If you are thinking of buying or selling fine art or antiques at auction the 'A clear, impartial guide to Buying and selling art and antiques at auction' guide tells you more about the auction process from a buyer and seller’s point of view, and what you can expect.
You may be surprised to learn that there is no legal requirement for qualification to use the terms ‘auctioneer’ or ‘valuer’.
So if you are selling art and antiques at auction, you may want to use an auctioneer who is an RICS member. If you are looking to buy art and antiques at auction, a chartered arts and antiques surveyor can advise on whether the investment you will make will be a sound one.
Look out for firms that are ‘Regulated by RICS’. Estate agents and surveying firms that are regulated by RICS are easy to spot as they use ‘Regulated by RICS’ on their stationery and promotional material.
If you would like to discuss any of the issues raised within this guide you can contact Colin Young MRICS FNAVA ASFAV through our Bourne, Grantham or Lincoln offices.