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Lot 50

Allsop seeks £7m for luxury London flat in October sale


The grade II-listed triplex apartment opposite Regent’s Park is one of the largest lots to be offered this year.

Lot 9 Barnard Marcus

Barnard Marcus auction raises £17m – £5m less than last year


Barnard Marcus raised £5m less at its sale this week than at the equivalent event in October 2017.

Strettons Romford

Strettons’ in-room success rate hits lowest level in years


Firm hopes after-sale deals will boost 58% success rate to 70%, but says it is ‘not disappointed’ by the result.

McHugh & Co Lot October

McHugh & Co October auction result is down £3.1m year on year


Sales at McHugh & Co’s latest auction on 4 October fell £3.1m short of the equivalent auction in 2017.

Savills Lot

Savills blames ‘settling’ market for lacklustre September sale


Auctioneer cites a ‘more normal’ climate in which buyer caution is compounded by wider economic uncertainty.

Villa Passalacqua

Concierge Auctions offers ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity to buy historic Italian villa


Concierge Auctions will offer an 18th-century luxury villa on Lake Como, Italy, at its next online auction on 30 October.

AR auction MK

Andrews & Robertson records lowest success rate since 1992


Andrews & Robertson recorded one of its lowest success rates ever at its latest auction on 20 September.

LSH wild boar hotel

LSH to hold first sale since cancelling ballroom auctions


Auction house is offering a five-lot catalogue for its next online sale, which opens for bids on 17 October.

Andrew Binstock, Auction House London3

Auction House defies sector downturn with sales growth


Auction House records positive results as sales figures grow 7.3% in the first eight months of the year

Clive Emson video

Auctions insights: Clive Emson


Against the backdrop of a tough market for auctioneers, Clive Emson tells Property Week why staff training, succession planning and high professional standards have benefited his auction house and the industry as a whole.


The fast emergence of blockchain technology could kill off the traditional ballroom auction

2018-09-07T09:25:00+01:00By Neil Singer

Participating in a public ballroom auction is a unique experience. It is the only place where you can exchange a contract to buy a property without signing a document – because if a bid is accepted by the auctioneer, a verbal contract is instantly formed.

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