You need to register your premises and pay a fee if you would like to sell goods by competitive bidding. But you probably won’t need to register if you’re selling:
- items that haven’t been brought onto the premises in order to be sold (so long as you haven’t sold items by auction within the past six months)
- items for charity
However, if you sell or allow the sale of items by auction without holding a valid registration, or don’t follow its conditions, you could be fined up to £5,000.
We currently have no licensed auction premises in the borough.