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Site that hosted the Kebab and Chicken House at Lymington – closed due to hygiene concerns – set for online auction

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THE building which hosted a Lymington takeaway that was forced to close after it failed to improve shocking hygiene standards is set to be sold at an online auction.

The freehold of the former home of the Kebab and Chicken House in the town's Queen Street has a guide price of £195,000 to £210,000 and features a one-bedroom maisonette above. It will be auctioned on 8th December.

As reported in the A&T, the business was issued with an improvement notice by New Forest District Council in May after a routine food hygiene inspection of the restaurant.

The Kebab & Chicken House in Lymington is being sold at auction
The Kebab & Chicken House in Lymington is being sold at auction

There was a follow-up inspection in June, when environmental health officers noted the restaurant had failed to provide hot running water for cleaning and hand washing, had poor standards of cleaning and hygiene practices and poor maintenance of equipment.

As a result they ruled there had not been "sufficient work" to show compliance with the order, and hit the business with an emergency closure notice.

NFDC had said the firm would not be allowed to reopen until officers had again visited to ensure the takeaway met the required standards.

The property is being marketed by Burkmars Estate Agents, which said the buyer would also get a one-bedroom maisonette above, outside terrace and a store room.

"The whole property is in disrepair and in need of renovation," it continues.

Burkmars further explained: "This property is for sale via online auction. This is a modern twist on the traditional auction room sale where buyers can bid for the property via an online platform.

"The auction will run for three hours on a set date and time chosen by the vendor of the property."

The advert can be viewed at https://www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/115758023#/?channel=RES_BUY

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