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.
The local authority has to register all premises that are holding sales by competitive bidding.
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 General Powers Act [83kb].
Suitability of premises
Before you start your application, please ensure that you have:
Application: Your online application will require you to register with Business Link, an easy process that gives you an online account that you can use across different government services.
Help is provided about online applications.
Subject to a few special cases, 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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