Pitching an auction sale to your new instructions

17th March 2021

There’s a sense of pride when a homeowner phones your branch looking to put their property on the market and, through word of mouth or online searches, your estate agency came highly recommended! The hard work comes once contracts are…

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Record lot growth for auctioneer despite stock falling nationwide

16th March 2021

Despite supply of homes falling in the wider property market, a leading auctioneer is reporting record growth which it sees as a sign that auctions are becoming more mainstream.  Following the launch of its 216-lot March auction catalogue, SDL Property Auctions…

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What does the budget mean for the property market?

12th March 2021

The Chancellor recently laid out his and the government’s economic plans for the year ahead in his latest budget address. There were many measures announced, including the extension of the furlough scheme and additional business support measures. Plus, there were…

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Return of a familiar name as Must be Sold by Auction is relaunched

11th March 2021

A familiar name has returned to the world of auctions with the relaunch of Must be Sold by Auction.  Operating as Must be Sold from 2008 until its closure in 2013, the brand was previously launched as a joint venture…

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The UK postcodes with the highest buy-to-let yields

10th March 2021

When choosing a buy-to-let property, there are so many elements to balance in order to get the biggest return on your investment. Not only are you looking for a reasonably priced property that has the potential to be rented out…

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Do you pay council tax on an empty property?

5th March 2021

Do you pay council tax on an empty property? Depending on how long that property has been vacant, your bill could be set to soar. While council tax discounts may be available for properties which are vacant for short periods,…

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Things to consider when buying a repossessed property by auction

5th March 2021

Buying any kind of property can be an exciting, nerve-wracking experience full of difficult decisions and, unless you’re well versed in property auctions, there are likely to be a few bumps in the road. Of course, this is more true…

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Auction properties sold for estate agents doubles in a year

2nd March 2021

After another successful National Property Auction brought February to a triumphant close, SDL Property Auctions has revealed that the number of properties sold in partnership with estate agents has doubled year on year.  The news reflects a growing trend of…

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Most affordable places to invest in property in the UK in 2021

2nd March 2021

When the time comes to start considering where exactly you want to purchase your next property, the list of considerations you’re likely to make is a long one. Amongst the usual concerns of ‘I want to stay within commuting distance…

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Property auction successes bust the cash buyer myth

26th February 2021

SDL Property Auctions and one of its partner agents WRB Auctions have observed a growing trend of customers buying properties with a mortgage, busting the myth that you need cash to buy at auction.  It is even a route which is becoming…

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Auctions remains one of the only viable ways to beat new proposed stamp duty deadline

24th February 2021

With news that the stamp duty holiday is likely to be extended until the end of June, one property expert is warning that auctions will remain one of the only viable ways for buyers and sellers to guarantee completion before…

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Keep the sales flowing: how to save a withdrawal

24th February 2021

So, you’ve worked hard to win a listing and done everything you can to attract viewings, but now you have a seller on the phone telling you they’re withdrawing their property from the market or moving to another agent. We…

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