Applying for Auction License in Local Council
The owner of the premises (where the auction is to take place) has to submit an application to the local council of his area in London and include the details of the trading or auction session. The details of all items for sale and details of the stalls in the auction will also be submitted in the application. Also, an application fee is charged by the local council.
The owner of the premises will take responsibility for the safety of people visiting the venue and will also make sure that nothing is sold or auctioned which is harmful to the consumers or will adversely effect them. The local coucil specifically checks that only allowed or permitted items be offered for bid at the auction and only "Registered Stalls" take part in it. For further details, refer to the below given links of to get a more detailed criteria for a few local councils.
Click here to view the criteria of Harrow Council of London
Click here to view the criteria of Richmond Upon Thames
Click here to view the criteria of City of London Borough
To find your local council, visit this link.
Grant of Approval by Local Council
The local council will grant you a formal approval only after they have assessed and evaluated all the necessary requirements and have made sure that no relgulation will be violated and public interest and safety will be ensured during the auction session.
How to send the application:
The application can either be be sent on the council's email address (if there is any), or sent to them by post.