Sellers

Selling at Southgate Auctions is a really easy process.

Simply bring items into the saleroom for assessment, email us photographs or a free home visit can be arranged.

We take in most items through the door Tue, Wed & Thurs but we can also take in on the other days, it depends on what the items are and the clients needs, if in doubt please drop us an email or telephone us.

Unlike many Auction Houses, we pay out, by cash or cheque, just 2 days after the auction.

Do we sell anything?

As we do many Executor clearances we are obliged to sell as much as we can for the benefit of the Estate, therefore there may be items in the sale that we would NOT accept through the door; beds, cookers and such items. If in doubt as to whether your goods are suitable, please ask at reception.

Clearance and valuations

Having many years experience; we do this type of work with care, consideration and in complete confidence. We first visit the property to evaluate the contents and give a free valuation. We must stress that nothing must be thrown away until we have been able to view the premises in their entirety, this includes the contents of lofts, garages, sheds etc.

Can items be collected?

Yes. But as we charge a collection fee of £30 per hour (2 men + a van round trip), it is in your interest to bring small items to the rooms.

Where do items come from?

Most of the items we sell are submitted by local residents. We also contract to Banks, Courts, Solicitors, Estate Agents and the like. We are specialists in Executor clearances and are free to advice by appointment.

What do you charge to sell an item?

We charge the seller 20% of the hammer price; £4.00 per lot entry fee; no extra handling & insurance charges.

IN FACT NO HIDDEN CHARGES!

How do you pay out?

We can pay cash on the Wednesday following the sale, or if preferred we can pay by cheque.

Are items insured?

Absolutely! We have insurance cover for the lower guide price of the goods held on our premises.

When do we accept items?

We take in most items through the door, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9am – 5pm, Friday 9am – 1.00pm, but we can also take in on the other days, it depends on what the items are and the clients’ needs, if in doubt please email or telephone us

Can you put a reserve price on goods?

Yes, subject to a 10% auctioneers’ discretion.

PLEASE NOTE THAT VAT IS PAYABLE ON ALL OUR CHARGES.

 

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Sellers

Selling at Southgate Auctions is a really easy process. Simply bring items into the saleroom for assessment, email us photographs or a free home visit can be arranged. Unlike many Auction Houses, we pay out, by cash or cheque, just 2 days after the auction.

Click here for more information

 

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