Grade II former Ramsgate council home sold at auction for second time

18 Albert Street

A grade II listed former council house in Ramsgate has been sold at auction – for the second time.

The property at 18 Albert Street  went under the hammer with Clive Emson auctioneers with a guide price of £220,000 and was sold for £243,500.

The house has three bedrooms, a basement and outside toilet.

Since the 1980s 18 Albert Street was a shared ownership property, one of Thanet District’s Council’s first. The property is within a conservation area.

In 2020 the leaseholder passed away and Thanet District Council bought the leaseholders’ shares.

The property was in need of complete renovation when it went on the market last year and was bought for £245,000 but then relisted for sale.

During a council meeting, where a decision to sell the property was approved, Green councillor Tricia Austin requested a stay to look at options of retaining and refurbishing the site because of its listed status and close proximity to Addington Street, an area she described as ‘becoming Ramsgate’s Old Town” with potential for cultural facilities. However, this was not granted.

Auction appraiser Jon Rimmer said: “It might be possible to convert the basement into a self-contained flat, as long as all necessary consents are obtainable.

“It is situated close to the Ramsgate Royal Marina and town centre but is in need of improvement.

“The sea views are a really attractive feature and we had interest in it from a variety of potential owners.”


  1. It would have been cheaper to do it up and house some people from the huge list of homeless living in exorbitantly expensive so called, usually scuzzy, temporary accommodation.

  2. Life’s really one big laugh for “real world”. Stabbings, bombings- just something to co-opt into a sarky comment.

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