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Auctioning Process

A Sheriffs Auction is also known as a Judicial Auction which is a public auction. It implies that a Sheriff may only auction either moveable or immovable property after a judgment was duly granted and a subsequent writ of execution issued by an appropriate Court directing the Sheriff to act and attach accordingly, thereby endeavouring to liquidate the judgment amount due.

The auction process to be followed by a Sheriff is guided by various relevant acts and rules, i.e. the High Court and Magistrate’s Court’s Acts and Rules, as well as the Consumer Protection Act to name only but a few.

The general public may participate in a Judicial Auction which must be made public by a Sheriff according to prescriptions.

A prospective buyer may be informed directly by a Sheriff of auctions by signing up therefore.

Step 01


Sign-Up for Auctions

By signing up for auctions prospective buyers can be kept informed of various types of auctions and items to be auctioned.

To be kept informed of future auctions conducted by the Office of the Sheriff Bloemfontein West, kindly sign-up by following the easy process hereunder.


Step 02

Auction Date & Location

Once an auction date and place is determined by a Sheriff, it can take place accordingly. Please note that is possible for a scheduled and advertised auction to be cancelled before commencement due to various reasons i.e. settlement of the amount due by the Judgment Debtor of technical shortcomings, etc.

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Step 03

What is being Auctioned?

Broadly speaking assets or goods to be auctioned can be classified as movable or immovable property. Movable property can be described in a variety of ways, but can be understood in comparison to immovable property, such as land and buildings for example.

Movable Auctions

Immovable Auctions

Step 04

Auctions Rules & Conditions

Various Acts, Rules and Conditions determine the contemplation of a judicial public auction. For more info view or download possible examples thereof.

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Step 05

Register for Auctions

By law an prospective buyer must register beforehand for a specific auction to partake therein.
Registration is subject to complying with the Financial Intelligence Centre Act (FICA) requirements.


Register On-Line for Auction

Step 06

Auction Bid

Only a duly registered buyer may participate in an auction. Bidding usually take place in person but an absentee bid may be done by a duly authorised representative complying to all the requirements.
Please note that the name of a registered buyer cannot be changed after commencement of an auction.

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Step 07

Pay & Finalise

Pay and Finalise
If a bid is knocked down on a successful bidder, payment is immediately required.
Due to the nature of judicial sales, immediate payment of the bid price or required amount is imperative.
Payment, due to security reasons may only be effected by Card or EFT.
Non-compliance with immediate payment may result in liability for resulting losses and damages.
Movable property may only be collected after conclusion of the auction and full settlement of monies due. Collection must be done on the auction day where after storage costs will be collected.

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