Do I have to buy blind?

While auctions work on a “sold as seen/buyer beware” arrangement, you won’t be buying completely blind. You’ll have the Seller’s Pack (often called a Legal Pack), which will include details of any legal problems which may affect the property, as well as details of existing tenants if you are bidding on a commercial property.

However, once you bid, you have to buy, regardless of any problems you find out later. This is why it’s so important to get a survey done first by an experienced property solicitor.