Auctioneer Hire Charges - Charity Auctions
Flat rate charge (per session) of £350.00 plus travel/ancilliary expenses (see below)
Auctioneer Hire Charges - General Auctions
We quote individually for each commission.
Our quotations for the hire of an auctioneer depend upon various factors - including location of auction, number of Lots involved, price expectations for Lots, approximate duration of auction, anticipated auction turnover and any specialised auctioneering skills or knowledge required.
Quotations will comprise either a percentage of the total hammer-price proceeds, a flat rate charge, or a percentage of total hammer price proceeds with a guaranteed minimum, whichever is greater.
On average our auctioneer hire fees for a single auction session equate to around 5 percent of the total hammer prices achieved with a £500.00 minimum, plus travel and any subsistence expenses incurred by the auctioneer (see below)
Naturally, where very high turnover expectations are involved, as in certain property and art auctions, lower rates of commission will be quoted
In certain cases, especially in respect of first-time clients, a deposit of at least 10 percent of the agreed auctioneer hire fee will be required in advance.
Auctioneers' Travel & Subsistence Expenses
All the auctioneer's normal travel expenses to and from the auction venue will be to the account of the client
We will always try to minimise travel expenses through provision of the Auction Locum auctioneer located nearest to the auction venue, subject to their suitability to the client's requirements.
In cases where urgency, extreme short notice or remote/difficult access to the auction venue may require out-of-the-ordinary travel arrangements, we will if possible quote for the costs of such arrangements in advance and, in certain circumstances involving substantial travel costs (e.g. private aeroplane or helicopter hire), may require payment of some or all of such costs in advance.
Where the auction duration or location or any other circumstances require the auctioneer to stay one or more nights at the place of auction, normal subsistence costs covering meals and hotel accommodation will be charged to the client in addition to travelling expenses. Wherever possible, these will be quoted and agreed in advance.
Our Charges & Expenses - General Principles
Auction Locum are committed to providing the most cost-effective auctioneer services to our clients under all possible circumstances
By keeping our own business overheads at an absolute minimum, and constantly expanding the range, quality and quantity of our personnel and services, we are able to offer auctioneering support of the highest professional standard that will achieve the best possible returns for all our clients, at what to the best of our knowledge are the most competitive rates available anywhere in the United Kingdom.