Auction Property

Buying a property at auction has many advantages. The process is quicker than a conventional purchase and you may end up getting a great deal on price. You also have the certainty of knowing that, once the hammer has fallen, the property will be yours – subject to you being able to pay a 10 per cent deposit on the day the auction takes place and the balance of the agreed price within a further 28 days.

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What clients are saying…

Step Legal Solicitors are Rated Excellent!

What more can i say?…

What more can i say?…. this company and to be specific Anees offer a service which should be envied by all other legal conveyancers. If you want a job done,

Mr Robinson

Professional and compassionate

I went to Steplegal after an industrial accident and was seen by Anna Rushton, who immediately put me at ease with her professionalism and compassion. Nothing was too much trouble

Mrs B

fantastic service

The service I received from Mr Hussain and the colleagues was

Mrs F
Longton Stoke on Trent

pleasant experience

The overall mark out of ten for my experience has got to be 11. Thank you to Mr Abid Hussain for making an unpleasant experience

Mr A

excellent communication

I was delighted with the way you handled my case. I tell everyone you are excellent in every way possible i.e. communication, prompt replies to everything, phone manner and what

Miss A


I was glad that Mr Abid Hussain was there to take my call. Abid dealt with the claim expeditiously and I am grateful that he and his ladies were always

Mr G
Lodsworth Peter Sussex

Recommend to family and friends

Dear Mr Abid Hussain, I would like to thank you for the cheque I received this morning. I am more than pleased with the result for the compensation claim for

Mrs B

excellent service

I received excellent service. Mr Hussain explained everything in detail and I never had to worry about a thing beyond signing a few papers. Thank

Miss K

pleased with the service

I have been very pleased with the service you have gave me and thank you very much for all your hard

Mrs W

Thorough and to the point

I felt reassured with what you were doing for me. It was thorough and to the

Mr W
Sandbach Crewe

Helpful and good team work

Just like to say thank you and it’s been so helpful. Very good team

Mr E

well informed advice

I received well informed advice and was updated throughout the process. I was dealt with very courteously by Mr Hussain and his

Mr F

Fantastic service

Fantastic service from start to

Mrs D

Good service

I have received a very good service from Mr Hussain and was very pleased with the outcome. I was always able to see someone to help if

Mrs H
Milton Stoke on Trent


Fantastic friendly and very helpful professional advice, at any stage of process. Highly recommend anyone who needs

Mrs M

Very Friendly

I found staff to be very welcoming and friendly. Service I received was very informative and

Mrs G

Thank you for help

Dear Solicitor, Thank you very much for all your help. When I am older I am going to use the money to open up my own sweet shop. It is

Miss P

best interests

It was excellent from start to finish. I felt I was always informed and that my best interests were at

Ms L
Great Sankey Warrington

 Excellent staff

Excellent staff, polite and

Mr F
Winsford Cheshire


Great communication, quick response to any queries. A pleasure to do business with you. Highly

Mr W

Thank you

Thank you for helping me with my claim. As for improving your services, the way you handled my claim was first class. No need for changes. Thank you and good

Mr L
Wednesbury West Midlands

A complete pleasure

Anna has been brilliant throughout the whole process and I would recommend her to anyone. She is very polite and thoroughly hard working. A complete pleasure to have known. Service

Mrs H

Great communication

From the first meeting with Anna, I felt I was in good hands. Very professional throughout, great communication at each stage and received clear information. Thank you Anna for your

Mrs P

Happy with everything

Fantastic! Everything was dealt with efficiently, professionally and with warmth which eased any stress which was felt at the time of the incident. We were so impressed with all aspects

Mrs M

Recommended services

My case was managed by Anna Rushton. Since winning my case I have recommended Anna’s services to a friend. I found her guidance and assistance second to

Mrs D

Sound advice

Miss Anna Rushton has handled my affairs throughout this case. I would like to be known that she has provided a thoroughly professional service at all times. Courtesy, sound advice,

Mrs B

Reliable and good service

Spread the word to other lawyers of how to be reliable and give a good service. It is rare these days for people to be consistently reliable, informative and always

Mrs M

Efficient and professional

I would like to thank Anna Rushton for her efficiency and professional services as well as for her friendly

Mrs P

How we can help

Working as part of our wider residential conveyancing team, our experienced auction property solicitors can:


  • review the auction catalogue to check the property details;
  • obtain a copy of the legal pack which will confirm what is being sold, together with the results of any searches that have been carried out, including environmental searches which reveal past and present incidents of contamination;
  • raise enquiries with the seller’s solicitor where further information is required;
  • request access to the property so that you and your surveyor can inspect it prior to the auction taking place to check for things like damp, rot and structural problems;
  • report to you on any legal issues you should be aware of, including any disparity between what the seller is proposing to sell and what they legally own;
  •  support you on the day of the auction if there are any last minute queries you wish to raise;
  • finalise your purchase of the property, assuming your bid succeeds;
  • advise you on any stamp duty land tax that needs to be paid; and
  • register you as the new owner of the property at the national Land Registry.


We can also help where the property you wish to buy fails to reach its reserve and is therefore pulled from the auction, by contacting the seller (via the auctioneer) to see if they might be interested in negotiating some sort of deal.


Why Choose Step Legal Solicitors?

We understand the process involved in buying a property at auction and the steps that need to be taken to ensure that you can bid with confidence on the day the auction arrives.

Our service includes:


  • verification of what the seller owns and is entitled to sell;
  • notification of any difference between official plans of the property and what you have advised us appears to be the position on the ground;
  • an explanation of any covenants and restrictions noted in the deeds to the property which may influence your decision to proceed, such as an obligation to use the property for residential purposes only or a prohibition against converting the property into multiple dwellings;
  • advice on any potential problems we have discovered, such as a lack of any right to travel to and from the property over a private road which provides the only means of access or the existence of a garden which appears to have been acquired via adverse possession rather than a lawful transfer;
  • confirmation of whether indemnity insurance may be available to cover any risks that have been identified; and
  • advice on any proposed developments nearby which may affect the value or wisdom of the investment you are proposing to make.


Our conveyancing solicitors can assist whether you want to make a one off purchase to create a home for you and your family or multiple purchases necessitating the review of multiple legal packs to create and grow a modest or substantial residential property portfolio.


Our processes and procedures are geared up to handle transactions of all sizes and to be able to assist whether the property you are bidding for has been scheduled to take place at an auction that is a few weeks away or which is taking place within a matter of days. We can even help where English is not your first language through our free Polish translation service.


And you can rest assured that the service and legal advice you receive will be first class, as all work is carried out under the supervision of Anees Khan, who is the head of our conveyancing department and a qualified solicitor with over ten years’ experience in the residential property market and in property auctions.


Want to find out more?

For more information, please call 0800 195 6412 or send an email to


We are able to assist whether you are based in Crewe or further afield and whether you want to buy or sell a property through an auction or any other means.