A Buyers Guide to Property Auctions

Our live online auctions have properties for everyone from first time buyers, downsizers, up sizers, looking for a holiday home, development opportunity, buy to let investment, commercial, land, the list is endless. The process is simple, transparent, quick and secure. Our sellers are motivated to sell and have priced their properties accordingly. Bidding is available on our LIVE ONLINE AUCTIONS from the comfort of your home! Our team are here to give advice contact us on 01661 831360 email info@agentspropertyauction.com 7 days a week.

The Two Auction Options

Each property will be noted whether it is being offered for sale under Option 1 or Option 2

Option 1

  • Traditional Auction
  • Immediate exchange buyer pays a 10% deposit (minimum of £3000) which comes off the purchase price
  • Auction administration fee is payable of £2000+vat total £2400 on top of the purchase price
  • Buyer legally committed to purchase
  • Seller legally committed to selling
  • 28 days to complete *unless changed within the Special Conditions

Option 2

  • Designed for the private residential house purchase
  • Buyer places a £3000 non refundable deposit which is taken as part payment of the house price (not an additional fee)
  • Auction administration fee is payable of £2000+vat total £2400 on top of the purchase price
  • 28 days to exchange (time for buyers to obtain a mortgage) then a further 14 days to complete

1 Particulars of Sale

Potential buyers should take full responsibility to check and confirm the particulars of the sale and to satisfy their own requirements regarding the accuracy of all details, measurements, locations, boundaries, leases, searches, photographs, plans and condition of property. All measurements, areas and distances referred to are approximates.

2 Price Guides

Each auction property is offered at a guide price and is also subject to a reserve price. The guide price is the level where the bidding will commence. The reserve price is the sellers minimum acceptable price at auction and the figure below which the auctioneer cannot sell, The reserve price, which may be up to 10% higher than the guide price, is not disclosed and remains confidential between the seller and the auctioneer. Both the guide price and the reserve price can be subject to change up to and including the day of auction . Where price comparables and rental incomes are quoted they are believed to be fair but are to be used for guidance only and their accuracy can not be guaranteed.

3 Terms & Conditions

Option 1
On the fall of the gavel contracts are deemed to be exchanged and the successful buyer must immediately pay a 10% deposit (subject to a minimum of £3,000). Completion must occur in 28 days. Legal Packs are available to view prior to bidding and it is recommended that potential buyers view these and consult a legal representative prior to bidding taking particular notice of any Special Conditions of sale.

Option 2
On the fall of the gavel the buyer must place a £3000 non refundable deposit with The Agents Property Auction Limited, exchange of contracts must occur in 28 days of the buyers solicitor receiving the contract pack and completion in a further 14 days.

View Full Auction Terms and Conditions Here

4 Administration Fee

Applied to each lot is a non refundable Administration Fee of £2000 plus VAT (£2400.00) which is payable by the successful buyer in addition to the deposit.

5 Successful Bid at Auction

Deposits may be paid by debit card or bank transfer.  Unfortunately cash cannot be accepted. Proof of identity and address is required for all bidders in order for us to comply with Money Laundering Regulations. For proof of identity we can accept – current signed passport, current full UK/EU photo card driving licence, resident permit issued by the Home Office to EU Nationals. Fire Arms Certificate. For proof of address we can accept – A utility bill issued in the last three months (not a mobile phone bill), local authority tax bill, bank or building society statement containing current address. We require sight of the account details the deposit funds are paid from. We reserve the right to conduct a soft imprint online identification search on any bidder/buyer.


6 Sales Agreed

Where a sale is agreed prior to the auction, at the auction or after the auction, auction terms and conditions apply. Vendors may choose to accept an offer prior to the auction and withdraw the property from the sale. It is recommended that all potential buyers confirm the specific lot they are interested in is still included in the auction sale. The auctioneers or vendors cannot be held responsible for any costs incurred against lots that are withdrawn or sold prior.

Step 1. Find the property you wish to bid on and click onto the biding widget  

Follow the bidder registration details and upload your identification and provide solicitors details.

Step 2.  Auctioneer Review

Once you have completed the bidder registration steps we will review your registration and you will then receive an email giving you authorisation to bid.

Step 3.  Place a Bid

When the auction opens, you will be able to place bids in line with the pre-determined bid increment levels, using the bid increase (+) and decrease (–) buttons provided. Having set your preferred bid amount and clicking the ‘Place Bid’ button, you will be asked to confirm your bid at which point it will be placed.


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