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A guide to… viewings

Did you know you can book viewings online via the SDL Property Auctions website?

It’s highly unlikely that you would purchase a car without taking it for a test drive. Nor would you bid on a property in one of our auctions without viewing it first. Someone’s idea of minor refurbishment works could be someone else’s idea of a full scheme of improvement!

As a buyer you need to do your due diligence and be in possession of all the facts prior to bidding in one of our auctions, whether it’s one of our monthly live-streamed National Property Auctions or an online Timed Auction. 

Viewings for Auction Events

Firstly, find the property you’re interested in on our website. You can view all the lots for our auctions by clicking on the ‘auctions’ button at the top of all the pages or by searching here. You’ll also be able to find things like the auction catalogue, lot legal pack, remote bidding form and the viewing details. 

For many of our properties, we produce virtual viewings which you’ll also be able to view on the listing. Simply click the ‘virtual viewing’ button and you’ll be taken to the viewing. If a virtual viewing has not yet been uploaded you can click on the ‘request viewing’ button in the listing, register your details with us  and we’ll get in touch to arrange your viewing. 

If you’re interested in a plot of land or development sites, you are able to view these when suits you best at your own convenience. 

There may be instances in which we are unable to offer viewings for a property due to its location or condition. If you have any questions, contact our friendly team on 0800 046 5454. 

All that’s left for you to do is register to bid on our website before midday on the day before the auction – it’s that simple.

Timed Auctions

If there’s a property in one of our Timed Auctions that you’re interested in, your first port of call should be to contact the partner agent who is selling the property. We also have a team of dedicated auction experts who’ll be able to give you a hand. You can contact them on 0345 222 0197.  

On your viewing

Our viewers will only remain at each property for 15 minutes so please arrive promptly. Due to coronavirus restrictions we ask that you wear a face covering to your viewing and take appropriate precautions (such as using hand sanitiser) before and after your viewing. For more information, take a look at our latest Coronavirus statement. You’re welcome to take your own photographs of the property and measurements should you require them.

On your viewing you may identify potential problems such as the structure of the property, damp issues or even suspect Japanese knotweed. If this is the case, we would recommend you attending a second viewing with a surveyor to inspect the property. 

What next?

If you’ve viewed the property and you’re interested in bidding, don’t forget to download and read the legal pack to complete your due diligence. Please remember to stick to your budget when bidding, but more importantly, enjoy the auction day experience – and good luck!