3, 5 & 7 Fort Cumberland Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO4 9LG

Guide Price* : £20,000

Upon Instructions of

  • Freehold rent investment reversionary ground
  • 99 year lease expiring in 2056 (approximately 38 years unexpired)
  • Site area 0.17 acres (0.07 hectares)
  • Current ground rent £87 per annum (fixed)
  • This Lot will not be sold prior to the auction


The property comprises a detached parade of three shops with residential/ancillary accommodation on the first floor with a site area of approximately 0.17 acres (0.07 hectares).


Summary: Freehold reversionary ground rent investment
Miles: Portsmouth 4 miles, Havant 7 miles, Fareham 11 miles
Roads: A288, A2030, M275, M27 (junction 12)
Rail: Fratton
Air: Southampton



Planning Authority

Portsmouth City Council (02392 834334) www.portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Legal Pack

Please click on the relevant link to register and download the legal pack. A buyer's premium will be payable upon completion and further details of this can be found within the legal documentation.

Bidder Registration

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We will also take a hold on funds from your debit or credit card of £3,000 before you can bid.

Please see our Online Bidding and Registration Guide for further information, but note that as soon as you enter your debit or credit card details, the hold on funds will be taken and this amount will be "reserved" from your card for this potential transaction. The amount will be deducted from the balance of your bank account.

We recommend you enter your debit or credit card from 7 days before the auction date, to avoid the £3,000 payment being processed and the funds being "reserved" and held by our Sagepay provider unnecessarily.

It is the cardholder's responsibility to ensure that they have adequate funds in their bank account so that the initial hold on funds can be taken and reserved by our Company so that this does not impact on their immediate banking responsibilities. We will not be held responsible for any financial penalties that may arise once a hold on funds has taken place. Please contact the auction team for further information if required.

Registration for bidding will close at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, 5 June 2018, after which we cannot guarantee giving you permission to bid at the auction.


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The Seller has not elected to charge VAT

Energy Performance Certificate

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Address Tenant Acres Hectares Lease Terms Rent £ pa
3, 5 & 7 Fort Cumberland Road Cowley Investments Limited (1) 0.17 0.07 99 years from 24/07/1957 (approximately 38 years unexpired) £87
(1) The rent is fixed for the remainder of the term.


Vendor's solicitor

MoD Legal Advisors
Gemma Astbury
030 679 88011

* Generally speaking Guide Prices are provided as an indication of each seller's minimum expectation, i.e. 'The Reserve'. They are not necessarily figures which a property will sell for and may change at any time prior to the auction. Virtually every property will be offered subject to a Reserve (a figure below which the Auctioneer cannot sell the property during the auction) which we expect will be set within the Guide Range or no more than 10% above a single figure Guide.

Administration Fee The successful purchaser will be required to pay the auctioneers administration fee of £1,200 inclusive of VAT on purchases of £20,000 and above and £360 inclusive of VAT for purchases below £20,000. Other additional costs/fees may apply - Click here.

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The successful purchaser will be required to pay the auctioneers administration fee of £1,200 inclusive of VAT on purchases of £20,000 and above and £360 inclusive of VAT for purchases below £20,000. Other additional costs/fees may apply - Click here.

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Vendors Solicitor

Gemma Astbury
030 679 88011

Agreement Documents

Subject to Contract and Exclusive of VAT © Lambert Smith Hampton May 2022

Disclaimer: Lambert Smith Hampton Group Limited and its subsidiaries, including 574, and their joint agents if any ("LSH") for themselves and for the seller or landlord of the property whose agents they are give notice that: (i) These particulars are given and any statement about the property is made without responsibility on the part of LSH or the seller or landlord and do not constitute the whole or any part of an offer or contract. (ii) Any description, dimension, distance or area given or any reference made to condition, working order or availability of services or facilities, fixtures or fittings, any guarantee or warrantee or statutory or any other permission, approval or reference to suitability for use or occupation, photograph, plan, drawing, aspect or financial or investment information or tenancy and title details or any other information set out in these particulars or otherwise provided shall not be relied on as statements or representations of fact or at all and any prospective buyer or tenant must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the accuracy of all information or suitability of the property. (iii) No employee of LSH has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty arising from these particulars or otherwise or enter into any contract whatsoever in relation to the property in respect of any prospective purchase or letting including in respect of any re-sale potential or value or at all. (iv) Price or rent may be subject to VAT and any prospective buyer or tenant must satisfy themselves concerning the correct VAT position. (v) Except in respect of death or personal injury caused by the negligence of LSH or its employees or agents, LSH will not be liable, whether in negligence or otherwise howsoever, for any loss arising from the use of these particulars or any information provided in respect of the property save to the extent that any statement or information has been made or given fraudulently by LSH. (vi) In the case of new development or refurbishment prospective buyers or tenants should not rely on any artists’ impressions or architects’ drawings or specification or scope of works or amenities, infrastructure or services or information concerning views, character or appearance and timing concerning availability or occupation and prospective buyers or tenants must take legal advice to ensure that any expectations they may have are provided for direct with the seller or landlord and LSH shall have no liability whatsoever concerning any variation or discrepancy in connection with such matters.