What is a telephone/proxy bid?

Telephone or proxy bidding allows those who cannot come to the auction in person to still be able to bid.

With telephone bidding, a member of the auctions team will call you during the auction. They will advise you as to where the bidding is, including all competing bids as they are received, and they will bid on your behalf with your instructions. Please bear in mind, there is a risk that the telephone connection could be lost so you wouldn’t be able to bid, so you may wish to advise your maximum bid in advance in case this occurs.

Proxy bidding means that you advise the auctions team as to your maximum bid, and the auctioneer will bid on your behalf up to your maximum. They will always endeavour to secure the property for you, either at or below your maximum bid if possible. If the bidding in the room exceeds your maximum, then you proxy bid would end.

If you wish to bid by Telephone or Proxy, you can download the form on the property details page, along with the relevant terms & conditions for bidding by this method. Arrangements will need to be set up prior to auction day, with information provided, documents sign and funds made available for the purchase deposit should your bid be successful. ID verification will be required and a remote bidder will need to have done all the usual due diligence in advance.