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    Allsop are the leading and most successful property auctioneers in the UK and Europe, offering lots from across the UK and Northern Ireland. 

    A minimum of seven residential sales are held every year. Around 250-350 properties are offered at each auction, including vacant and investment properties, ground rents, land and development opportunities and secondary commercial lots. 

    Allsop's average success rate last year was 88%, compared with an industry average of 66%. 

    Allsop take great pride in the level of service offered to clients. This service is enhanced by an awareness that, not only do they have a duty to achieve the best possible price for their clients, but also a duty of care to their many bidders. These bidders have come to rely on the high quality of the information contained in the Allsop catalogues and the level of service provided, enabling them to purchase at auction with confidence and ease.
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Why Sell at Auction?
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    Auction is regarded as the optimum method of disposal for a wide range of sellers, from private investors and property companies to banks, housing associations and local authorities.

    • Speed
    • Certainty of sale
    • Best price
    • Transparency
    • Multiple disposals
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    Why Sell with Allsop?
    • The UK'S no.1 property auctioneer
    • Experience & service
    • Impartial advice
    • Unrivalled market exposure for your property
    • Well attended auctions
    • Nationwide experience
    • We achieve results
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    The Auction Process

    1. Appraisal

    2. Instruction

    3.Inspection

    4. Marketing

    5. Auction day

    6. Completion


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Buying at Auction
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    There are 10 things you need to do to prepare for buying at an Allsop residential auction:
    1. Find a property
    2. Check the guide price
    3. Check for changes to property information
    4. View the property
    5. Register your interest
    6. Obtain independent legal advice
    7. Obtain a survey
    8. Arrange finance
    9. Check the property is still available
    10. Understand all terms and conditions


    Offers can be made in writing prior to the auction and if you can't attend the auction then you can bid by telephone, by proxy or online.
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    In addition to auctions, Allsop offer an extensive range of services for residential, commercial and mixed use property, including:

    - Affordable Housing

    - Business Rates

    - Development Agency & Advisory

    - Insolvency - Investment (Sales & Acquisition)

    - Lease Consultancy

    - Office Leasing (Central London)

    - Private Rented Sector & Build to Rent

    - Residential Management (ARIM)

    - Valuation

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Meet our Team
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    The Residential Auction department is headed by Partners Gary Murphy, Chris Berriman and Stuart Gayer, together with a dedicated support team of 20. 

    Allsop have the people, the skills, the experience and the drive to maximise value for their clients in any given market and like to do business in theirr own distinctive Allsop style - open, friendly and honest.

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    Gary Murphy - Partner and auctioneer
    Gary joined Allsop in 1987 and was invited to join the Partnership in 1991. Since then, he has been head of the Residential Auction Department with Chris Berriman. The department is now the largest residential auction house in the UK and sells up to 2000 lots each year to a value of around £400 million.

    Gary is vice chair of the RICS Auctioneering Group, a member of the RICS Auction Legal Review Group and a former member of the RICS Estate Agency Group. He is past chair of the RICS Agency Skills Panel and past chair of the ISVA Auctioneering committee.

    Gary is also a director of Allsop Ireland, a joint auction venture with Space Property Consultancy in Dublin, Ireland. He was the first auctioneer to conduct multi lot auctions in the Republic.

    Gary is the author of many articles in regular trade press, a frequent speaker at professional conferences and a regular charity auctioneer.
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    Chris Berriman - Partner and auctioneer
    Chris joined Allsop in 1987 and has worked within the residential auction department ever since. Chris has been responsible for the running and expansion of the residential auction with Gary Murphy. The department is now the largest residential auction house in the UK.  Chris became an Equity Partner in 1999 and is the Residential Managing Partner.

    In 1989 and 1990 he was the winner of both the London Heat and National Final of the ISVA's auction competition. Chris was awarded The Hammerson Prize for the College of Estate Management's Diploma in Surveying in 1992 for ISVA's best Professional Assessment Presentation in 1994.

    He is a second generation auctioneer.
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    Stuart Gayer - Partner
    Stuart left school in 1988 and joined Allsop in the same year. He began his career in the Commercial Investment Department where he worked for three years before joining the residential Auction team where he remains to this day.

    Stuart Specialises in North and East London Property and deals with some of the larger auction lots in each sale. Stuart sold 'Brookside Close' The former television show site for receivers and a former Nuclear Bunker in Essex for Essex CC which gained him lots of media exposure. Stuart was invited to join the partnership in May 2013 and works closely with the commercial auction team.
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    Jourdan Prowting - Partner
    Jourdan joined Allsop's residential auction department in 1997. He became an associate in 2005 and was subsequently promoted to Salaried Partner in 2008 at the age of 29.

    Jourdan is responsible for advising banks in respect of portfolios of distressed property for auction. In addition he focuses on Central London property, advising buyers and sellers by both auction and private treaty. He works closely with our private treaty investment team in this regard.
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    Richard Adamson - Partner and auctioneer
    Richard joined Allsop and the Residential Auction team in January 2001 as an intern and subsequently joined the Graduate Scheme that September. He then returned to the Residential Auction team in 2004 as a Surveyor. In 2006 he entered the RICS national auction competition, coming runner up in the final. Later that year Richard took to the rostrum professionally for Allsop and has been an Auctioneer ever since. He has been a Partner of the firm since 2012.

    Richard has spent a large portion of his time selling assets on behalf of banks, receivers, administrators, liquidators and mortgagees. More recently clients have included developers, traders and property companies. He has a wide range of experience in selling all residential asset types, with a more recent expertise in selling former office buildings with Permitted Development Rights for residential conversion.
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    Richard Watson - Partner
    Richard joined Allsop in 2001 as a Graduate Surveyor rotating between its Valuation, Investment and Auction departments. In 2003 he qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and joined the Commercial Auction Department where he worked for 5 years before joining the Residential Auction Department in 2008. 

    Specialising in the disposal of property assets via auction Richard has successfully sold a wide range of commercial, residential and mixed use property from Scotland to the Isle of Scilly. Key clients include Banks and Receivers who have the duty to obtain best price in a professional manner. Richard is also currently expanding Allsop's presence into Northern Ireland.
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    Jamie Clarke - Partner
    Jamie joined the Residential Auction Team at Allsop in October 2007, was promoted to Associate in 2009 and to Partner in 2014.

    Jamie is involved with business development primarily working with Housing Associations, London Boroughs, Local Authorities and Government Bodies.

    Clients include: L & Q, Riverside, Metropolitan, Family Mosaic, Amicus Horizon, Paradigm Housing Group, Hyde, Genesis, Greenfields, Hexagon, East Thames, A2 Dominion, Southern, Raglan, Treasury Solicitors, Hammersmith and Fulham, Hillingdon, Greenwich, Haringey, Lewisham, Suffolk Council, City and County of Swansea.
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33 Wigmore Street ,
London,
W1U 1BZ
Buying: 020 8012 1518  Local call rate
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33 Wigmore Street,
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W1U 1BZ
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