MORE than thirty lock-up garages at various garage blocks in Pilgrims Way in Andover have sold in auction for a total of £181,000.

The 31 freehold garages, all vacant, were among 135 lots listed across southern England by Clive Emson Auctioneers in the firm’s February auction – the first of eight this year.

Audrey Smith, a senior auction appraiser at the firm, said: “We anticipated keen interest from bidders as lock-up garages in residential areas are often sought after, either for investment or private use, and this proved to be the case.

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“Three garages went for £19,000, four for £22,000, six for £37,000 and nine for £50,000 and another nine for £53,000, pictured. Some of the final bids were slightly over guide price, reflecting the keen interest.”

The next auction by Clive Emson Auctioneers ends on Wednesday, March 20, with bidding opening 48 hours beforehand.

A catalogue is available from Friday, March 1 with lot entries closing Monday, February 26.