Most auction teams will welcome pre-auction offers, and if you are really interested in purchasing the property, then a prior offer is a good idea. Not all properties can be purchased before the auction as some sellers require them to be sold publicly in the auction room.
Before making a pre-auction offer, please ensure you have thoroughly inspected the legal pack. Consult with the auctions team to find out whether a prior offer can be considered, and if so put forward your very best bid. Your offer will need to be strong, at the top end or in excess of the guide price. If agreed, the purchase will take place under auction rules with an exchange well in advance of the auction day.