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Carol Bryson MNAEA, Managing Director of JP Harll

We are delighted to announce that from January 2024 we are partnering with Pattinson Auctions to offer our sellers an alternative method of selling their property.

We chose Pattinson’s as they are an independent business set up by Keith Pattinson over 35 years ago.  They have grown from one office with one man selling 3 properties to 26 offices with over 250 members of staff. 

We have printed brochures and guides here in the office for anybody who is interested in considering this method of sale and we can also send them via email if you prefer.

The Guides cover the reasons why you might choose to opt to auction your property.

Usually, property sellers tend to market their property via conventional methods; however, selling property via private treaty sometimes involves:

• A lengthy process.

• No firm commitment from a buyer.

• Risk of the sale falling through.

• No firm date for completion of the sale.

• Re-negotiation of price after the sale is agreed.

 Pattinson Auctions created an Auction Solution to eliminate these traditional pitfalls, which quickly exchanges your property for the maximum price in today’s market and for a 0% Sales Fee.  They have partnered with many Estate Agencies throughout the country to offer their services.

Their Auction Department has almost 30 years of experience selling property across the UK, accumulating over 6.5 million page views per year via our Online Bidding Platform. Along with instant property feeds to all leading property portals, they guarantee your property receives maximum exposure to attract as many potential buyers as possible.

Their experienced team will oversee the transaction right through to completion. At the same time, you remain in control of any significant decisions, ensuring you feel supported at every step of your property journey.

Auction properties come in all shapes, styles, and values.  It’s a common misconception that only run-down and distressed properties sell at auction; however, this is not the case. They’ve successfully sold properties all over the UK, ranging from detached family homes to stylish loft-style apartments via their tried and trusted Auction Solution.

The Guides also explain how a Property Auction Works:

We will enter your property into a unique auction cycle with a fixed end date. Together, you agree on an attractive Starting Bid to market your property and an undisclosed Reserve Price. Once agreed, marketing of your property begins immediately via their Online Bidding Platform and all leading property portals.

• Starting Bid - This price is set lower than your reserve price to generate as much interest as possible

• Reserve Price - A minimum price you are seeking to achieve. Your property is not sold for anything less than this amount - unless under your express permission. Only you and the Auction Department are aware of what the Reserve Price is.

• Auction Date - Your property will sell for the highest bid at auction end, but only if the offer meets or exceeds your pre-agreed Reserve Price.

• Viewings -We encourage interested parties to view the Video Tour of your property in the first instance, where possible, to maximise the number of potential viewers to your property. JP Harll will only arrange a physical viewing for proceedable buyers, to eliminate time-wasting.

• Legal Pack - Pattinsons legal team partners will produce a legal pack at no upfront cost allowing buyers to carry out their due care and diligence before placing an offer. The legal pack allows all parties to facilitate an exchange of contracts as soon as there is an acceptable offer.

• Commercial Property -There are more variables to consider when selling a commercial property, whether a business is currently operating from the premises, or not. Their expert team are there to guide you through the process, from preparation to completion. As members of RICS (Royal Institute for Chartered Surveyors), they have a qualified team dedicated to overseeing the sale of your commercial property is as hassle-free as possible.

What are the Benefits?

We will sell your property with 0% Sales Fee, meaning you keep all of your sales proceeds. There are no upfront costs to list your property, and they have partnered with solicitors who can provide you with a legal pack on a No Sale, No Fee basis. Therefore, you will only have solicitor costs to cover when your property sells.

• 0% Sales Fee - You can sell your property with absolutely no estate agency fees to pay!

• Control Over the Price - Your property does not sell for less than you allow.

• Complete Transparency of Sale - All bids on your property are visible via our Online Bidding Platform enabling interested parties to place offers anywhere, anytime. Enabling us to drive up the sale price as buyers bid against one another.

• A Committed Buyer - Your buyer is obligated to pay non-refundable fees once you accept their offer. They are then financially committed to purchasing your property at the agreed price, ensuring you a secure sale. The fees we collect from the buyer allow us to give you the full auction advertising and marketing without any cost to you.

• A Timeline Which Suits You - Your property sells quickly. The buyer must complete within timescales of 28 or 56 days, or a lengthier completion if more agreeable.

Myths & Truths of Auction

 Myth.   Auction is only for experienced, cash-rich investors.

Truth.   Everyone can buy at Auction, including mortgage and first-time buyers.


Myth.    Auction is only for low end, rundown properties and desperate sellers.

Truth.   Any type of property is suitable for Auction. We’ve successfully sold properties all over the UK, including detached family homes and stylish loft-style apartments.


Myth.    There are large commission fees to pay.

Truth.   We will sell your property with 0% sales fee. As we collect fees from the buyer, we can give you the full auction advertising and marketing without any cost to you.


Myth.    I have to accept the highest bid on my property, which may not be the price I was hoping to achieve.

Truth.   The Reserve Price you set ensures the property never sells for less than you expect. We advertise your property with an attractive starting bid, leading to more viewings and interest; this equates to more offers and ensures you achieve the best possible price in the current market.


Myth.    Too fast.

Truth.   You can decide whether you would like the sale to complete within 28 or 56 days, but this can be tailored to your requirements


When and Where?

Buyers can bid on your property, anywhere, anytime in ‘real-time’ by visiting