Guide to bidding by auction
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, you will unfortunately not be able to attend our auctions in person. However, they will still operate in the same way with the auctioneer conducting the auction, which will be livestreamed via our website.
If you are interested in purchasing any of the lots, we offer 3 different ways to bid. We already offered these services at our in-room auctions, so they are all tried and trusted ways of bidding. You will need to pre-register for each auction no later than 24 hours prior to the start of the Auction by completing our online registration process, please click here for further details and to register.
You instruct the auctioneer to bid on your behalf up to your maximum pre-set amount. Your bid is confidential between you and the auctioneers, and it will not be disclosed to anyone else. The auctioneer will bid on your behalf in accordance with the other bids, so you can still get the property for less than your top bid.
You can keep up-to-date with the bidding by watching the auction live and we will let you know the outcome at our earliest opportunity.
Please note, you can place a proxy bid on as many properties as you wish but you must be prepared to purchase all of them. If you want to bid on several lots but only buy one (in case your first bid is not successful) then you will need to opt to bid by telephone or internet.
You can bid on up to 5 properties by phone and you will need to be available on the day of the auction for us to contact you.
A member of our auction team will give you a call when we get to the lot(s) you are interested in and bid as per your instructions over the phone. If you are bidding on several lots we will call you as and when we get to each lot.
We also have the option to bid through a secure area on our website please click here. You will be able to see the bidding live and place your bid accordingly, click here for a guide to internet bidding.
Please note, you will need to create an Auction Passport account (also used to read the legal packs which we recommend you do before bidding). Please ensure you register with the same email address you provide to us for the system to identify you. If you don’t follow these important steps you won’t be able to bid.
Once we have processed your application and approved you to bid, you will receive an email from passport@eigroup with further instructions. If you already have an Auction Passport account or once you have created an account, you will also need to agree to the terms & conditions. You should then be ready to log in to bid on the auction day.
As with any auction, if you are successful, your purchase will be legally binding, and you will exchange contracts on the fall of the gavel. A member of our staff will sign the contract/special conditions of sale on your behalf, in accordance with the terms and conditions, which are available with our remote bidding form.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have completed all of your pre-auction checks which should include viewing the property, reading the legal pack (which can include costs in addition to the purchase price), checking the addendum for any changes to the catalogue, reading the important information, common auction conditions and remote bidding terms and conditions as well as arranging a survey and your finances (if applicable).
Please note that Bond Wolfe Auctions cannot be held responsible for internet/connection/communications problems which stop you from being able to bid for any of our auction properties.