Gorleston and Norwich feature on Homes Under the Hammer
5:09 PM June 13, 2022
Two Norfolk properties have featured on BBC’s Homes Under the Hammer.
A house in Gorleston and two Norwich flats were among the properties featured in two episodes.
In an episode that aired on June 7, presenter Tommy Walsh visited a property in Gorleston.
It was a two-bed end-of-terrace up for auction with a guide price of £90,000 to £130,000.
He said the kitchen was tired but a good size and that little work was needed in the bedrooms.
He recommended tearing down the dated and homemade conservatory and building an extension.
It had a west-facing garden with views of a neighbouring playing field.
Despite the work needed, Walsh said the property had “real big potential”.
The house was bought in October 2021 by budding developer and mother-of-two Charmaine.
When Tommy returned, Charmaine has given the property new life, with a new kitchen and bathroom, a lick of paint and new floors.
She planned to use the property for short-term lets and holiday lets.
Amie Swallow from Howards Estate Agents valued it in March 2022 at £190,000 to £200,000 or £750pcm (per calendar month).
Charmaine said: “It worked out really great, I’m really pleased.”
An episode on May 11 featured a property in Heigham Street in Norwich.
The ex-office of a print shop had planning permission to be turned into two flats with an auction guide price of £150,000 to £170,000.
The plans had one flat downstairs with the narrow garage converted into a new kitchen and two bedrooms both with en suites.
The other flat upstairs had one bedroom, a kitchen/living area and a bathroom.
The property was bought in October 2021 by Peter who owns an insurance business and develops properties in his free time.
Upstairs he installed a new kitchen and made an open-plan living space. Downstairs was yet to be finished.
Bryan Baxter from Auction House valued downstairs (once renovated) at £150,000 or £700pcm, and upstairs at £135,000 or £600pcm.
Homes Under the Hammer is a daytime BBC show that visits properties across the country which are available for purchase by auction.
It then follows the journey of buyers as they renovate their properties.