Our hybrid auctions offer potential purchasers the opportunity to bid in-room, online, by telephone or proxy giving you total flexibility to bid from anywhere in the world.

Following the pandemic, we are excited to return to the room for our next auction, taking place at our usual venue at The Holte Suite at Aston Villa FC. If you are unable to attend in person you can still take part by pre-registering to bid remotely.

Bidding in-person

Everyone is welcome to attend our auctions, however if you wish to take part in the auction you must register when you arrive and obtain a bidding paddle.  You will need 2 forms of original identification (1 photo ID such as your driving licence or passport and 1 proof of address such as a bank statement or utility bill no more than 3 months old or your driving licence if not used as photo ID), your national insurance number and length of time at your current address.  If you are bidding jointly with anyone else, on behalf of a 3rd party or company please click here for details of additional identification and documentation you must bring with you to the auction.

If you would like to save time when you arrive at the auction, please click here to print our in-room registration form which you can complete and bring with you on the day.  Once you have registered you can bid for any lot(s) you are interested in live in the auction room.

If you are the successful bidder, you will also need to pay your 10% deposit (subject to a minimum of £5,000) and administration fee of £1,680 (£1,400.00 plus Vat) by debit card immediately on the fall of the gavel. For lots offered on behalf of Birmingham City Council, you are required to pay the deposit and administration fee by banker’s draft which will be checked prior to your bid being accepted.

 

Proxy bidding

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. Please click here to register for remote bidding.

Telephone bidding

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.  You do not need to call us on auction day, and if you are bidding on several lots we will call you as and when we get to each lot. Please click here to register for remote bidding.

Internet bidding

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. Please click here to register for remote bidding.

Please note that Bond Wolfe cannot be held responsible for internet/connection/communications problems which stop you from being able to bid for any of our auction properties.

For proxy, telephone and internet bidding you must pre-register to bid, provide 2 forms of identification, national insurance number and length of time at current address for yourself and each party.  You will also be required to register your debit card details before being authorised to bid.

As with any traditional 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 remote bidding terms and conditions.

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).

If you are looking for more information on property auctions or further advice on remote bidding, please contact the auction team on 0121 312 1212 or click here to see how we can help.