Regional auctioneer sees record results

Friday 12 April 2019

Regional property auctioneer, Auction House, has delivered its best ever first quarter sales in its 12-year history.


Rare supercar discovered by auctioneers

Thursday 11 April 2019

A super-rare £250,000 BMW has been found tucked away in a shed in East London.


Auction sales unaffected by Brexit

Thursday 21 March 2019

A new report has found that, despite the uncertainty surrounding Britain's future within the EU, the auction market is thriving, with property transactions spiking in recent months.


Auctioneering best practice in Parliamentary Review

Monday 11 March 2019

Leading property auctioneer Graham Penny has featured in the latest housing edition of the Parliamentary Review, a bespoke publication which aims to share best practice from the industry.


Clive Emson leap into spring

Tuesday 26 February 2019

Propertymark Protected Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers is turning up the heat for its upcoming sale, cataloguing a bumper 134 lots.


Chinese ivory smuggler jailed in Tanzania

Wednesday 20 February 2019

A prominent Chinese buisnesswoman, dubbed the 'Ivory Queen', has been sentenced to 15 years in jail this week, after being found guilty of smuggling hundreds of elephant tusks.


Cheffins undergoes major re-brand

Friday 15 February 2019

The 200-year old Cambridge-based professional services and auctioneering business, Cheffins, has launched a complete brand overhaul including a new logo, corporate colours and website.


Leading auctioneer comes back to the job he loves

Monday 11 February 2019

One of the country’s leading property auctioneers is returning to the job he loves this week as he takes to the rostrum once again, following a 12 month absence.


Recruitment guru criticises aggressive interview approach

Wednesday 06 February 2019

The Managing Director of the UK’s longest-established estate agency recruitment consultancy has issued advice to companies about taking an unnecessarily aggressive approach to job interviews.


SDL Auctions proud to support national conference’s theme of integrity

Thursday 31 January 2019

SDL Auctions has said it is proud to support the key themes of honesty and transparency at this year's NAEA Propertymark National Conference, by becoming a gold sponsor of the event.


Quirky property heads to the sale room

Thursday 31 January 2019

If you like peace and quiet, NAVA Propertymark Protected Paul Fosh Auctions might have just the thing you're looking for.


Historic bank up for auction

Wednesday 23 January 2019

A former Somerset bank, complete with underground vault and a unique history, is going under the hammer next month with Clive Emson Auctioneers.


Wilsons Auctions holds UK's first seized cryptocurrency auction

Friday 18 January 2019

NAVA Propertymark Protected auctioneers, Wilsons Auctions, kicked off 2019 by launching the UK’s very first seized cryptocurrency auction, with a 24-hour online auction.


Auction rooms beat the Brexit blues

Tuesday 15 January 2019

Auction houses across the UK are challenging the notion that Brexit spells bad news for businesses by posting record figures for 2018.


John Pye to create 150 new jobs

Tuesday 15 January 2019

Nottingham based John Pye have reported some 150 new jobs are set to be created in Chesterfield, following the announcement it plans to open a new auction site in the town.


Commercial property proves popular under the hammer

Thursday 10 January 2019

SDL Auctions Bigwood’s latest Birmingham auction brought a great result for commercial properties, as competitive bidding saw lots including an old bank and a former social club raise over £5.3 million.


New partnership for Gilson Gray and Pattinson Auction

Wednesday 09 January 2019

Gilson Gray Property Services have teamed up with the UK’s fastest growing auction house, as part of a pioneering partnership aimed at providing an additional – and potentially lucrative – marketing tool for house sellers.


Millennials increasingly opting for antique furniture

Monday 07 January 2019

A new generation of bargain hunters are turning to antiques when it comes to home interiors, as a way to reduce their carbon footprint and save money.


Ivory Bill receives Royal Assent

Thursday 20 December 2018

Today, the Ivory Bill gained Royal Assent and became the Ivory Act 2018. The Government believes that tighter controls on trading ivory will go some way to curtailing the threat to elephants from poaching. The legislation is not expected to come into force until late in 2019 due to challenges around practical implementation.


Workplace wellbeing – is it working?

Tuesday 18 December 2018

The latest research from the British Safety Council reveals how employee wellbeing is being compromised by a lack of understanding of how to implement effective programmes.


What did the agricultural market hold for 2018?

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Sales of agricultural machinery and plant equipment for 2018 has been strong, with on-site auctions at farms proving popular with the punters, and prices for individual pieces rocketing. We catch up with the good folks at Cheffins for an analysis of the year.


Will the Making Tax Digital deadline change for small businesses?

Thursday 22 November 2018

In a report out this week, HMRC's Making Tax Digital programme has been slated, with criticism levied at the Government that the new regime, whilst well intentioned, simply hasn't been fully considered and that the timescales for implementation were too optimistic.


GDPR: the threat is real

Monday 19 November 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) might seem like old news, but don't become complacent as the threat of an attack is still very real.


Propertymark Qualifications named as the first end-point assessor

Friday 02 November 2018

Propertymark Qualifications has been announced as the first end-point assessment organisation to be recognised by the Education and Skills Funding Agency for the Junior Estate Agent Apprenticeship standard.


ASA ruling on misleading fees in auction advert

Thursday 01 November 2018

In a recent Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruling, Christie's were found to have misled bidders about auction fees payable.


Ivory Bill progress update

Thursday 25 October 2018

The Ivory Bill was discussed in the House of Lords yesterday, with peers having the opportunity to debate the Bill and vote on amendments that were tabled by various members.


NAVA Propertymark Novice Auctioneer of the Year 2018 - winner announced!

Thursday 25 October 2018

We're delighted to announce the winner of last night's prestigious NAVA Propertymark Novice Auctioneer of the Year for 2018.


Offensive Weapons Bill

Monday 22 October 2018

The Offensive Weapons Bill is currently making its way through Parliament, which could affect antiques dealers, traders and auctioneers. If passed it's expected that under Section 17, businesses will no longer be able to post knives out to residential addresses.


And the award goes to...

Wednesday 17 October 2018

This afternoon, Propertymark Qualifications held its annual awards ceremony in the Cholmondeley Room at the House of Lords, celebrating excellence in learning and development in the property industry.


Have you downloaded the new AML Guide?

Tuesday 09 October 2018

Whilst it may be estate agency that gets all the press, Anti-money Laundering (AML) is also an important area for auctioneers as it's an industry criminals are known to target in order to launder large amounts of money via the purchase of high value goods or property.