Buyers Guide


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Join over our National property investors and scores of happy private buyers & discover a modern and dynamic way to buy your next property. 

Click here to register your details, to view a legal pack, to book a viewing or to make an online bid.

Remember to opt-in for email updates to be informed about our latest property auctions. 

Verify your identity

Before bidding on a property, you’ll need to complete a quick identity check & remember this is a legal requirement. 

Checks are carried out online and you will receive the results immediately.

Please contact one of the team if you are not able to pass the online identity check & will do our very best to assist you with this.

Place bids

Simply enter the amount you would like to bid, and click bid! 

You are required to input payment details before bidding. 

Your card will be charged if you are the winning buyer at the end of the auction.

Find out more information about fees below.

Exchange immediately, online

Our traditional auctions operate with an immediate exchange. 

This means that when the auction timer reaches zero, and the reserve price is met, the exchange takes place online.

For our conditional auction, you will enter in to an exclusive reservation period with a view to exchange typically in 28 days, and complete 28 days thereafter or at a date to suit by mutual consent.
 

Frequently asked questions

What types of properties can I buy?

You will find all sorts of property at Country Property Auctions. 

We offer residential, commercial and mixed-use properties, and you can also bid on land and ground rents, as well as tenanted investments.

We’ve even been known to sell a houseboat and more of the unusual & always happy to help.

Where can I view the legal pack?

You can view the legal pack for each individual property on the property auction page. 

You will need to be logged in in order to download and print the legal documents.

We recommend you use a solicitor or conveyancer to review the legal documents, but that is entirely your decision and always invite you to do your own homework before bidding online.

TRADITIONAL ONLINE AUCTION

A fee of £2,400 (incl. VAT) is payable immediately at the end of the auction period. 

This amount will be taken from the £5,000 that is paid at the end of the auction.

Therefore, you will be required to pay the purchase price less £2,600 to the Seller.

Balance of the fee and the balance of the deposit on the purchase price which is either 5% or 10%, see key information on individual lots is collected the next working day via BACS payment.

CONDITIONAL ONLINE AUCTION

Typically a minimum fee of £6000 incl. VAT and this of course may vary either way subject to the auction LOT.

Can I wait until the last second to place my bid?

Yes, however please note that any bids made in the last 5 minutes will reset the timer to 5 minutes. 

This is to give all bidders a fair chance at placing another bid if they wish. 

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I’ve won the auction. What’s next?

Firstly, congratulations! 

Secondly the process is slightly different depending on whether you are successful in a traditional online auction or conditional online auction:

TRADITIONAL ONLINE AUCTION

We will contact you if you are the successful bidder and will charge you £5,000, of which, at least £2,600 is held in a secure client account as agent for the seller as a holding deposit (see below for further details on Fees).

 You should check the “Buyer Information - Fees” document contained as part of the legal documents for each property. 

You then have until 12pm UK time the next working day to pay the remainder of the 5% or 10% of the purchase price

You should contact your solicitor immediately after winning the bid (we will also contact you and your solicitor).

CONDITIONAL ONLINE AUCTION

We will contact you if you are the successful bidder and will automatically charge you a fee of £6,000 (incl. VAT) (using the payment details provided). 

Where applicable, you may be required to pay any outstanding amounts of the reservation fee immediately at the end of the auction, if your bid is successful. 

You should check the Reservation Contract document contained as part of the legal documents for each property. 

A reservation agreement is produced at the end of the auction and the auctioneer is authorised to sign this on behalf of both the successful buyer and the seller to evidence that an exclusivity agreement is in place between both parties. 

You then have 28 days to exchange on the property or at a date to suit by mutual consent.

You should contact your solicitor immediately after winning the bid (we will also contact you and your solicitor).

Note if you do not exchange by the agreed date, you will forfeit the entirety of the £6,000 and will still be liable for the full amount of the reservation fee.

 If due to the actions of the seller, exchange does not occur by the agreed date then your £6,000 fee is fully refundable by the seller as per our contract with them.