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For Sale By Auction | 19:00, 18 December 2019 | Lot 12

4 Britannia Buildings, Merchants Road, Hotwells, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 4QD

Sold £430,000

  • Block of Apartments
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Tenure: Leasehold. 1000 year lease from 29th September 1893

Call the team on 0117 946 4949 for more information

Auction Date

Wed 18/12/2019

Auction Time


Auction Venue

Ashton Gate Stadium Winterstoke Road, Bristol, BS3 2LQ

Viewing Times:

Tue 3 Dec


Thu 5 Dec


Thu 12 Dec


Tue 17 Dec


Victorian mid-terrace investment property arranged as 3 flats overlooking the harbour lock gates.

This is a substantial mid-terrace Victorian property arranged over 4 floors situated in a prominent position overlooking the Bristol harbour lock gates. The property is arranged as a ground floor studio flat, ground and first floor maisonette offering 2/3 bedrooms, as well as a second and third floor 2 bedroom maisonette. It is currently let and will be producing circa £27,600 per annum once the pending increases have taken place. It should be noted that these are historic tenancies and there is significant margin to further increase to market levels. The property is now in need of updating and offers an opportunity to alter and enhance.


Leasehold. 1000 year lease from 29th September 1893


Studio Flat Situated at the front of the property with its own front door. 31 sqm. Expired EPC rating D. Currently let at £640 pcm increasing to £700 pcm on 5/1/2020. Lower Maisonette Occupying the rear half of the ground floor and the whole of the first floor. Includes lean to and garden. 69 sqm. Expired EPC rating D. Currently let at £630 pcm increasing to £700 pcm on 1/1/2020. Upper Maisonette Occupying the whole of the second floor and loft room. 79sqm. Expired EPC rating C. Currently let at £850 pcm increasing to £900 pcm on 1/1/2020.

Planning History

Planning Ref: 87/01686/F - Conversion of garage/shop and flat over to shop with living accommodation and self contained flat. Granted 9/10/1987 Planning Ref:01/02224/F - Change of use of ground floor from shop (Use Class A1) to self contained studio flat (Use Class C3) and external alterations consisting of installation of new shopfront. Granted 17/8/2001

Council Tax Bands

All three flats are registered as Band A


The properties are sold subject to the existing Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreements. Please refer to the legal pack for further details.


Thursday 12th December at 11.00 am prompt please. We cannot guarantee access to all the flats. We have been advised that we are unable to access the studio flat at this viewing. Tuesday 17th December at 2.00 pm prompt please. We cannot guarantee access to all the flats

For sale by auction

On Wednesday 18th December at 7.00pm at Ashton Gate Stadium, Winterstoke Road, Bristol BS3 2LQ. Please note the auctioneers have made their best endeavours to disclose all additional fees. Interested parties should refer to the special conditions of sale contained in the Legal Pack for any late amendments or additions to these fees as well as the auction day addendum sheet prior to bidding.

Legal Pack

A full auction legal pack can be downloaded from once available. For further information on the other lots in this auction please visit the website.

Energy Efficiency Rating (EPC)

Current Rating Studio: F. Lower Maisonette: D. Upper Maisonette: E

Local Authority

Bristol City Council


Fussell Wright, 59 Queen Charlotte Street, Bristol, BS1 4HL, Ref: Angela Lawrence, Tel: 0117 927 9117

Additional Fees

Administration Charge - 0.3% inc VAT of the purchase price, subject to a minimum of £1200 inc VAT, payable on exchange of contracts.

Disbursements - Please see the legal pack for any disbursements listed that may become payable by the purchaser on completion.