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About McHugh & Co Property Auctions

McHugh & Co are a large, regional auction house based in London. They were established on Dec 03, 1987.

Where do McHugh & Co Property Auctions cover?

McHugh & Co are a regional auction house focused on the London.

Greater London is their biggest county. They've auctioned 424 properties here in the last 12 months, accounting for 29% of their business.

McHugh & Co Property Auctions are a regional auction house. London is the biggest region for them.

They've auctioned 424 properties here in the last 12 months, accounting for 29% of their business.

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Tip: If you’re selling your house at auction it’s a good idea to look for an auction house with a strong focus on your area.

What types of properties do McHugh & Co auction?

McHugh & Co mainly focus on selling residential properties, which account for 85% of their listings.

McHugh & Co Property Auctions mainly focus on selling land, which accounts for 85% of their listings.

They also have a strong presence in selling commercial property, which accounts for 9% of their listings.

They also have a strong presence in selling land, which accounts for 9% of their listings.

What price range do McHugh & Co specialise in?

For residential sales, their average selling price is £145434.

This is lower than the national average of £717968, which means they generally cater to the lower end of the market, or focus on regions where property prices are generally cheaper.

This is lower than the national average of £717968, which means they generally cater to the upper end of the market, or focus on regions where property prices are more expensive.

This is lower than the national average of £717968. This either means they don't have a particularly strong focus on the upper or lower end of the market, or means that they focus on regions where property prices are in line with the national average.

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McHugh & Co Auction Performance

We break performance into 3 key parts: Market Share, Succes Rate, and Customer Satisfaction.

Market Share

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Market share is the percentage of total auction sales that are made by a single company.
65.3%
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McHugh & Co are the #1 largest auction house in England & Wales.

McHugh & Co are the 2 largest auction house in England & Wales.

They sold 1190 properties over the last 12 months, giving them a market share of 65.3%. (Nationally, a total of 2140 properties were sold by auction over the last 12 months).

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Tip: When you’re deciding which auction house to sell with, a larger market share can mean a safer bet.

Don't rule out smaller auction houses though. Your experience with a company ultimately comes down to the person you deal with there, rather than the size of the company. Read more here.

Success Rate

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Auction houses don't sell every property they take on. The success rate is the percentage of their properties they successfully manage to sell.
82%
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McHugh & Co have the #1 highest success rate among auction houses in England & Wales.

McHugh & Co have the 2 highest success rate among auction houses in England & Wales.

They successfully sell 82% of the properties they list, which is higher than the national average of 48%.

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Tip: A higher success rate usually means an auction house is more realistic with their valuations, are less likely to take on customers with unrealistic expectations, and may be more efficient at generating interest and bids from buyers.

Reviews

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McHugh & Co Property Auctions have been reviewed 76 times in the last 12 months, with an average score of 4/5. Read more about their reviews here.

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Tip: Review scores are important to consider, but it’s important know what customers are actually saying as well. We outline the overall themes of their reviews further down this page.

McHugh & Co Auction Fees

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McHugh & Co charge a standard auction commission fee of 2.5% + vat.

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The auction fee McHugh & Co charge depends on the selling price. They charge:

  • 2.5% + vat on properties up to £.
  • % + vat on properties up to £.
  • % + vat on properties above £.
  • 2.5% + vat on properties up to £.
  • % + vat on properties above that.

Commission Fee

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This is the main fee for the service. It's either paid by the buyer, or directly from the sale proceeds, so sellers never have to pay this fee out-of-pocket.
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Who pays the commission fee?

The commission fee is paid by the Seller.

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Is there a minimum fee?

The commission fee is subject to a minimum of £ + vat.

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Tip: Although the buyer pays the fee with McHugh & Co, sellers shouldn't think of it as a "free service" for them. Whatever additional fees the buyer has to account for will ultimately reduce what they'll be willing to bid for a property, reducing the amount the seller ends up with.

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Tip: Although the buyer pays the fee with some other auction houses, you shouldn't necessarily think of those as "cheaper than" McHugh & Co, who charge the sellers the fee. This is because whatever additional fees the buyer has to account for will ultimately reduce what they'll be willing to bid for a property.

Buyer's Premium

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Auction houses often charge the successful bidder an additional fee, called a "Buyer's Premium".
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Are buyers also charged a fee?

Buyers pay an admin fee of % + vat, subject to a minimum of £830 + vat.

Buyers pay an admin fee of £830 + vat.

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Are buyers charged an additional fee on top of the commission?

Buyers pay an additional "buyer's premium" of % + vat, subject to a minimum of £830 + vat.

Buyers pay an additional "buyer's premium" of £830 + vat.

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Other Fees For Sellers

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We've done our best to uncover additional fees charged by McHugh & Co. These can change over time though, so always be careful to check the paperwork closely.
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Are there auction entry fees?

Sellers pay an up-front auction entry fee of £300 + vat. This is non-refundable, even if the property fails to sell at auction.

McHugh & Co Property Auctions do not charge auction entry fees. Most auction houses charge around £300.

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Do they charge withdrawal fees if you change your mind?

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Are there any hidden costs or other fees?

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What about legal costs?

Remember that you’ll always have legal fees to pay too. These are separate to the auction fees, and McHugh & Co Property Auctions don’t have any control over these.

Auction legal fees come in two parts: An up-front element for the legal pack, and the final legal fee, which is paid on completion of your sale.

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Tip: No auction entry fees with the auction houses we recommend. Many auction houses willing to negotiate on this.

McHugh & Co Reviews

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How McHugh & Co work

McHugh & Co auction process

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What types of auction do they run?

McHugh & Co run online traditional property auctions which tend to run every 5 to 6 weeks.  

With traditional auctions, a non-refundable 10% deposit is paid, and contracts are exchanged immediately.  The buyer must then complete within the agreed completion period, which tends to be 20 working days.

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What happens on auction day?

The auction will be held online, where you will be able to see the number of people viewing your property and watch the bidding unfold in real time.

If the property reaches the agreed reserve price, then the lot will be sold with an immediate exchange of contracts.  The buyer will have to pay a 10% deposit immediately and must complete within the agreed completion period (which is usually 20 working days).

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What happens if your property doesn't sell at auction?

If the property fails to sell at auction, McHugh & Co will try and tie up a post-auction sale for you in the days after the auction.

However, you are not tied into a contract and so can move on after the auction if you wish.

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How McHugh & Co market your property

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How will McHugh & Co advertise your property?

McHugh & Co will advertise your property in their catalogue, as well as Rightmove, the McHugh & Co website and other dedicated property websites and auction portals.

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How do they get property photos?

A member of the auction team will visit the property and take photographs.

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Will your listings include a floor plan and video walkthrough?

A virtual tour will be included in your listing.  Floor plans are not included as standard.

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How do McHugh & Co conduct viewings?

McHugh & Co will organise viewings on your behalf.  They carry out open viewings and display viewing dates and times on their website for each lot.

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How do McHugh & Co value your property?

A member of the auction team will carry out a desktop appraisal to work out the market value of your property.

They will then work with you to come up with a reserve price that you are happy with, and you can then decide whether you’d like to move forward.

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How long is the contract with McHugh & Co?

There is no seller contract.

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McHugh & Co Auction Events & Results

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253 Lots Offered
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204 Sold
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£26018000 in Value*
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81% Success Rate

* = Estimated based on sold prices available

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