PROXY, TELEPHONE & INTERNET BIDDING REGISTRATION FORM
Bidders unable to attend the auction may appoint Cottons to act as agent and bid on their behalf. Please read all Conditions Of Sale (inside front cover of catalogue), Auction Buying Guide and Terms and Conditions of Proxy, Telephone & Internet Bids below. You must submit your telephone, proxy or internet bid by completing this form, providing certified ID documents and proof of funds. Once you submit your form, a member of our team will call you to confirm receipt and assist you with this process. Upon completion of our anti money laundering checks, we require payment of £5,950 equating to £950 auction administration fee and £5,000 bidding security all of which shall be refunded in full if your bid is unsuccessful.
If your bid is successful you agree to pay the contractual auction deposit equating to 10% of the purchase price by bank transfer within 24 hours of the auction and your bidding security payment (£5,000) will be credited against the deposit due. Only when we are satisfied with all documentation and payment has been received will you be approved for remote bidding. Any incomplete forms or forms not accompanied with required documentation or payment, will not be processed and you will be unable to bid.
REMOTE BIDDING TERMS & CONDITIONS
The form is to be completed in full, signed and submitted no later than 24 hours prior to the Auction date. It is the bidders responsibility to ensure Cottons have received the signed bidding form and deposit, by ringing the telephone number above.
Please complete one form for each property you intend to bid for. Only when we are satisfied with all documentation and payment has been received will you be approved for remote bidding. Any incomplete forms or forms not accompanied with required documentation or payment, will not be processed and you will be unable to bid.
We will undertake an electronic ID check as part of our compliance with Anti Money Laundering regulations and will require two copies of your ID, a full UK Passport or Driving Licence and a recent utility bill or bank statement with your current address on. If you are bidding on behalf of somebody else, you will need to provide written authority from them instructing you to bid along with thier full name, address and certified ID
The Bidder shall be deemed to have read the auction catalogue available in either hard copy or on our website, inspecting the Conditions of Sale, Auctioneer’s Advice applicable to the auction sale, the Auction Buying Guide, the particulars of sale for the relevant Lot/s and the Legal Documents/Pack including the Contract/Special Conditions of Sale. The Bidder shall be deemed to have taken all necessary professional and legal advice and to have made enquiries and have knowledge of any announcements to be made from the rostrum and any addendum comments relating to the relevant Lot. The addendum is available on our website www.cottons.co.uk or at the Auction and is read by the Auctioneer prior to commencement of bidding. The Proxy bidder appoints the auctioneer as agent and authorises the auctioneer to bid with his absolute discretion. The auctioneer will not bid on Proxy bids beyond the maximum authorised bid and neither can they control the eventuality where a bid equal to the maximum proxy bid is placed by another bidder. Any amendment to the bid must be made in writing prior to the auction, or placed into the hands of the auctioneer on the day of the auction. The Maximum bid price on Proxy bids must be an exact figure.
The Telephone bidder appoints the auctioneer as agent and authorises the auctioneer to bid with his absolute discretion. The Auctioneer’s will attempt to contact the bidder approximately 5-10 minutes prior to the Lot being auctioned. In the event of non-connection or break down of the telephone link during bidding and where clear instructions by the telephone bidder cannot be conveyed, we shall withdraw the telephone bid, and in this event the Auctioneer’s accept no liability whatsoever and will not be held responsible for any loss, costs or damages incurred by the bidder.
Internet Bids – In the case of internet bidding, all bidders who have registered will be provided with a unique PIN number enabling them to log on to our bidding platform on the auction day and can commence bidding when the intended Lot is being offered, however should there be any interruption or suspension of internet services, the Auctioneer’s accept no liability whatsoever and will not be held responsible for any loss, costs or damages incurred by the bidder.
Cottons make no charge for remote bidding services and reserve the right not to bid on behalf of any Telephone/Proxy/Internet bid for any reason whatsoever, and give no warranty, or guarantee and accept no liability for any bid not being made. In the event that the telephone, proxy or internet bid is successful the Auctioneer will sign the Contract/Memorandum of Sale on behalf of the Bidder (a Contract having been formed on the fall of the Auctioneers Hammer). If your bid is successful, your details will be given to the sellers solicitor and you will be contacted by the Auctioneers as soon as possible after the Lot has been auctioned.
If you wish to withdraw your bid, the Auctioneers require emailed/written notification by 17:30 on the day prior to the Auction Sale and only upon confirmation by the Auctioneers will your bid be withdrawn. If the bidder or someone on their behalf decides to attend the Auction and cancellation of the remote bid is not received, this remote bid is still in place and the Auctioneer will not take any responsibility if you are therefore bidding against your own remote bid.
The Auctioneer’s or the Seller hold the right to withdraw or sell the Lot prior to Auction, even if a remote bid has been received and processed.
The Auctioneers reserve the right to advise the seller of any remote bids which have been received.
lf your bid is unsuccessful your Bidding Security will be returned in full as soon as practical after the auction, via BACS payment to the account details from where the payment was made and this process may take up to 5 working days.