Changes are taking place at the top for Auction House in Cheshire as the firm’s managing director Peter Humphreys is set to step down from the role later in the month.

Peter set up Humphreys of Chester in 1994 and joined Auction House in July 2008. Since then his work, selling property at auctions, has gone from strength to strength.

His private treaty estate agency is being taken over by SDL. However, Auction House in Cheshire, North Wales and The Wirral will carry on its regular sales with the next property auction set to take place later this month.

Roger Lake, Auction House founding Director, commented: “Peter has led a strong team and we wish him well with his future plans and interests which he is pursuing. He has really brought life to property auctions across this region and successfully established the brand, helping to make Auction House the number one residential property auctioneer, selling more lots than any other in the UK.”

A highlight of the upcoming auction on Wednesday October 26, 2016, is an end of terrace house in the popular area of Newton in Chester.

The three bedroom Edwardian property in Brook Lane is near to the city centre and is in need of a full renovation. Buyers are sure to be attracted by the keen guide price of £150,000.

Lake added: “Auction House Cheshire & North Wales has an 81% success rate so far this year. It is the most successful auctioneer in the county and also sells numerous residential and commercial lots along the North Wales coast. As a brand, we put our success down to our regional approach where local branches sell auction lots at higher prices to local buyers in nearby auction rooms. We have been the market leading auctioneer in the North West for several years operating from five salerooms across the region and thank our clients and customers for the support that continues to deliver that success.”