Buying Or Selling At Auction?

Local property auctions are becoming increasingly more popular for selling certain properties such as paddocks, farmlands and those properties in need of refurbishment and often probate sales.


If you are selling a property at auction it is important to involve your solicitor in the auction process at an early stage as a detailed legal pack needs to be prepared to be able to sell your property at auction.

The legal pack includes details of the title, searches, Property Sellers Information Form, Fixtures and Fittings Form, any Planning Permissions, Building Regulations Consent and EPC’s will also be needed for certain properties.

On the day of the auction as soon as the auctioneers hammer falls this creates a legally binding Contract and completion normally takes place 20 working days after the auction.


If you are buying a property at auction you should obtain  a copy of the legal pack from the auction company prior to the auction and have your solicitor check the pack. We can check the legal title before you bid for the property at auction as if your bid is successful the you will have created a binding legal Contract. You need to pay your 10% deposit for the property at the auction. You have 20 days then to complete the transaction.

If you would like us to look over the Contract pack before you bid at auction please make arrangements to see us with the pack as we are always happy to help.

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Nicholas Churm

Nicholas Churm

Head of Conveyancing

Email: Nick
Tel: 024 7638 7821

About Nick

Nick studied Law at De Monfort University in Leicester and graduated with honours in 2012. Nick started out his career in conveyancing with a national conveyancing firm accruing 6 years of experience in the process and subsequently joined Willsons in 2017. Nick is currently in the process of completing his final year of studying to become a Chartered Legal Executive.

Nick deals with various conveyancing matters both freehold, leasehold and new build matters. Nick has a keen passion for property and outside of work is a property landlord with 9 years' experience in redeveloping properties.

Away from work Nick enjoys spending time with his son and is a lifelong Leicester City fan. He enjoys going to see them play when
time allows.

Claire Kemp

Claire Kemp

Residential Conveyancer

Email: Claire
Tel: 024 7638 7821

About Claire

Claire has been helping people move home since 2013. She joined Willsons Solicitors in December 2018 after working for a high street Solicitors firm based in Market Bosworth where she assisted clients buy new homes on the Longshoot Development.

With a passion to endeavour to make any conveyancing transaction as stress free as possible she has experience of Armed Forces Help to Buy Scheme, Purchases, Sales, Re-mortgage transactions and repayment of help to buy loans.

Outside of work Claire has 2 children who she loves spending time with, going to the cinema, bowling and playing pool.

Rupa Popat

Rupa Popat


Email: Rupa
Tel: 024 7638 7821

About Rupa

Rupa joined us in April 2019 having had over four years of experience dealing with Residential Conveyancing work, and she has a great deal of knowledge and experience in dealing with both freehold and leasehold properties but also advises clients on re-mortgages, transfers of equity, declarations of trust and other property related issues.

Rupa prides herself on her professional and efficient service and pro-active approach to ensure that transactions proceed as quickly as possible yet maintaining great attention to detail.

Rupa is also multi-lingual and she is able to communicate with clients in Gujarati, Urdu and Hindi.