Public Auctions for Local Government, Authorities & Councils

Manchester Town Hall

Pugh works with local authorities and public sector clients across the UK to assist with the sale of property assets at public auction.

Public auctions, often referred to as government auctions, sell properties and land for local authorities and public bodies. In our monthly online auctions, we sell a mix of commercial properties and land, from government offices to leisure centres. We also sell residential properties such as former council houses as an example.

With over 25 years dedicated auction experience, we have one of the highest success rates for sales. Clients know that we are more likely to sell their property with a great auction result when it is offered to the market online. Opposed to in-room property auctions, potential buyers can bid online instantly at online method auction. And once the metaphorical gavel has fallen on a public lot then that sold price is legally locked in. Making online auctions a much more trusted and secure method of commercial sale.

Our Public Online Auctions Are Trusted for Fast, Successful Sales at Fair Prices

 Over 90 local authority clients across the UK trust Pugh Auctions to dispose of their surplus properties and land at auction. Including local council auctions and even police auctions if the authority wishes to submit a lot. Our experience of acting on behalf of local authority and public sector clients is comprehensive. We have successfully completed the disposal of assets in excess of £200m through over 2,500 instructions.

We fully understand the challenges and issues faced by public sector clients. This is because of the in-depth experience our team has developed by working with such a comprehensive and varied range of clients. Meaning that we can deliver bespoke solutions to accommodate specific client requirements to maximise asset value. This includes working as part of a wider property team and liaising with multiple internal and external stakeholders. As such our communication style is flexible to accommodate a combination of professional property personnel and those in non-property specific roles.

Our surveyors have great relationships with the government and local authority in many UK locations. We pride ourselves on offering transparent advice with a realistic guide price. This is why we're chosen to sell properties repeatedly by our loyal public sector clients.

How to Successfully Market Local Authority and Public Sector Property Assets

Our marketing campaigns are highly regarded for the amount of interest they generate via email, print, PR and online campaigns.

Through our online property auctions, we're confident we will give you the best exposure to the market because our online auctions are available to everyone in any location. You'll also gain access to our extensive national database of over 40,000 active property professionals.

Are You a Local Authority Looking to Sell at Online auction?

Find the best auction date for you in our upcoming auction diary. Or please see our guide to what can be sold at commercial auction for further information. 

For advice, get in touch today by calling 0345 505 1200 or emailing [email protected] to see how we can help.

Paul Paul Thompson

Managing Director

About the Author

Paul has over 34 years’ experience of the property industry including 14 years experience of running one of the countries most successful commercial and residential property auction houses as a Director, Auctioneer and formerly 100% shareholder.

Paul is a Chartered Surveyor and member of the National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers (NAVA).