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Our auctions are currently via remote bidding with In Person attendance to a maximum of 40 people.

We are now offering a chance for prospective purchasers to attend the auction room but with a limit of 40 people per auction. The remote bidding system we have set up applies to proxy bids, telephone bids, internet bids AND in person bidding. For those not able to attend we live stream our auctions so you can still feel very much involved on the day.

Our hybrid bidding form can be found within this text and under each property by clicking on the Bidding Form button. The form now has 4 tick boxes on the top as follows:-

  • Proxy: if you tick this box you will need to specify your maximum bid in writing on the form and the Auctioneer will bid on your behalf.
  • Telephone: a member of our team will call you from the auction room just before the the lot is being offered. There is no need to specify the maximum amount on the form. Please ensure you are free from 12 – 1pm as a minimum on the telephone number provided on the form.
  • Internet: you will be sent an e-mail with instructions on how to log in to the EIG website for remote bidding once the appropriate documentation and funds have been received. Once again there is no need to specify your maximum amount. Please note that if choosing to bid via internet that we cannot be held responsible for any difficulties that may occur due to the internet speed in your location.
  • In Person: you will still have to complete the form, send in your CERTIFIED ID but you will have an assigned paddle when you come to the room. We can only have the registered bidder in the room – family members will need to wait in the foyer.

Once you have decided which method you prefer you will need to provide the following documentation to us (via post or e-mail) to be eligible to bid:

  • A completed and signed remote bidding
  • CERTIFIED copies of 2 forms of ID, preferably your passport and a photocard driving licence. If you only have 1 of these then a recent utility bill or bank statement can be used as proof of address.

In order for your documentation to be considered as CERTIFIED you will need to take a photocopy of your original documents and then take your originals along with the photocopy to either your solicitor, a policeman, your bank manager, a teacher or someone else who holds a position in public office, and ask them to sign the photocopy to say that it is a TRUE COPY OF THE ORIGINAL. The Post Office also offers this service for a small fee. The person certifying will need to provide their work title and full address so that they can be contacted if necessary.

Once we have received your signed remote bidding form and 2 forms of CERTIFIED ID, you will then by sent details of our client account where funds are held specifically for auction day in order to send across the initial deposit and buyer’s fee totalling £5,600 per property. Without this initial deposit you will not be able to bid on the day even if you have completed a form and sent in your ID.

If you are unsuccessful on the day the full amount will be refunded to you within 2 working days of the date of auction. If you are successful you have signed the bidding form to agree that you will top up the deposit of £5,000 to the full 10% of the final sale price by close of business on the day of auction.

If you are sending your documentation by post you can alternatively include a blank signed cheque made payable to Phillip Arnold Auctions that will used to take the 10% deposit and buyer’s fee instead of transferring funds. The cheque will be shredded post auction if you are not successful.

Click here to download the registration form for telephone or proxy bidding.

For further details on buying at auction please click here. For further details on selling at auction please click here.