What our clients say

We recently sold a property through Connect UK Auctions and I can't thank Rob Jenkins enough for all the help and kindness that he showed us. Our sale went through so well and it was all thanks to his generous help. He went more than the extra mile in ensuring that we managed to get it sold quickly and efficiently when we needed help the most. Thank you Rob so much and thank you Connect UK Auctions. I would recommend them to everyone.

Heather Mallery

Lovely motivated team! Full of positive vibes. Service is superb, and they care for customers above and beyond. I availed their services thrice so far, and big or small they provide you service with the same importance.


Excellent customer service from Rob and Christina helped me all the way many thanks

Raj Mehra

From the root to the fruit, highly professional organisation that gets the job, with that personal touch added on top. Pleasure.......5*

Tony A Jnr

Friendly and professional team. They worked hard to get the result I needed!

Claire Baldwin

Having inherited a property me and my family were looking for a quick sale and equity split. Connect UK Auctions aided us from beginning to end and the property sold in the room for more than we were hoping for. Completion was extremely fast and I would defiantly recommend them.

Belle Paez

We recently had to sell a former college in Broadstairs, Kent. Selling a private house is complicated enough, how could we possibly sell an empty, 15,000 square foot building in grounds of 4 acres? As amateurs in the property business, we were in a dark place, having been unsuccessful trying to sell the property over the previous 12 months, via private treaty with a local estate agent. We were very fortunate to be introduced to Connect UK Auctions. With a wealth of knowledge in large commercial premises, their professional guidance and support made the unbearable pain of selling, bearable! Their determination and encouragement made the seemingly impossible possible. We could not have done this without Connect UK Auctions. Thank you very much! We highly recommend Connect UK Auctions.

Catherine Vines, David Hutton, Mitsutoshi Horii

The last thirteen months, since I first contacted an estate agent, has been an ordeal and I wonder if it would have ever ended if I hadn’t chanced upon Connect UK Auctions and particularly, you. After accepting offers and having buyers drop out, I took the house off the market in October 2018. I then put it back on in the hands of other estate agents only to have a repetition of a buyer dropping out. By that time I had moved into rented accommodation near my daughter and family to help with the children. I was therefore very keen to buy a house and each month was having to pay rent. After discussion with you I felt confident to put my house into the auction (I had no previous experience of property auctions). Further difficulties with negligence by my solicitor and concerns regarding a tenant's behaviour threatened to derail the process. If it had not been for your help, every step of the way, I think I would still have the worry of an unsold property at a distance from where I was living and thousands to pay in rent. It was only through your persistence and careful negotiation and especially keeping me informed, that, at last, an exclusive buyer was landed. I am now looking forward to moving into the perfect property in the next couple of weeks. If I had known how much better it would be, I would have chosen Connect UK Auctions above an estate agent months ago.

Jenny Turner

I have bought land and a residential property through Connect UK Auctions and even used their building team for renovation works. I must say I was always impressed with the help and support I received throughout my journey. Would definitely use them again and will be attending more of their auctions.

Ross Slaughter

I decided to market my property, a Victorian Country House of solid construction, but requiring compete interior renovation, through Connect UK Auctions. The choice between auction and conventional sale with its risk of a potential chain was made after a discussion with Connect UK Auctions. The options were all fully presented, and options fully explain; this was of great benefit to those not used to the property market. The legal pack was prepared by a solicitor instructed through Connect UK Auctions with the same solicitor handling the sale process on my behalf through exchange of contract and completion. I was most impressed by the service provided by the staff who were at all times patient, polite and most willing to assist in all aspects of the sale process. My property achieved a very good price and completed in a matter of week. I would, most certainly recommend their services to anyone potentially looking to sell their property.

Mr Richardson

Ann and I would have no hesitation in using the good services of you and your company should the need arise again. Very Best Wishes to you and your colleagues.

Mike & Ann S

We would like to take this opportunity to highly recommend Connect UK Auctions to anybody looking to sell or buy a property through a Auction Company. We are still in disbelief on how professional and helpful the whole team were with the sale of our plot of land. Especially Rob who went above and beyond all our expectations and we just can not Thank him enough. In the past we have used Auction Companies before, but we have got to say we have never experienced the friendly & dedication that we did with Rob. With all our hearts we would like to thank you so much and we will defiantly be back on your case to find a property to buy hopefully within the next 6 Months.

Peter Jones

I recently sold my parents flat through Connect UK and was extremely impressed with them from the outset. After my initial website enquiry, I received a call the following morning from Rob and instantly liked him. He was so professional, extremely pleasant and I felt I could trust him. This proved to be the case over the coming months. He went over and above to assist me before, during and after the auction. My solicitor was dragging his heels over the completion date and caused so many delays. Rob stepped in and liaised with myself, my solicitor and the buyers solicitor, to help to speed the process along. Without Rob’s assistance I would have still been waiting!!!!! Emails and telephone calls to Connect UK were all dealt with professionally and promptly. I was constantly informed and updated. The whole team at Connect UK are superb and I can’t praise them enough. I do have to give special thanks to Rob though, as he was instrumental in speeding the completion date through and constantly badgered my solicitor. I cannot fault Connect UK and highly recommend them. Many thanks to Rob and the whole team for everything.

Paul Iliffe

Lovely and very professional team, a pleasure to conduct their auctions.

Adam Partridge

Having become increasingly frustrated with conventional estate agents, I approached Connect UK Auctions. Not only did I find the service I received, exemplary from the start, I was kept informed every step-of-the-way to ensure I achieved the best possible price at auction. Connect UK Auctions were both professional and knowledgeable and the whole process from beginning to end was seamless. I would thoroughly recommend Connect UK Auctions as the best most effective alternative to the conventional estate agents.

Valery Stimpson

Professional and reliable service, staff very helpful. Would recommend to family and friends.

Chris Bromley

Just a line to say how pleased we were with the Auction sale of the land; the end price exceeded our expectations and we would definitely use your company again for any future sales.

Ashley Potter

We have no hesitation in recommending Connect UK Auctions - their level of service and attentive service is second-to-none.

Christian Budd

Recently put in my property with Connect UK Auctions and they managed to sell it before the auction day!! Well above reserve. What a great guy. Happy client. Would use again. Thanks guys!

Alex Brinklow

Excellent service outstanding staff.

Kelly Simpson

Exceptional service beginning to end. Would buy through you again! Thank you.

Lisa Edwards

Easy to deal with and 100% professional easy and stress free.

Sammy Vine

My wife and I were delighted with the service provided by Connect UK Auctions. Our house sold prior to the auction for an excellent price. Rob Jenkins was very professional and communicated well with all parties involved. A very smooth transaction.

Rob Sellick

When my wife and I first went to see the house we were interested in buying we met Robert from Connect UK Auctions. He made a great impression immediately. He was an excellent professional - knowledgeable about the property and was able to answer all our questions satisfactorily. It was clear he had great experience in the property market and more importantly he has superb people skills. He is excellent at dealing with people and a very capable communicator. These soft skills, often undervalued are of immense importance to the customer who is on the threshold of making a massive commitment - such as buying a property in need of renovation. More importantly he was very honest and open at all times. He was a great advocate for the seller, and I respected his loyalty to him, equally, at all times he was very transparent and highlighted clearly what work needed to be done. He's a man you can trust!

Jude McSharry

Fantastic service from start to finish, I honestly can't praise them enough.

Carl Aston

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              Buyer FAQs

              Do I need to register to bid?

              Yes – You have three options when it comes to bidding and each will require its own bidding process.

              If you are joining us in the room, we can register you on the auction day, at the auction venue. Just ensure you bring along 2x proofs of ID and proof of funds. Please call us if you are unsure on what to bring.

              What if I want to bid but can’t make it on the day?

              You can choose from two options; bid via Connect Realtime© or via Proxy/Telephone. Both registrations are swift and straightforward and will ensure your ability to bid on your chosen lot.

              What ID must I provide?

              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.

              What is a buyer’s premium?

              A buyer’s premium is payable on all property and land lots. This will be payable upon the fall of the gavel as contracts are exchanged. This will be paid at the same time as the deposit if you are the highest bidder on a lot, before leaving the auction venue. The amount payable will be specified in the lot description.

              How much is the deposit?

              The Purchaser shall pay a deposit of 5% and buyer’s premium of 2.2% inclusive (with a minimum of £5,000.00) and contracts are exchanged. The purchaser is legally bound to buy and the vendor is legally bound to sell the Property/Lot.

              Can I buy with a mortgage?

              Of course. Some clients like to arrange their mortgage valuation prior to auction day and others after. Either way, completion can be set at 42 days (6 weeks) from exchange, rather than the normal 28 days, or in fact, anywhere in between. As long as all parties are notified, your timeframe is paramount. Auction offers immense opportunity and allows one to buy, through some lenders, with only a 15% deposit.

              Can I make a pre-auction offer?

              Yes. Any offers made before the auction will always be put to the vendor. If you are really interested in a lot then of course a pre-auction offer is a good idea. Ensure you have thoroughly read the legal pack before offering and if the offer is accepted the sale will exchange before the auction and will proceed under the same, auction conditions.

              What is a Proxy Bid?

              Here you will advise a representative as to your maximum bid by completing our Proxy Bidding form and the auctioneer will bid on your behalf up to your maximum. They will always endeavour to secure the property for you, either at, or below your maximum bid if possible. If the bidding in the room exceeds your maximum, then you proxy bid would end.

              What is a Telephone Bid?

              Here you will be asked to complete a telephone bidding registration form. This will be based on a first-come, first-serve basis and a representative will bid on your instruction. You will be able to hear the auctioneer in the background and will also be able to watch the auction live in action through our live stream via Connect Realtime©. A representative will call you a few minutes before the specified lot so please ensure you are ready and waiting.

              What is Connect Realtime© Bidding?

              Connect Realtime© is our live streaming of the auction you will access via our website. Giving you the ability to bid from anywhere in the world, in real time. You will create an account with us, login, then register to bid on your chosen lot(s). Once registered, we will send over the necessary documentation for you to complete before approving your bidding. Once approved, come auction day, just login to your account and watch the auction unfold and bid on your chosen lot(s).

              What is an open house viewing?

              These viewings are scheduled in by our team and give you a chance to view the lot and fully inspect your potential purchase. You can choose to bring someone along with you, a builder, or someone who may have extensive property knowledge if you are unsure yourself. A team member will conduct the viewings so there will always be someone there if you have any questions while your there. If the viewing days have finished but there is still a lot of interested, the team will schedule a further viewing.

              What happens if I’m the highest bidder?

              In the room

              After the fall of the gavel you will be asked to sign the contracts. This will be sent to both your solicitor as well as the sellers’ solicitors.

              After providing your solicitors and personal details you will be asked to pay the deposit and buyer’s premium on the specific lot. At this point you are legally bound and the amount will be payable by debit card or bank transfer.

              Completion will usually take place 28 working days later (or as varied by the Special Conditions of Sale) under the supervision of your solicitor. As soon as the gavel falls, there is a binding contract of sale. The property is at your insurable risk from this point.

              Via Connect Realtime, Proxy or Telephone

              You will have already signed to say that you are happy for us to sign the memorandum of sale on your behalf to allow the exchange of contracts after the fall of the ‘virtual gavel.’

              After this has been done one of our team will be in touch once the auction has finished to take payment of the lot deposit and buyers’ premium. Once this has been completed contracts will be sent to your solicitor as well as the sellers with completion usually to take place 28 working days later (or as varied by the Special Conditions of Sale) under the supervision of your solicitor.

              As soon as the hammer falls there is a binding contract of sale. The property is at your insurable risk from this point.

              What makes a property un-mortgageable?

              There are a few reasons for this and the most obvious include the following:

              • Properties without a kitchen or bathroom.
              • Properties with any kind of structural defect, damp, dry or wet rot.
              • Properties close to mining works, areas of landfill, areas of recent flooding or subsidence.
              • Leasehold properties with a short lease, typically less than 70 years, or a defective lease.
              • Where there are boundary disputes or where planning applications have not been applied for correctly.
              • Derelict property or where part of the building is in severe disrepair and needs demolishing.
              • Properties of non-standard construction. Standard construction has brick or stone walls with a roof made of slate or tile, so anything that differs from this will be classed as Non-Standard.
              • Some properties with sitting tenants or regulated tenancies.
              • All properties with a value below a threshold, sometimes stated as £40,000.
              What is Due Diligence?

              This means that you have done everything you can, in terms of research, before committing to a property or land purchase. This may include viewing the property, commissioning a survey, asking a solicitor to review the legal pack etc.

              What payment methods do you accept?

              We take debit card or bank transfers.

              What happens if I cannot complete on a purchase?

              If you don’t exchange on the date set you will be given what’s called ‘Notice to Complete’ – This will last for 10 days and will incur a daily charge, of which the amount can be found in your contract. Failure to complete at all with result in a forfeit of your deposit as well as your buyer’s premium plus any shortfall once the property or land is re-auctioned and sold.

              What is auction finance?

              Auction finance is a service provided by specialist lenders to auction buyers. We have an in-house specialist who can provide advice and finance on the following:

              • Short-term finance
              • Funding for residential, commercial and land purchases
              • Funding for non-standard construction
              • All income types considered
              • Up to 70% loan-to-value
              • Monthly interest rates from 0.55% (other fees and charges apply)
              Do I need to do a survey on the property I’m interested in?

              A survey isn’t compulsory, but if you are unsure about the structure or condition of the property then you might wish to instruct a surveyor, an engineer, or a builder for some advice.

              But remember, as soon as the gavel falls there is a binding contract of sale. The property is at your insurable risk from this point.

              Bidding registration fee

              The bidding registration fee is required in order to be approved for bidding. The fee is £2,400 per lot and is deducted from your deposit upon exchange, if you are the highest bidder. If you are not the highest bidder, the bidding registration fee is refunded to you.

              What is a Proxy Bid?

              Here you will advise a representative as to your maximum bid, and the auctioneer will bid on your behalf up to your maximum. They will always endeavour to secure the property for you, either at, or below your maximum bid if possible. If the bidding in the room exceeds your maximum, then you proxy bid would end.

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