How to Register to Bid
If you’re interested in bidding on a property, you’ll need to know how to register to bid at our auctions.
The registration process is broadly the same whether an auction is online-only, in-room or live streamed.
Below we guide you through the steps and answer some of our most frequently asked questions.
When the online catalogue is released you can:
- Select the lot(s) you intend to bid on
- Select your bidding method (applies to in-room and live streamed auctions only)
- Enter your bidder and (if different) buyer details including name, email and address
- Enter your solicitor's details
From six days prior to auction you can complete the remainder of your registration:
- Review and accept all terms and conditions
- Arrange your bidder security (see FAQs below for further details)
- Complete certified ID verification checks for the bidder and (if different) the buyer. Details of the required documents can be found here
Important - If bidding at an online only auction you will need to sign up to our online bidding platform prior to auction day:
- Upon successful registration, you will receive an email from Allsop with final joining instructions and details of how to register on our online bidding platform
- Once your online bidding platform account has been approved, you will be able to bid when bidding opens on the day
Please note that each auction sale has its own unique approval process. You will therefore need to register to bid for each and every auction.
We will make every effort to assist you in registering to bid before the auction. You are strongly advised to register no later than 24 hours before the auction. We accept no responsibility for failure to administer late registrations.
We know that registration can seem a bit complicated and we’re to help.
That’s why we’ve answered some of our most frequently asked questions about registering to bid online.
FAQs: Registering to bid
Yes, to bid at an Allsop auction you need to register to bid.
You can register as soon as the online catalogue has been released. Then you can select the lots you intend to bid on and enter bidder, buyer and solicitor details.
Six days prior to auction day you can complete your registration, arrange your bidder security and complete our certified ID verification checks.
You are strongly advised to complete your registration no later than 24 hours before the auction. We accept no responsibility for failure to administer late registrations.
Yes, you can add multiple lots to your registration by adding these to your “watchlist”.
A bidder security payment authorisation is required for each lot you wish to bid for. This is detailed on the payments page when you register and an amount will be held on your debit card via our secure online payment method.
The amount required is as follows:
- Commercial Auctions - £10,000 per lot and inclusive of the Allsop buyer’s fee*
- Residential Auctions - per lot and inclusive of the Allsop buyer’s fee*
- Guide price: £1 - £49,999 - bidder security payable = £2,000 per lot
- Guide price: £50,000 - £149,999 - bidder security payable = £5,000 per lot
- Guide price: £150,000 and above - bidder security payable = £10,000 per lot
* For details of the Allsop buyer’s fee see How to Buy Property at Auction
Yes. If you have used the online payment authorisation, we will request all "holds" to be released within 24 hours of the auction day. If for any reason you cannot access your funds after this time please contact your bank directly, as some banks take longer to process the releases than others.
If you cannot use the online bidder identity function then you will need to supply certified copies of the required bidder identification documents by e-mail. Further detail of what you’ll need to supply will be outlined during the registration process.
Yes, you need to register to bid before each auction. If you aren't registered you won’t be able to bid.
If you have registered to bid previously some of your details will already be saved in your account, so the process is likely to be quicker.