Ways to bid
Due to the current restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, our auctions will be livestreamed via our website with remote bidding by proxy, telephone or internet only (you will not be able to attend the auction in person). You must pre-register to bid for each Auction within 24 hours of the Auction commencing.
You must provide two forms of identification as well as securely submit your debit card details for payment of our minimum deposit and administration fee.
For further details about proxy, telephone or internet bidding or to submit our online remote bidding form please click here.
If you are bidding on behalf of your partner, family member, a company or someone else or bidding as a non UK citizen please read the information below for further advice.
On behalf of your partner, family member or joint owner
If you are bidding on behalf of a partner, family member, joint owner or someone else you will need to include their details on the remote bidding form and provide 2 forms of identification for yourself and for each person who wishes to purchase the property. You also need to provide a letter of authorisation, signed by each person, authorising you to bid on their behalf. As the bidder you take full responsibility and if you don’t provide all the necessary documentation, the property will go in your sole name and you will be legally obliged to complete the purchase.
On behalf of a company
You can bid on behalf of a company if you are one of the directors and have more than 50% share capital. If you own less than 50% share capital or you’re acting as an agent/employee on behalf of the company, you will need to compete the remote bidding form and provide a letter of authorisation, signed by each share holder, authorising you to bid. You must also provide 2 forms of identification for yourself and for each shareholders with more than 25% share capital as well as your Certificate of Incorporation and Company Registration Number.
Non UK citizen/resident
You can still buy a property at auction if you are a non UK citizen or resident. Wherever possible, you should use funds from a UK bank account (you will need to provide a recent bank statement as proof) and appoint a UK Solicitor who can verify your situation. You must also provide 2 forms of identification certified by a Governing body or financial institution (please provide a clear copy of both the front and back of your passport). If you don’t have a UK bank account please contact our team on 0121 312 1212 to discuss your individual circumstances.
Properties offered via our online auction can be found within the properties page or by performing a property search. They will be indicated by an ‘online auction’ flag. You must create an account and register your interest. We will undertake an Anti-Money Laundering (*AML) check and take your debit card details for payment of the deposit and administration fee. A shadow payment will be placed on your debit card of £6,440 but no payment will be taken unless you are successful. Once approved, you can bid for the property. (*The AML check will leave a soft footprint on your credit report but it should not affect your credit rating).