Terms & Conditions of Sale


This is charged at 17.5% + VAT of the hammer price.  A minimum of £1 + VAT per lot is charged on all items sold.

Lotting Fee

There is a lotting fee of £2 + VAT in respect of each lot entered for sale.  This is charged in addition to commission.

Electrical Goods/Upholstered Goods

By Law all electrical items entered for sale have to be tested to comply with current Trading Standard legislation.  The fee for this is £2.60 per item.  If we need to fit a modern plug to an article the fee for this is £1.20.  These charges are inclusive of VAT.
In accordance with current legislation all upholstered items entered for sale must comply with the 1988 Fire Regulations and be tagged accordingly, the only exception to this being items upholstered prior to 1950.


Unreserved items that we are unable to attract a bid for will be disposed of immediately after the sale and a charge may be levied in certain circumstances. This charge is subject to VAT.


Our removal vehicle is able to collect items for sale.  The charge for this is £55 + VAT per hour or an apportionment for smaller consignments taking less than one hour.

Acceptance of Good for Sale

We accept goods for sale on Mondays or Fridays (9 am – 5 pm) and Saturday mornings (9 – 12 am).  Goods should be taken to the loading bay on Lorton Road where there is a marked area for loading/ unloading).

Some of the things we have sold:

* Lounge suites   * dining tables   * chairs   * bedroom furniture   * baths   * occasional furniture   * fitted kitchens  

* fridges   * freezers   * washing machines   * tumble driers   * televisions   * audio equipment   * computers  

* china   * glassware   * pictures   * jewellery   * carpets   * soft furnishings   * fireplaces   * doors   * games  

* tools   * lawnmowers   * garden equipment   * bicycles   * motor vehicles   * trailers   * prams   * toys   * puzzles  

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