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Published on : November 1, 2017 16:05


Auction | Frequently Asked Questions

Where/When can I receive a catalogue?

The auction catalogue is typically released around 3 weeks before the scheduled date of the next auction. This will be available for viewing online through our PDF. You can also subscribe to our catalogue alerts to be notified as soon as the catalogue is available online. This catalogue is continually updated in the run-up to the auction day with property amendments and additional lots.

How can I receive auction news and updates?

You can subscribe to receive the latest auction news and updates for auction by clicking here. Along with receiving a copy of the auction catalogue as soon as it appears online, you’ll also receive exclusive offers, hot properties and all the latest news.

Preparing for the Auction day

What if I am bidding on behalf of another person/company?

If you are bidding on behalf of another person – or company – we require original identity documents for both yourself, as the bidder, and the person/company who will be listed as the purchaser. You must also have a letter of authorization from the purchaser for you to act and bid on their behalf. All documentation is needed on arrival at the auction. See below for what identification you need when bidding.

What proof of identity do I need?

If you are bidding as an individual, two forms of original identification will be required for each purchaser – one from each of the following groups:

Proof of Identity 

  • Valid Passport
  • National Identity Card
  • Valid Photo Card Driving Licence

Proof of Residence

  • Current Local Authority Tax Bill
  • A Utility Bill/Credit Card/Mortgage statement issued within the last three months (no internet printouts)

Company Identification (for people bidding on behalf of a company)

If you are bidding on behalf of a company we will need one of the following original forms of identification:

  • Proof of identity and residence from one of the directors (as detailed above)
  • Certificate of incorporation for the company (if a Limited Company)
  • Offical list of Directors

Where is the auction being held?

Our auctions are always held at the AJ Bell Stadium in Salford. For full details please click here.


By Car – The stadium is situated at Barton, off the M60, junction 11. GPS (53.469091, – 2.3778829)

By Bus – Buses from Manchester City Centre and Eccles: Number 67 to Liverpool Road, Irlam. Buses from the Trafford Centre: Number 100 to Liverpool Raod, Irlam (2 minutes walk from the Liverpool Road stop).

By Train – The nearest train stations are Irlam and Patricroft. For both stations walk to Liverpool Road and take the number 67 bus (as above).

By Tram – The nearest Metrolink tram stop is Eccles. From here, the stadium is approximately 40 minutes walk or take the number 67 bus along Liverpool Road as above.

What time does the auction start?

Registration for auction opens at 12 pm with the auction beginning at 1 pm.

What if I cannot attend the auction?

If you cannot attend the auction you can complete one of our proxy bidding forms and have a member of our auction team bid on your behalf. You can download the form here or call us directly on 0161 443 4740 for additional information.

Do I need to register for the auction day?

If you would like to bid on the day you must bring with you the relevant documentation (see above). If you’re simply coming to spectate or get a feel for buying/selling at auction no registration is required. Just turn up and enjoy the day!

Can the auction be viewed online?

We stream the auction day at on a variety of different online platforms. You can catch the auction on the EI Group, or you can watch live on Twitter and Facebook.

Auction packs, addendums & notices

Click the links below to get quick access to the most recent documentation for our most recent/up & coming auction (October):

Auction Catalogue

Auction Venue & Dates

Auction Catalogue Amendments

Legal Documentation 

Proxy Bidding Form

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