Auction Property Conveyancing

We offer comprehensive pre-auction advice and post-auction support to ensure that your transaction is legally sound and beneficial for both buyers and sellers.
  • What is auction property conveyancing?

    Auction property conveyancing refers to the legal process of transferring property ownership for properties bought at auction. This process differs from traditional property conveyancing due to the tight deadlines and immediate contractual obligations that occur at auction.

  • Can Sky Solicitors assist me in buying or selling a property at auction?

    Absolutely, at Sky Solicitors we are experienced in handling both the buying and selling process for auction properties. We can guide you through each step, ensuring that all legal requirements are met promptly and effectively.

  • What happens when I win a bid at an auction?

    When you win a bid at an auction, you will typically need to pay a deposit (usually 10% of the property price) immediately, and the remaining balance is typically due within 28 days. It’s crucial to have your finances and legal representation in place before the auction.

  • What legal checks should I make before buying a property at auction?

    Before bidding on a property at auction, we strongly recommend having a solicitor review the auction pack, which includes the title deeds, terms of sale, property information form, and any special conditions. At Sky Solicitors, we can provide a comprehensive review of these documents to uncover any potential legal issues.

  • Can Sky Solicitors assist with ‘off the block’ purchases?

    Yes, we can help with ‘off the block’ purchases, which occur when a property fails to meet its reserve price at auction and is then available for negotiation directly with the seller.

  • What happens if I can’t complete the purchase in the given timeframe?

    Failure to complete the transaction within the given timeframe (usually 28 days) can result in the loss of your deposit and potentially further costs. It’s crucial to ensure you have the necessary funds and legal representation ready to complete the transaction promptly.

  • What is a ‘guide price’, and how does it differ from the ‘reserve price’?

    The guide price is an indication of the seller’s minimum expectation and is often set lower than the reserve price to attract interest. The reserve price is the minimum price the seller is willing to accept, and this is confidential between the seller and the auctioneer.

  • How much does it cost to sell a property at auction?

    Selling a property at auction involves various costs, including the auctioneer’s commission, legal fees, and potential marketing costs. We can provide a detailed breakdown of all legal costs associated with selling a property at auction.

  • Can Sky Solicitors handle the conveyancing for a property I’m selling at auction?

    Yes, we can handle all aspects of the conveyancing process for a property you’re selling at auction. We can prepare the legal pack, liaise with the auctioneer, and ensure all contractual obligations are met after the sale.

  • Can you assist with buying a property at auction for the first time?

    Absolutely, we can guide first-time auction buyers through the entire process, ensuring they understand their legal obligations, potential risks, and how to prepare for the auction. Our goal is to make your first auction purchase as smooth and stress-free as possible.


The information provided in these FAQs is for general informational purposes only and may not reflect the most current legal standards or interpretations. Laws and regulations regarding leasehold enfranchisement are subject to change, and the specific circumstances of each case can impact its outcome. It is advisable to consult with a professional legal service provider like Sky Solicitors to obtain up-to-date and tailored advice based on your individual situation. Sky Solicitors can assess your case, provide accurate information, and guide you through the leasehold enfranchisement process in accordance with the most current laws and legal provisions.

Note: The FAQs provided are for informational purposes only and should not be considered as legal advice. It’s always recommended to consult with a professional legal service provider like Sky Solicitors for personalized advice related to your specific situation.