Allsop is the leading property auctioneer in the UK

We hold seven residential and six commercial auctions in the UK every year, selling a wide range of properties for occupation, development or investment.

Benefits of Buying at Auction

Quicker than other methods

One of the main benefits of buying property at auction is the speed at which the whole process can be completed. Buying through agents can take months, but an auction purchase can be over in a matter of minutes. If you’re the highest bidder when the hammer falls, you’re legally bound to buy it. You’ll have to provide a 10% deposit on the day of the sale, with the remainder payable 20 to 30 days later.

Transparency

Auctions allow you to take advantage of a much more open and transparent buying process. You are aware of all the other buyers and know how many people are interested in the same property as you.

Timing

There is no pressure to get your offer in first, as with other property buying methods. When it comes to timing, auctions offer a ‘level playing field’. Sales don’t fall through due to lengthy delays from other parties or breakdowns in communication.

Greater choice of properties

There’s also usually a wider range of properties on offer at auction. Allsop alone has anywhere between 350 and 500 UK properties, across commercial and residential, up each time. You’ll find information on all properties in the auction catalogue, which is made available in print and online around 3 weeks before the day itself.

Choice of ways to bid

If you can’t be at the auction in person, there are several ways to bid remotely:

  • By proxy – The auctioneer will place bids on a your behalf up to a specified limit
  • By telephone – Call into the auction room and bid over the phone
  • Online – After completing a registration form, you’ll be able to bid online simply clicking the highlighted increments on screen

For more information on buying at auction, watch our Guide to Buying Video below or contact a member of the commercial or residential team.

Video guides

Meet the Commercial Auction team

Commercial Auctions

General Enquiries

Commercial Auction

Patrick Kerr

Partner

Commercial Auction

FRICS

Mark Gower

Partner

Commercial Auction

MRICS

Duncan Moir

Partner

Commercial Auction

MA FRICS

George Walker

Partner

Commercial Auction

MRICS

Neil Mackilligin

Consultant

Commercial Auction

FRICS

Gregor Campbell

Partner

Commercial Auction

MRICS

Chris Childs

Partner

Commercial Auction

MRICS

Alex Neil

Partner

Commercial Auction

MRICS

Philip Parsons

Partner

Commercial Auction

MRICS

Will Clough

Associate

Commercial Auction

MRICS

Jonathan Wright

Associate

Commercial Auction

MRICS

Doug Guild

Senior Surveyor

Commercial Auction

Ben Hodge

Senior Surveyor

Commercial Auction

MRICS

Tom Hanson

Surveyor

Commercial Auction

Antonia Beech

Auction Assistant

Commercial Auction

David Marshall

Graduate Surveyor

Residential Valuation

Ronnie Morgan

Graduate Surveyor

Commercial Valuation

Karl Senghore

Graduate Surveyor

Insolvency

Caroline Rundle

Viewings Co-ordinator

Commercial Auction

Chattie Webb-Bowen

Secretary

Commercial Auction

Meet the Residential Auction team

Residential Auction

General Enquiries

Residential Auction

Gary Murphy

Partner

Residential Auction &
New Homes Online Auction

LLB FRICS FSCSI

Richard Adamson

Partner

Residential Auction &
New Homes Online Auction

BA(Hons) DipSurv

Chris Berriman

Partner

Residential Auction &
Senior Management Team

Dip Surv (CEM) MRICS

Stuart Gayer

Partner

Residential Auction

MNAVA

Jourdan Prowting

Partner

Residential Auction

Jimmy Bruce

Partner

Residential Auction

Jamie Clarke

Partner

Residential Auction

Simon Hepworth

Partner

Residential Auction

BA (Hons)

Richard Watson

Partner

Residential Auction

MRICS

Zoe Baxter

Associate

Residential Auction

MRICS

Tom Wright

Associate

Residential Auction

MRICS

Laura Kerr

Senior Surveyor

Residential Auction

MRICS

Harriet Mitchell

Senior Surveyor

Residential Auction

MRICS

Will Taylor

Senior Surveyor

Residential Auction

Roseanna Eden

Graduate Surveyor

Residential Auction

Ben Morrall

Apprentice

Residential Auction