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Pair of large HMO properties in Acocks Green, Birmingham, to go under the hammer at Bond Wolfe auction

Developers and HMO operators will be homing in on a pair of large Birmingham houses coming up for sale at Bond Wolfe’s next online auction on Thursday 9 September.

The two semi-detached houses in Acocks Green – one of ten bedrooms and the other with seven – are already laid out to offer HMO (house of multiple occupancy) uses or as several bedsits, but at least one could be converted back into a home for a large family.

The larger house, at 5 Dudley Park Road, is listed with a guide price* of £235,000+ and could be suitable for a range of different uses, subject to planning consent.

Currently, it is laid out as a nine or ten bedroom HMO but is in need of modernisation and refurbishment throughout – hence the competitive guide price.

This substantial property stands behind a front garden and driveway, with a kitchen and three bedsitting rooms and a storeroom on the ground floor, three more bedsits and a bathroom on the first floor and three further separate bedsits along with a single bedroom and separate kitchenette on the second floor.

It is also fitted with emergency lighting, fire doors and mains smoke alarms.

Nearby is the seven bedroom semi-detached house at 56 Shirley Road, Acocks Green, which is listed with a guide price of £295,000+.

This property has potential for a wide variety of uses including HMO, self-contained flats or a large family home, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.

With a driveway to the front and a garden at the rear, the house stretches over three floors and an annexe offering four rooms with kitchenettes and shower room/WCs. In addition there is a room with a separate kitchen and shower room on the ground floor and another on the first floor. On the second floor, there is a bedroom, a room with kitchen and a shower room with WC.

The property has double glazing and electric heating.

Both houses are just a short walk from the centre of Acocks Green providing access to a wide range of facilities and amenities. Also just a short walk away is Acocks Green train station providing access into Birmingham city centre and Solihull.

James Rossiter, auction valuer at Bond Wolfe, said: “These are two prime properties in a popular part of Birmingham with plenty of scope for potential redevelopment, whether it be HMO, self-contained flats or even a family home.

“These are attractive and extensive properties, and we will be expecting considerable interest when they come up for sale at our September auction which starts at 9am on Thursday 9 September.”

With 211 lots listed in the auction brochure, the sale event will be livestreamed via Bond Wolfe’s website with remote bidding by proxy, telephone or internet only, and bidders must pre-register no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 8 September.

More details are at www.bondwolfe.com/property-auctions-west-midlands/, or email auctions@bondwolfe.com, or call 0121 312 1212 or 01902 928 510.

The auction will be live-streamed via Bond Wolfe’s website with remote bidding by proxy, telephone or internet only, and bidders must pre-register no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 8 September.

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