Property auction: Former Portsmouth pub converted into flats sells for £751,000

A FORMER pub in Portsmouth which has been converted into flats has sold at auction.

Monday, 9th May 2022, 9:28 am

Originally known as The Still, the site at Quinnell Court, on Kent Street, has been bought for £751,000.

The property, containing nine flats, was among 112 lots listed across southern England by Clive Emson Auctioneers.

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Formally known as The Still, the lot of flats at Quinnell Court, on Kent Road, sold at auction for £751,000. Picture: Clive Emson Auctioneers.

Rob Marchant, the firm’s Hampshire auctioneer, said: ‘We anticipated keen interest, given that the gross rental yield at a purchase price of £751,000 equates to a decent return of just under 6.8 per cent, and this proved to be the case.

Inflation is at 7 per cent, and with double-digit figures forecast by the end of the year, savings money is losing value – and property investors with cash are making it work hard for better returns through buying bricks and mortar.’

In total, the flats, which include one-bedroom and studio properties, generates £51,000 in rent a year.

Mr Marchant added: ‘This freehold former public house, which was called the Still, is close to the main campus buildings at the city university and comprises nine self-contained flats – a mix of studio and one-bedroom units.’

These garages, on Wordsworth Avenue, sold at auction for £21,505. Picture: Clive Emson Auctioneers.

Other lots which went under the hammer include two dilapidated garages, in Wordsworth Avenue.

It attracted major interest, with the lot selling for £21,505 after 27 bids.

The auctioneers set a guide price of between £8,000 and £9,000.

A two-bedroom property on Londesborough Road, Southsea, has sold at auction for £198,500. Picture: Clive Emson Auctioneers.

Other properties sold include a mid-terrace, two-bedroom house, in Londesborough Road, Southsea.

It was acquired for £198,500 after 41 bids.

The next online auction from Clive Emson is on June 16, with lot entries closing on May 24.