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Statement regarding coronavirus and our auctions

Andrew Parker, Managing Director and Auctioneer at SDL Auctions
Updated: Thursday 14th May 2020

Following the success of our live-streamed auctions in March and April, we have now decided to continue with this format for our May and June auctions.

We will be holding national property auctions on Thursday 28th May and Tuesday 30th June. The auctions will be run via live video feed on our website and with internet, proxy and telephone bidding.

This will mean we will not hold our regular regional events, which would have taken place at Nottingham Racecourse, the AJ Bell Stadium in Manchester, Pride Park Stadium, Villa Park Stadium and the King Power Stadium, instead our monthly national property auctions will feature lots from across the whole country.

I will conduct the auctions alongside my wife Rachael – our East Midlands regional property manager – from the auction studio in our head office. We will be the only people in the room, so the rules of social distancing will be maintained.

Just as in a standard room auction, buyers will be able to place bids on the internet, by telephone and by proxy. I will handle proxy bids from the rostrum, Rachael will manage the internet bids and we will have a remote team communicating telephone bids to the auction room via Microsoft Teams.

You can submit your remote bidding form online here.

As usual, we will create an auction catalogue featuring all the lots for sale which will be available as a PDF download and an electronic page turner document from our website. We will not, however, be printing hard copies of our catalogue at this time. If you wish to sign up to receive our email alerts please click here.

The SDL Auctions team are working remotely via their usual telephone numbers, providing the same high level of service that buyers, sellers and estate agent partners expect. To find out more about selling a property, to request a non-contact valuation, you can call them on 0800 304 7879 or you can click here to fill in our simple online form.

We thank you for your continued support and understanding.