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Auction Room Competitive Bidding Registration

Any premises used for auctions require registration.  Auctions are also referred to as "competitive bidding" and are regulated by Part VI Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1984

You will need to apply for registration to sell goods by competitive bidding from the following types of premises:

  • halls, rooms, stalls, marquees, vehicles;
  • sites which are used or hire out for "one day sales"; and 
  • any premises or land where goods are sold by auction

The registration is valid indefinitely to the owner.  If ownership changes hands, then a new registration will have to be applied for.

How to apply

You can apply on-line here

Will tacit consent apply?

Yes, if the application is unopposed.

This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the council by the end of the target completion period. For this application the target determination period will be 28 calendar days.

Failed application redress

Please contact Islington Council in the first instance.

If you wish to appeal against a decision you may appeal to the Magistrates court within 21 days of the notice of the decision.

Licence holder redress

Please contact Islington Council in the first instance.

If you wish to appeal against a decision you may appeal to the Magistrates court within 21 days of the notice of the decision.

Consumer complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Citizens Advice consumer service will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

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