Buying at auction

Whether you’re looking specifically to buy through Auction or have found a property you want to view and have seen it’s for sale by Auction the process is uncomplicated and plain sailing.

How to buy through Auction

Book a viewing

Call us to book in a viewing on 01293 528575. It maybe that we have one or two open days for the property in question.

Ensure your finances are in order

Make sure you have a mortgage in principle, just as you would to buy through private treaty. This will give you an idea of your maximum budget. Explain to your lender thats the property is being bought at auction as, upon the fall of the gavel, the buyer will have to pay a deposit which is usually 5% of the sold price (Subject to a minimum of £5000) as well as 2%+VAT (subject to a minimum of £5000 +VAT) buyers’ premium, and contracts are exchanged.

Attend viewings

Bring anyone you may think you need with you and quiz us on any questions you may have. We are here to help.

Study the Legal Pack

We will email you the relevant legal pack for the property you have an interest in. The pack will include the local searches, title deeds and an information form on the list of fixtures and fittings. If you feel it’s necessary or you are unsure, you may instruct a solicitor to go over this. You can also request the legal packs for each property on the property page.

Commission a survey

This is only necessary when you are applying for a mortgage and you are not a cash buyer.

Attend the auction

Register with a Connect UK representative to bid either before, or on the day, before entering the room – you are then ready to bid and enjoy the Auction experience.

By law we will require two proofs of ID – one photographic and the other proof of address less than three months old. Proof of funds will also be asked for at the time of registration. Without the above you will not be able to bid.

Connect Realtime© bidding

You must register to bid if you’re looking to bid in real-time during a live auction. You will be given a unique login code to use when registering to bid in the future. After we have reviewed your registration, we will contact you via email to notify you of your eligibility to bid.

Please note you will not be approved to bid if you do not follow the above requirements and submit all the documents necessary. Registering for any auction means you have read and agree to the terms and conditions of the sale.

Please contact us directly to enquire about your bidding status.

Winning bid

If successful and once the Auction has ended, you will engage with a Connect UK representative to pay your deposit and premium as explained above. Completion will take no more than 28 days unless it has been approved otherwise by the auctioneer.

Congratulations you have bought through Connect UK Auctions!

If you would like further information about the process or benefits of buying a
property through Connect UK Auctions please call us on 01293 528575.

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Seller FAQs

Why auction?

Three reasons: Maximum price, speed and security.

Will I get full price for my property?

Yes. Selling at auction always means you will get the true value of any property. Yes the buyer is paying your fees but that does NOT mean you will get less for your property – you are simply saving a sales fee.

What properties are sold at auction?

Everything and anything. We have sold terraces, bungalows, unique properties, family detached houses, penthouse apartments, commercial units, businesses, new build properties and plots on behalf of builders.

Can I control the selling price?

Yes, you have complete control when setting the reserve price.

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The winner of the competition will receive a TUI gift card to be redeemed in store or online, to the sum of £500 OR £500 toward the mini break of your choice.

The gift card will expire 30th September 2021

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How to achieve MAXimum sale price for your property/land

1) M – MANAGE
By setting an attractive Guide Price we encourage potential and active buyers to participate in the bidding process, while managing to stay in control of the reserve price.

2) A – ANTICIPATE
Connect UK Auctions allow bids from a number of sources which will help achieve the best price possible. These include bids from buyers ‘in the room,’ over the phone, by proxy AND Connect Realtime© internet bidders all live at the same time.

3) X – EXCELLENT MARKETING
High-profile marketing including: –

  • All major online portals including Rightmove and Zoopla
  • Our own unique and interactive website
  • Editorial solely for your property to local and national newspapers
  • Mailing your property / land details to THOUSANDS of active investors on our database
  • Creating virtual tour for majority of lots at the request of the property owners including drone footage
  • Marketing through our pro-active social media platforms including Facebook, LinkedIn, twitter and Instagram
  • For sale boards

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