The purpose of the Ivory Act is to prohibit commercial activities concerning ivory in the UK and the import and re-export of ivory for commercial purposes to and from the UK. This includes intra-EU trade to and from the UK.
Agents have a range of options available to them for selling a property. Choosing the right one can have a huge impact on the price achieved, the satisfaction of buyers and sellers with the process, and the reputation of the agent.
The Ivory Prohibitions (Exemptions) (Process and Procedure) Regulation 2021 have been laid before Parliament and will allow persons to register items containing ivory for exemption from the eventual prohibition of ivory sales, subject to specific criteria.
According to the latest figures released by Essential Information Group (EIG), September saw a 15 per cent increase in the revenue from property auctions compared to statistics of the same period for 2020, signalling an increased appetite for auctions.
Art market participants (AMPs) are currently assessed as high risk for money laundering, and to assist with identifying the risks, the UK Government has issued risk assessment information covering key areas for carrying out supervised business activities.
Andrew Parker, MD and Auctioneer at SDL Property Auctions is a strong proponent of technical innovation but also believes human relationships are just as, if not more, important than ever in the 21st Century.
Michael Ryan has been awarded the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPAV) Novice Rostrum Auctioneer 2020 with a prize of a week’s auction training in Texas, USA.
George Powell and Layton Davies dug up about 300 coins in a field in Eye, near Leominster, Herefordshire, in 2015 and did not declare the 1,100-year-old find, said to be one of the biggest to date, and instead sold it to dealers.
More than 120 valuers, auctioneers and industry specialists working in both chattels and property ascended in Droitwich Spa at The Chateau Impney Hotel on 10 October for an informative day with industry experts.
David Henwood, from Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers, has been named NAVA Propertymark Novice Auctioneer of the Year.
Martin Roberts, Homes Under the Hammer presenter says the amount of auction lots is decreasing thanks to Brexit, making his job harder.
A former school building in Canterbury was one of the highlights of NAVA Propertymark members, Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers summer auction – selling for £850,000 after a bidding war.
NAVA Propertymark Business Asset Auctioneer of the Year 2014 winners, John Pye Property Auctioneers, sparked a bidding war on their most popular lot to ever have been sold.
Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers is celebrating a double success – reporting sales of £16 million at the June auction in a week when the firm’s founder was honoured by the Queen.
Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers’ reported sales of £14 million from their Spring 2019 sale and it is partly thanks to “professional advice by experienced regional teams”, achieving a sale rate in excel of 70 per cent after cataloguing 138 lots.
Regional property auctioneer, Auction House, has delivered its best-ever first-quarter sales in its 12-year history.