The Swedish Enforcement Authority's Auction site
Here you can find information about our auctions and tenders.
Why do we sell goods?
Our assignment is to help creditors who have not received payment. When someone asks us for help to receive payment, we can seize goods from the debtor. The goods we seize are then sold at auction or by tender; they are called executive sales. The proceeds from the executive sales go to the creditors.
How to buy
You can buy goods by submitting a tender or making a bid at an auction. Much of the goods is auctioned online. We have showings of the seized goods and it is very important to examine what you want to buy, since you cannot reverse a purchase. Nor can you return something you have purchased. This is called buying something in its existing condition, or "as is". We sell goods through traditional auction, online auction and by tender.
- Traditional auction: Here you participate and make your bid verbally. If your bid is the highest and is accepted, you have won the auction and must pay directly.
- Online auction: To buy at an online auction you must register an account. To do this, you need a Swedish civic registration number or an organisation registration number and a postal address. You are then given a customer number to you use when you log in. You can pay with a bank card and you have two days to complete payment for your purchases.
- When something is sold by tender, you make a written bid to us. All tenders are opened at the same time and the highest one wins. If your bid wins, we will inform you of the latest date of payment.
You pay no additional fees; only the bid you made. When you buy more expensive items, it may be sufficient to pay a deposit at the time of sale. For tenant-owned apartments, real estate or for example more expensive cars, the deposit is normally 10% of the price. We will inform you when to pay the rest of the amount.
You may pay with a bank card or by money order. However, we do not accept American Express or Diners card.
Do I need to be present at the auction to make a bid?
With the exception of our online auctions, you must be present yourself or via a representative. For auctions of tenant-owned apartments and real estate, you may participate by telephone from one of our other offices. If you contact us three days in advance we will assist you.
What is the lowest price at an auction?
It is not possible to say in advance. We make an assessment in each case of the lowest price accepted.
How much does an executive sale cost and who pays it?
You only pay the bid you made, no additional fees. Costs can vary and are taken out of the purchase price. If there is no sale, the person who requested the sale pays all costs incurred.
Do I have to pay VAT?
If the object of sale was part of taxable operations, VAT is included in the purchase price. You can read more about VAT on the website of Skatteverket, the Swedish Tax Agency.
Do I need a Swedish civic registration number?
Yes, in order to make a change of ownership you must have a Swedish civic registration number and a Swedish address. You can apply for a temporary civic registration number from Transportstyrelsen, the Swedish Transport Agency.
When can I first use a temporarily de-registered vehicle purchased at an executive auction?
When you have paid in full, we send the change of ownership documents to Transportstyrelsen. It is possible to immediately register a vehicle that has been temporarily de-registered. Provided that the new owner has arranged third-party insurance for the vehicle, we will fax a "Vehicle registration application" to Transportstyrelsen.
When do I have access to the property I have purchased?
The buyer generally gets access on the day the distribution meeting is held. In most cases this is four weeks after the auction. If the property is sold by a real estate agent, the date of access can be determined as no longer than 10 weeks after the sale.
What can the landlord do with the property from its seizure until it is sold?
The owner may not manage the property in a way that has negative effect to its value. He may not sell or remove any objects belonging to the property. For example a building, fixtures and fittings such as fridges or washing machines, fences or other equipment on the property intended for permanent use. This prohibition also applies to trees, shrubs and other plants on the property.
What happens if the previous owner does not move?
You can contact us and apply for assistance to gain access to the property you have purchased. This is called provisional remedy. If you have any questions about this, you are welcome to call our customer service.
Is an energy certificate issued for a building before an executive sale?
There is an exemption from the rules on energy certification when a building is sold through executive auction. If there is no existing energy certificate, it is not necessary to issue one. You can read more about energy certification on the website of Boverket, The National Board of Housing, Building and Planning.
If you have any further questions you are welcome to contact us by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call us at 0771-73 73 00.
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