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We are specialists in the sale of rural property and land throughout the Midlands and offer a broad range of professional services.


The Eaton and Hollis auction team hold regular auctions throughout the year. Please keep an eye on our website calendar and Facebook page for more information.

We operate the following auctions:

  • Land, Rural Property, Equestrian Property
  • Sales of all types of livestock
  • Farm dispersal and machinery auctions

Eaton and Hollis are proud of the complete service we offer to buyers and sellers, our practical and professional approach is unrivalled.

We operate throughout the Midlands and the wider geographic area.  We also have an extensive list of buyers for all our different auctions who we are in touch with on a regular basis to inform them of upcoming sales and specific items included with a specific sale.

Land, Rural Property and Equestrian Property Auctions

Every property is different. Our advice is bespoke and tailored to you and your property.  We are passionate about people and property and look forward to your enquiry.

There are a number of benefits to buying or selling by auction and with a little bit of prior research and preparation auctions can be quick and cost effective for both parties.  Our services include:

  • An initial appraisal with appropriate marketing and property advice for you to consider all available options in order to enhance the property’s performance.
  • A full marketing campaign will be undertaken, both on and offline, using the latest marketing techniques and technology along with proven traditional agency practises. The service includes the auction catalogue, local and national advertising, comprehensive internet exposure, accompanied viewing and a personal service throughout.
  • We will only proceed to auction, rather than a private sale, if we believe an auction is the right way of maximising the potential of your property.
  • Clear advice on potential value, followed by the issuing of a guide price and agreement regarding reserve price prior to sale.
  • Liaison with all parties including solicitors.
  • A well organised auction room with a clear and established procedure.

Deposits and Completion

The successful purchaser will be required to pay a deposit of 10% of the sale price upon the fall of the hammer.  Please note that proof of identification must also be provided to comply with Money Laundering Regulations 2003.  The signing of the Contract of Sale and 10% deposit is legally binding on both parties and completion will occur within 28 days thereafter, unless otherwise stated at the auction.


Conditions of Sale

The conditions of sale will be deposited at the offices of the Auctioneer and Solicitors seven days prior to the sale and will not be read at the sale.  The Auctioneers and Solicitors will be in the sale room fifteen minutes prior to the commencement of the auction to deal with any matter arising from either the conditions of sale, the sales particulars or relating to the auction generally.  At the appointed time the sale will commence and thereafter no further queries will be dealt with and the purchaser will be deemed to have full knowledge of the conditions of sale and to have satisfied himself fully upon all matters contained or referred to therein, whether or not the purchaser has read them.  The guide price is issued as an indication of the auctioneer’s opinion of the likely selling price of the property.

Each property offered is subject to a reserve price which is agreed between the seller and the Auctioneer just prior to the auction and which ordinarily be within 10% (+/-) of the guide price.  Both the guide price and the reserve price can be subject to change up to and including the day of the auction.

Farm Dispersal and Machinery Auctions

Eaton and Hollis offer a specialist farm, machinery and livestock dispersal sale facility throughout the Midlands and the wider geographical area.

Barrie Williamson and James Filer head up the dispersal sale team and can be contacted for informal, confidential advice on 01335 360438.

We offer a bespoke service to suit all our clients’ needs, no matter how big or small.

Our dispersal sale facilities include cataloguing, advertising, site arrangements, sale preparation and the dispersal sale itself, to include any additional unforeseen involvement thereafter relating to the sale.

Over the years Eaton and Hollis has built up an extensive database of contacts throughout the industry who we liaise with on a regular basis to inform them of upcoming sales and of specific items included in the sales.  Please keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for upcoming dispersal sale information.

Sales of all Types of Livestock

Eaton and Hollis have an unrivalled pedigree with livestock auctioneering, being partners in Derby Market Auctions who ran Derby Market for over 70 years. More recently our Livestock Auctioneer, Barrie Williamson, now assists Melton Mowbray Market with their weekly livestock auction.

We are also the honorary auctioneers for the Midlands Shire Horse Foal Society National Show and Sale.

We carry out regular stocktaking valuations for a large number of rural clients on an annual basis.

The farm dispersal sales we hold throughout the year often include herd dispersal sales and sales of numerous types of livestock.

For more information or enquiries on any of our auctioneering services please send us an enquiry or call the office on 01335 360438 for impartial and confidential advice from one of our auctioneering team.