Clive Emson and Land Auctioneers will hold its auction remotely next week, adding to the list of auction houses moving to online auctions due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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The regional auctioneer, which has auctions scheduled between 23 and 27 March, will be streaming its sale online, with prospective bidders also able to bid by phone or by proxy.

The sales, which were going to be held in Chelmsford, Maidstone, Fareham, Saltfish and Brighton, will begin at a later time of midday instead of the usual 11am starts.

“Following recent advice regarding the continuing spread of Covid-19, we will be implementing our plan to live video stream our March auction via the internet only. The safety of our clients, customers and staff is of paramount importance to us as is the commercial interests of all those involved,” said managing director James Emson.

“By live streaming our auction, prospective bidders will be able to bid remotely online, by proxy or telephone. With many venues closing their doors to the public we believe now is the right time for this decision to be made in order to ensure adequate time for all prospective bidders to register for our remote bidding services.”