Sandwell Council extends auctioneers contract

Bond Wolfe Gurpreet Bassi CEO

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council has chosen to extend Bond Wolfe’s contract for the sale of its unused and surplus property assets.

Bond Wolfe serves as the designated auctioneer for Birmingham City Council, City of Wolverhampton Council, Walsall Council, and West Midlands Police.

The firm initially began working with Sandwell in May 2021, but their team has been collaborating with the council on auction business for more than 19 years.

Bond Wolfe will additionally be tasked with selling properties through Sandwell’s initiative for vacant homes if such properties have remained unoccupied for an extended duration.

Gurpreet Bassi, chief executive of Bond Wolfe, said: “Our team has been responsible for submitting and winning every contract to act for them over this time. We will be selling their surplus property assets – anything from vacant residential properties, old office blocks, schools and development sites with or without planning permission.

“We continue to work closely in partnership with our colleagues at Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council to assist in identifying assets with value that can best be realised via the auction process, producing a result, one way or another, on the day. This provides transparency and is another step in helping the city to develop under-used assets into council tax revenue producing properties via the private sector, at no further cost to the taxpayer.”

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