Offices up for auction

OFFICES in Battle are set to go under the auctioneer’s hammer for £110-120,000.

The Watch Oak at Chain Lane, with eight offices, all occupied, is among 20 lots in Sussex and Surrey being sold by Clive Emson, the regional land and property auctioneers.

Also for sale, with a freehold guide of £165-175,000, is Number 3 Coast Guard Cottages, Jurys Gap, Rye, dating back to 1875.

Starting at 11am, the auction takes place at the Hilton Brighton Metropole, Brighton, on Tuesday July 24.

To date this year the firm’s average sales rate in the region has been 84 per cent, above the national average and what founder Clive Emson described as a “true achievement in a reportedly difficult market”.

The auctioneer is also headline sponsor of one of the highlights of the events calendar for music lovers in the South East, the Rye International Jazz Festival, from August 23-27. Details from