Registration and Remote Bidding

Allsop now requires all bidders who wish to bid at our auctions to register beforehand.

All checks required by current anti-money laundering legislation must be satisfactorily completed as part of this process before prior approval to bid will be given.

The registration process should be completed by anyone wishing to bid, including those who wish to bid remotely. Remote bidders will be given the choice of how they wish to bid ( Telephone, Online or Proxy) in this process.

All bidders will be required to upload documents such as Proof of ID and Proof of Address. If the Buyer’s details are different to the Bidder’s details, we will require the Buyer’s details and necessary documentation as well. The required documentation will vary depending on the Buying Entity. . Please click here for Anti Money Laundering Guidance.

Please ensure any uploaded documentation is current and in date. Any missing, unclear or out of date documentation will result in a delay in our granting approval to bid.

Registration Links appear on each individual lot page whilst a general link to register can be found below.

Some lots may have additional registration requirements. Please check each individual lot page for any such requirements.

Once we have completed our checks an approval to bid email will be sent to you, normally within two working days of receipt of your Registration. Registrations should be received by Allsop no later than two full working days prior to the Auction. Allsop is not obliged to accept late registrations.

On Auction day it is vital that you bring with you a printed copy of your approval to bid or electronic version (email on mobile phone) together with the photo ID you have supplied in the Registration process

Please do not leave registration to bid until the last minute.

**We offer a number of ways to bid remotely.

  • By telephone: In most circumstances it is possible for you to make bids over the phone to the auction room.

  • By proxy: You can authorise the Auctioneer to bid on your behalf up to your specified limit.

  • Online: You can view the auction live and bid online in real time

In order to bid remotely by any one of the methods above, you must complete the Bidder Registration process. As part of this, you will be required to upload documents including your proof of ID and address. The application to bid remotely forms part of this process.

Please note: All checks required by current anti-money laundering legislation must be satisfactorily completed as part of your application before approval to bid remotely will be given. Links to the Registration pages can be found on each individual lot page.

. Please click here for Anti Money Laundering Guidance.

Remote Bidding Registrations are to be completed no later than two working days prior to the Auction, Allsop is not obliged to accept late bids.

Please note that all the normal Allsop Auction Conditions of Sale, together with the Terms for Remote Bidders apply. In all cases, please ensure that you have seen any relevant addendum which appears on the lot page.

Register for the next Commercial Auction

Register for the next Residential Auction



Do I need to register to bid before the auction?

Yes. If you are intending to bid on a property at any of our auctions you will need to be pre-approved to bid before the sale. All checks required by current anti money laundering legislation must be satisfactorily completed as part of this process before prior approval to bid will be given. Please follow the link on each lot particulars page in order to register.

Approval to bid can take some time to be granted. We aim to grant approval within two working days of receipt of the registration details. Please allow plenty of time before the sale date to register.

I want to bid on more than one lot - do I need separate forms? No, you can add multiple lots to your online registration/application to bid remotely.

What is telephone bidding and how does it work? This is where a member of the Auction team calls your preferred contact number as specified on the form. If we cannot reach you on this number we will try the other numbers that you have provided. We normally offer about 20-25 lots per hour. In addition you may follow a live video feed on our website on the day of the Auction to check progress. Please note that, due to volumes and speed of auctions, we usually only contact you a few minutes prior to the lot being offered.

What is proxy bidding? This is where the Auctioneer bids on your behalf. You authorise Allsop to bid up to a specified amount which you would state under 'Maximum Bid Price'.

What is online bidding? This is where registered bidders make bids online during the live auction.

Payment of deposit monies and buyer’s fees by bank transfer/debit card Once your registration and the necessary anti money laundering checks have been satisfactorily completed (normally within two working days of receipt), we will ask you for the deposit monies and Buyer’s fees. You can pay these monies by cheque or via bank transfer/debit card. We will give you details of our Client Account (or contact you for debit card payments) to enable funds to be transferred.

What is the difference between the bidder and the buyer? The bidder is the person actually making the bids for the property. The buyer is the party that will actually be named on the contract and will be obliged to complete the transaction. The bidder may be the agent for the buyer, or the bidder and the buyer may be the same. The bidder is liable for the property purchase should the buyer fail to complete.

What ID do I need to supply if I am not a UK resident? All non UK residents should supply the required ID but we will require certified copies of the ID documents.