Certainty Of Sale

When buying a property at auction, so long as the highest bidder is at or above reserve, the 'deal is done'. There is no scope for gazumping or gazundering, it's yours, as exchange of contracts takes place on the fall of the gavel or in the case of 'sold prior' and 'sold post', the exchange takes place when both parties have signed the memorandum.


This ‘Glossary of Terms’ – those commonly used in the realm of property auctions, is monitored and updated regularly to remain a current reference point.

If there are any terms that you have come across which we have not included here and you are unclear about, please do get in touch and we will be happy to provide you with a clear explanation and add the new term to our list.

For more information on buying or selling at a property auction, have a read of our guide to buying at auction.