To make your experience as positive as possible and help you make an informed choice about your prospective property purchase we recommend you follow our simple guidelines below:
Research: Go to Current Auction to identify specific lots and guide prices in our online catalogue. Or call our catalogue request line on: +44 (0)20 7703 4401 for a printed catalogue.
Call us: We want to help you as much as possible and are always happy to speak with prospective buyers; we will update you on changes to guide prices which reflect the vendor's minimum expectation and are subject to change during the marketing period.
Inspect the property:
Call our sales team to arrange a viewing time.
Note the particulars of the property and any special conditions or amendments.
Read the Common Auction Conditions, or check our Buyers Guide.
Examine any special conditions of sale and download legal packs
Check the terms and conditions as buying at auction is immediate and agreed upon the fall of the gavel, so it is a very different process to buying through private treaty. Properties may also be subject to VAT so we recommend you check whether they are subject to special conditions.
Obtain finance and insurance.
Buying Prior: Bids may be accepted prior to the auction. Please contact us to find out more, but you must be able to pay the 10% deposit immediately and able to exchange contracts if accepted.
Bidders pre Registration: In order to comply with the Money Laundering Regulations 2017 all buyers are required to pre-register prior to bidding. Details of how to pre-register are available on our website or by telephoning us on 010 7703 4401.
A cheque book or debit card: To pay your 10% deposit on the day. Cheques must be, drawn on a UK bank account.
Identification: To comply with money laundering requirements we need to see your driving licence or passport with photo ID, and a utility bill or bank statement with proof of address.
Your solicitor's details.