard or parking area and sits on a well positioned 0.18 acre site to the south of the town centre. With a guide price of £45,000, this is a building which is likely to appeal to local contractors.

A final auction highlight is the rather niche lot at Onich, near the Corran ferry which is being offered by Scottish Water. The 0.46 acre site straddles a burn and includes a concrete weir and intake chambers and pump house for the public water supply which is now redundant. It is likely that investors will take advantage of the weir to create a micro hydro scheme and the guide price of £5 – 10,000 is expected to attract interest.

The first auction of the 2022 programme will take place on Wednesday 23rd February at 2pm and will be a live streamed event.

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For further information, please call Shaun Vigers, SVA Property Auctions on 07979 367393


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