Commercial Property Auctions UK

Our commercial property auctions provide investors or companies the opportunity to purchase a number of commercial, industrial, mixed use and investment properties through our network of auction rooms across the UK.

One of the benefits of attending an auction is that our auctioneers will be on hand to dispense advice on the commercial properties available and can give you guide price recommendations whilst talking you through the entire buying process.

Commercial premises and investment opportunities

If you are looking for an investment or a renovation project then you may benefit from attending our commercial property auctions. Regardless of whether it’s a retail, office or industrial space you are looking for, SDL Auctions is likely to have something to suit you. Search for commercial property to buy today.

Why sell your commercial property at auction?

Our team are extremely experienced at selling commercial lots with properties consistently selling for more than 40% over their guide prices. SDL Auctions work with a range of sellers from private individuals, solicitors, trustees, executors and local authorities on a regular basis.

Selling at auction has many advantages – for one, it’s quick! The process takes around six weeks, there’s no chain and your property is sold on the fall of the hammer.

The potential market is also much greater than you might expect, as there will be investors, developers and property dealers all interested in buying on the day. Selling by auction could prove to be the best method for selling your property – it doesn’t have to be a last resort!

Our commercial valuers have a wealth of experience with Ian Tudor, our Head of Commercial Auctions, having over 25 years experience working in the Midlands property market he’s advised on everything from former churches to cinemas!

We always have investment property and renovation properties for sale, see which commercial properties are available in our online auction today.

How to sell your commercial property at auction

The process of selling itself is really straightforward. Firstly, you need to arrange a free auction appraisal – this will help you find out what price you can expect to achieve, the timescales and any and all costs involved. Make sure to choose an auctioneer carefully, as this can have a massive impact on whether or not you achieve the best price for your commercial property. It can be tempting to go with an auctioneer who quotes you the best price, but if it doesn’t sell you may be left with extra costs.

You will work with your auctioneer to set a reserve price, which is the minimum price you’d be happy for the property to sell at. This is completely your decision, and is used so that a guide price can be set. The reserve is kept confidential and is only made public if your property doesn’t sell on auction day.

It’s important to register your property for sale at least four weeks before the auction. This makes sure it is included in the catalogue, and allows time for the auctioneer to market it. To do this, you’ll need to pay an entry fee which covers the marketing costs. We will market your property on Rightmove, on our own website, in local press, our auction catalogue and through our national email database.

If you are looking to sell at auction then get a free valuation today.

Our commercial property auctions are held in Derby, Leicester, Nottingham, Birmingham, Manchester, Stoke and Chester, so you can be sure that there will be something, somewhere for you! In the past, we have sold a variety of commercial lots at auction, including everything from police stations and churches, to former pubs and public toilets.

If you need more information about attending one of our auctions then please view our advice section or get in contact with our friendly team for further information.


  • I would firstly like to thank you for the amazing service you offered on the help of my property. You were very understanding and got us in to the brochure very last minute and luckily on first page, from start to finish I have been amazed on how fast and efficient you were – and Vejay too. I hope to use your services again and wish you all the best.”
    Mrs Minhas

    Mrs Minhas
  • “We’ve worked with Andy Thompson over a number of years in disposing of our excess stock. We always use Andy as he is excellent at maximizing value. He is extremely well connected in the North West and this really seems to help in identifying the best buyer for the property. On this particular lot, Andy secured a sale considerably above the reserve within a week of our instruction.”

    Vendor of 27 Cleveland Road, Crumpsall
  • “It has been so straight forward with no massive estate agent fees and my house went up in price not down in the way it happens with estate agents. I am now very nearly a cash buyer which really helps with negotiating on the next property!”

    Mrs M
  • “I’m still on cloud nine and wanted to contact you properly to say thank you for all your help and support during the purchase. Your friendly, professional manner made a very stressful situation so much easier to cope with. Fingers crossed now for a smooth completion. Thank you again.”

    Ms P
  • “I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your excellent service and customer care; the prompt email replies and general help have been much appreciated. I would have no hesitation in buying property through you in the future.”

    Mr S
  • “You and your firm’s professional approach were outstanding and I was amazed at the amount of technology that you use on the day. The screens and bidding information are clearly a great benefit to everyone in the room. You have an excellent team, who all worked so very hard during the sale.”

    Mr W
  • “[We] would like to thank you for all your help and support over the last couple of months. We hadn’t really considered the auction route, probably due to a lack of understanding of its benefits and pitfalls. We feel that with your patience, encouragement and professionalism, we have definitely had a very positive experience and we are more than happy with the auction outcome.”

    Mrs F