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£200,000 Of Bradford Council Properties Sold

Holme Lane, Tong

Over £200,000 has been raised by the sale of Council-owned property and land at an auction. And one plot of land sold for more than double its guide price.

Bradford Council had listed a number of empty properties for sale at a auction by Pugh Properties, held on Thursday.

And after all the bids had been made, the Council ended up making £52,000 more than it had expected.

A 0.1 acre site on Holme Lane in Tong had a guide price of £15,000 – but ended up selling for £40,000.

Four Council-owned empty buildings also sold. 472 Thornton Road – a derelict shop with residential accommodation – had a guide price of £27,000 but sold for £43,000.

651 Great Horton Road, which had a guide price of £33,000, sold for £35,000, 6 Carleton Street in Keighley met its £45,000 guide price and 58 Lapage Street, off Leeds Road, sold for £9,000 above its £30,000 guide price.

In recent years the Council has sold a number of empty and disused properties in a bid to raise money in light of government budget cuts to local authorities.

Between 2014 and 2018 Bradford Council sold or transferred 318 buildings or pieces of land – bringing in £22,667,340.

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