The Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1984 requires any premises used for the holding of auctions and other sales by competitive bidding to be registered with the local authority.
If you are familiar with the application process, please apply for registration
If you are a new applicant, please read on.
The local authority has to register all premises that are holding sales by competitive bidding i.e. auctions.
On payment of a registration fee, Trading Standards will issue a certificate to show that you have registered your premises/stalls at a particular address for the holding of sales of goods by competitive bidding in conformity with the provisions of the Act as mentioned below.
Duration: The registration will be in force from the date of the certificate up to and including 31 March and is renewable annually.
Suitability of premises: We will take into account the suitability of the premises or stall, the application, and the occupier.
Conditions: Often, conditions will be applied to the registration. Full details are contained in the document:
Typically these will be:
Exemptions: Exempt from registration are:
Fees and charges: Fees for all applications - 2016 - 2017 [207kb]
Application: Your online application will require you to register with Business Link - a quick, easy process that gives you an online account that you can use across different government services.
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Before you start your application, please ensure that you have:
To find out more information [48kb] on:
Subject to a few special cases (see 'Exemptions' above) Section 25 of the Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1984 [83kb] creates an offence of selling or permitting the sale of goods by way of competitive bidding:
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