Brighton parking space expected to fetch £15k
This petite piece of real estate comes with its own parking space and boasts a Tarmac floor, but not much more.
The views are not much – you are not looking outwards to the glistening English Channel and you are not in the shadow of the Royal Pavilion.
But bidders are already queueing up to bid hard on a parking space in Kemp Town, Brighton, which has a guide price of between £10,000 and £15,000.
The lot in All Saints Mews, Chapel Terrace, is set to go under the hammer on July 24 during an auction at the Hilton Metropole in Brighton.
The outdoor freehold space is being sold by property auctioneers Clive Emson on behalf of a private individual who has not been named.
Emma Attrell, senior auction valuer, said: “We anticipate interest from residents, commuters and workers at the Royal Sussex County Hospital looking for convenience parking.”
Sam Kinloch, also from Clive Emson, added: “The freeholder of the building thought it was a good idea to sell it.
“It is being sold on as a parking space.
“We are hoping it will sell well as there is limited parking round there.
Bizarre “It might seem like a lot of money but if you park in the area every day or commute from Brighton, it would be well worth it. It is ideally located.
“Parking spaces in the city are at a premium and people have to park further and further out.”
This is not the first time that bizarre or small spaces have gone for thousands under the hammer in the city.
In 2004 two former police boxes went for a combined price of £163,000 in Brighton and Hove respectively.
And in 2009, a seafront spot round the corner in Lower Rock Gardens, Kemp Town was on the market for £27,500.
Last year a garage that had planning permission to be converted in Church Place, Kemp Town, sold for about £110,000. However, as yet the buyers – a couple from Kent – have not converted it.