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    Selling and buying property at auction
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    It's a lot easier to sell or buy property at auction than you might think, and it offers a high degree of certainty that contracts will be exchanged on the stated day. In just four to six weeks the entire sales process, from instruction to exchange of contracts, is achieved. Sales are entirely open and transparent and nearly all types of property and land are suitable to sell at auction.

    Romans Auctions is one of the country's leading and most experienced regional auctioneers, specialising in the sale of residential and commercial property and land. We cover Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Middlesex, Oxfordshire and Surrey.

    Led by Auctions Director Simon Clayton, our experienced team help all those looking for a fast and effective way to sell or buy property. We provide no obligation advice on how to obtain the best possible price at auction, as demonstrated by our high sold success rate, beating the national sales average.

    Romans' auction sales room has now moved to the Green Park Conference Centre in Reading; offering our customers a bigger and better located venue in the commercial centre of the Thames Valley.

    Before buying or selling at auction why not see how it works for yourself? Romans' auctions are free to attend, simply take a look at our auctions calendar and find a date that suits you: romans.co.uk/auctions.
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The benefits of selling at auction
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    Selling at auction
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    Every year hundreds of people choose to sell residential and commercial property or land via Romans' auctions. This is because there are many benefits to selling property this way:

    Certainty
    Contracts are exchanged on the day of the auction

    Speed
    It can take as little as four weeks, to get from instruction to exchange

    Transparency
    All interested parties bid publicly for the lot

    Efficiency
    Benefit from comprehensive and extensive exposure to the market

    Cost effective
    Competitive bidding results in the best price on the day, subject to a reserve price

    We firmly believe in a transparent approach to all dealings with our customers and when selling a property with Romans' auctions team you will always be well informed about what lies ahead. If you have any questions regarding selling property at auction, give our auction experts a call on 0800 093 9994, or visit: romans.co.uk/auctions.
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    Essential information
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    Legal Documentation
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    For every lot that appears in our catalogue we ask the seller's solicitors to provide us with legal information covering special conditions of sale, title deeds, local searches, leases (where applicable) office copy entries, and any other relevant information.

    This information is available for inspection prior to the auction and can be downloaded from our website free of charge: romans.co.uk/auctions.
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    Deposits
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    The successful bidder will be asked to provide a non-refundable deposit of 10% of the purchase price.
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    Completion Day
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    Completion normally takes place twenty working days after the date that contracts are exchanged, unless other arrangements are specified in the special conditions of sale.

    If you have any questions regarding selling property at auction, please contact our auction experts on 0800 093 9994, or visit: romans.co.uk/auctions.
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Buying property at auction
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    The benefits of buying at auction
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    As one of the country's leading regional auctioneers, covering the South and South East of England, Romans' team of auctions experts are on hand to provide a professional and supportive service to both experienced and first-time buyers.

    We host several auctions throughout the year with a wide range of properties for sale, including; family homes, investment opportunities, land and commercial property.

    Auctions have become a mainstream method for buying property, and whether you're looking for a strong investment or a new home, there are many benefits to buying at auction:

    Certainty
    Contracts are exchanged on the day of the auction; so as soon as the gavel has fallen the property is yours and you cannot be gazumped

    Transparency
    All interested parties bid publicly for the lot so you know what other buyers are prepared to pay

    Speed
    You can exchange contracts on a property in days rather than months

    We firmly believe in a transparent approach to all dealings with our customers and when buying a property with Romans' auctions team you will always be well informed about what lies ahead. If you have any questions regarding buying property at auction, give our auction experts a call on 0800 093 9994, or visit: romans.co.uk/auctions.
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    Essential information
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    Legal Documentation
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    For every lot that appears in our catalogue we ask the seller's solicitors to provide us with legal information covering special conditions of sale, title deeds, local searches, leases (where applicable) office copy entries, and any other relevant information.

    This information is available for inspection prior to the auction and can be downloaded from our website free of charge: romans.co.uk/auctions.
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    Unable to attend the auction?
    We recommend that you should always attend the auction in order to bid in person or send someone you trust such as your solicitor, surveyor or family member to bid on your behalf. If it is impossible for someone to attend the sales room, you may bid remotely by telephone or proxy.
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    Viewing
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    A schedule of dates and time is published in our catalogue and on our website, so viewing arrangements for each lot can be made prior to each auction.
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    Instructing a solicitor
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    Before bidding at the auction, you are advised to consult a solicitor or licensed conveyancer to advise you on the general and special conditions of sale, the local authority search, the land registry office copy entries and any other information provided.
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    Pre-auction offers
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    These must be made in writing and will only be considered if the lot has been viewed, legal documents inspected and proof of funding has been supplied to the auctioneers. Pre-auction offers are on the basis of an immediate exchange of auction contracts upon acceptance by the seller.
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    Addendum
    When you arrive at the auction, a member of Romans' staff will hand you a list of last minute alterations and amendments to the catalogue, this is known as an 'addendum'. It is essential that you read this information carefully in case it refers to a lot which is of interest to you, as the addendum forms part of the contract of sale.
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    Deposits
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    Purchasers are reminded that at the fall of the Auctioneer's gavel a deposit of 10% of the contract sale price (minimum £4,000, if the sale price is less than £40,000, unless specified otherwise in Special Conditions) per lot shall be payable, by way of banker's draft, personal cheque or debit card. Company cheques will not be accepted unless arrangements have been made at least 3 working days prior to the Auction.

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    Buyer's charge

    Each successful buyer will be required to pay the auctioneers, Romans, a non-refundable buyers charge of £950 plus VAT = £1,140. On purchases up to £20,000, the buyers charge will be £550 plus VAT = £660. The charge is payable on exchange of contracts.


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    Proof of identity
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    In order to comply with money laundering legislation, the successful bidder is required to provide photographic proof of identification, such as a UK Driver's Licence or passport. It is also a requirement that you provide documentation to confirm your name and residential address, such as a utility bill or council tax bill.
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    Completion day
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    Completion normally takes place twenty working days after the date that contracts are exchanged, unless other arrangements are specified in the special conditions of sale.

    If you have any questions regarding buying property at auction, please contact our auction experts on 0800 093 9994, or visit: romans.co.uk/auctions.
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Additional services
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    Romans has many other services to offer you:
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    Buying and selling
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    For over 27 years we have been successfully helping our customers buy and sell property. All of our agents receive the best training available and have extensive local market knowledge, which helps them to provide you with the highest levels of customer service.
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    Letting and renting
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    Romans Lettings delivers high standards of customer care at all times. Long-serving members of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), our dedication to high standards is unrivalled, with our very own Managing Director of Lettings, Peter Fuller, being a board member of The Property Ombudsman (TPO).
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    Surveyors & Valuers
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    Romans Surveyors and Valuers department has been advising both residential and commercial clients across the UK for over 22 years. As members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), our Surveyors and Valuers carry out a variety of property surveys across the South of England.
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    New Homes
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    Romans News Homes department works closely with a variety of house builders and developers to offer a desirable range of beautiful new homes for sale, including those in the Government's Help to Buy scheme that are ready to move into straight away.

    New homes offer buyers many benefits including a 10-year warranty and cover from the National House-Building Council (NHBC).
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    Land and development
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    Our highly experienced Land Agents work closely with the New Homes team and have first-hand knowledge of new developments in the region.

    The team advise landowners on the best way to maximise the value of your property, provide you with assistance when navigating the planning system and achieve the best price if you decide to sell.
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    Mortgage services
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    Romans Mortgage Services prides itself on professionalism and expertise with access to 1,000s of mortgage deals.

    Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage. There will be a fee for mortgage advice.

    The actual amount you pay will depend upon your circumstances. The fee is up to 1%, but a typical fee is 0.3% of the amount borrowed.

    Call us now to book your free, up to date property valuation on 0800 093 9994
    or visit: romans.co.uk/auctions.
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Meet our Auctions Team
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    Simon Clayton, Director and Auctioneer
    As a qualified member of the National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers, Simon has fantastic experience in advising clients how to achieve the best results at Auction.  Simon has worked in property for over 30 years and developed Romans Auctions stabling the company as a leading auction house in the South East.
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    Gareth Bell, Auctioneer
    Gareth has worked in the property industry for over 20 years and for the last 15 years as an auctioneer for Romans. He is dedicated to building strong relationships with his clients and demonstrating how quick and easy the auctions process is.
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    Daniel Gale, Surveyor
    Daniel has worked in the property industry since 2005, joining the Romans Group in 2007 within the residential sales department before becoming part of Romans Auction team. Daniel has experience of working with a wide variety of property types and specialises in commercial property sales.
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    Jo Searle, Auction Coordinator
    Jo has worked in the property industry since 2005, joining the Romans Group in 2008. Jo is responsible for the daily management of the office, advertising and catalogue production, as well as running the busy contracts room at our auction sales.
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    Find us

    Crowthorne House
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    Romans Auctions' testimonials

    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      I would definitely recommend Romans Auctions
      "When my dad died a few months ago, it was very sudden and unexpected - needless to say, it was a hugely distressing, traumatic time. Eventually we had to think about selling his home, which I felt very emotional about. It was such a difficult time for us, so the fact that Romans were so compassionate, helpful and respectful really did make the difference.

      Romans explained why an auction might be best for our circumstances, as the house needed a fair bit of work and we were worried about it going through another winter.

      The house was entered into Romans' next auction, and I'm delighted to say it sold quickly and easily, and exceeded its guide price significantly, although the money side was less important to us. But the house had to be sold and my dad would have wanted it to sell for a good price.

      I would definitely recommend Romans Auctions, especially for anyone who finds themselves in a similar position - having to deal with an unexpected property sale, on top of all the emotional stress when someone you love passes away. Romans made us feel so well cared for - we needed a fast, hassle-free and certain sale, and that's exactly what they gave us."

      Mrs N Lecki-Thompson
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    *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

    Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

    Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Romans, Auctions on 0800 093 9994.


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