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Process of buying land at our auction
Step-1 - Register for an auction
Register to our auction online by clicking on the button at the bottom of this section.
If the auction is not yet live, you will be redirected to fill out a register your interest form which then signs you up to our newsletter. Once the auction is released, you will receive a marketing email from us telling you that our UK land auction lots are now available to browse.
Step-2 - Start the bidding
Once you are fully registered and ready to bid, you’ll need to wait for the auction to officially start.
If the auction has not yet officially started but you have access to view the lots, you’ll be able to see the minimum opening bids, start and end times of specific lots, watch specific lots, and view further details of each lot, prior to it becoming available. Once the lot becomes available to bid, you’ll be able to bid on lots and view the current bid accordingly.
Step 3 - After you place a bid
It is important to remember to have done your own private due diligence on the lot before placing any bid.
Once your bid has been placed and you have the highest bid for the lot, our helpful team at Barney Estates & Auctioneers will privately contact you after the auction has finished in order to walk you through the next steps.Register online
Why choose us for when buying land the UK
The Barney Estates & Auctioneers team are experts in residential and investment property in London and throughout the UK. With a varied portfolio of land, development opportunities and residential properties, our friendly and experienced team can help you to buy or sell property in today’s fast-paced and dynamic real estate market.
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Why buy UK land at auction
Buying land at auction can be done for numerous reasons ranging from business opportunities, investments, construction, or even self-built homes.
When buying land at auctions, we recommend that you carry out your own private due diligence on every lot you bid on in order to ensure that the use of land is fit for use (for example, planning permission) and that you have run other private checks on it accordingly.
Another benefit of buying land at auction is that you can find exclusive off-the-market gems which might not be available to purchase via major portals. Furthermore, you could even find some lots below the current market price for UK land.
Types of UK land for sale at auction
Building plots for sale
Building plots generally gain higher interest and start at higher prices within land auctions. This is usually due to bidders having an interest in developing the land for commercial or residential use.
Plots that have planning permission in place will likely be priced higher than those which do not. However, it’s always recommended to confirm your own planning permission prior to placing any bids, as you will need this when starting your build.
In terms of price, the same can be said about the location of building plots in the UK. As similar to residential or commercial properties, plots closer to certain amenities are generally more desirable for buyers and therefore priced higher.
Smallholdings for sale
In the UK, smallholdings are usually smaller than farmlands and generally consist of a dwelling. These lots are becoming more popular as more buyers are moving out of their busy city lives and are waning to move into the peaceful countryside.
Farmland for sale
Farmland in the UK isn’t as high in demand, as not everyone wants to take up a farm. With that said, given building plots becoming too limited towards the South, farmland in the South has become the next best alternative for some — even for those who don’t necessarily farm.
Agricultural land for sale
These types of land listings are likely to not have any planning permission to build dwellings unless they are located near other houses. Therefore, it’s recommended you check to see if you can change the planning, prior to placing any bids on agricultural land plots.
With that said, these land listings are becoming more desirable to buyers, as other land opportunities are becoming more limited due to supply and demand. Therefore, as surrounding building plots get developed, they push the agricultural land closer to new surrounding housing.
* Generally speaking Guide Prices are provided as an indication of each seller's minimum expectation, i.e. 'The Reserve'. They are not necessarily figures which a property will sell for and may change at any time prior to the auction. Virtually every property will be offered subject to a Reserve (a figure below which the Auctioneer cannot sell the property during the auction) which we expect will be set within the Guide Range or no more than 10% above a single figure Guide.