Regtransfers DVLA auction bidding service

Regtransfers has been bidding and winning at the DVLA private plates auction for decades. For a fee of just 10% of the hammer price, we will act as your agent at the auction to bid on your behalf and to keep you up to date with developments.


How the bidding service works

We don't just bid by telephone or online, we send experienced staff to the auction in person. We provide expert advice before the auction starts, as well as us calling you from the auction so you can listen to the bidding and speak to our expert as the sale is taking place.

Calculating fees

The two examples show what the fees are at and below the guideline price. You may choose to bid higher than the guideline price to maximise your chance of success. If the number sells at auction for less than the guideline price (the second example) you will pay less in fees. Here's how the fees are calculated.

Fees at guideline price

Item Price
† Estimated by Regtransfers
* Not subject to VAT
Guideline price † £5000
Hammer price £5000
Auctioneer's Buyer's Premium (8%) £400
Our fee (10%) £500
VAT on Hammer price & Fees £1180
DVLA Assignment Fee * £80
Total £7160

Fees for less than the guideline price

Item Price
† Estimated by Regtransfers
* Not subject to VAT
Guideline price † £5000
Hammer price £3000
Auctioneer's Buyer's Premium (8%) £240
Our fee (10%) £300
VAT on Hammer price & Fees £708
DVLA Assignment Fee * £80
Total £4328

Why use our service?

Experience is the key

Our auction team has unequalled experience of the DVLA auction. Regtransfers is the only dealer to to have physically attended every single auction since they started in 1989. Our success rate is high: We win more lots at DVLA auction than any other dealer.

Reliability is essential

Regtransfers staff remain at the auction from when bidding begins on the very first lot to when the hammer falls on the very last. Unlike other dealers, we don't depend on unreliable phone or internet connections to place our bids.

Personal service

Speak with our team at the auction and get offer updates, options and advice in real time. You can decide to increase your maximum bid halfway through the sale of a lot and you'll even be able to hear bids as they are placed in the saleroom.

A DVLA Auction success story

Photo showing the two number plates acquired for The Bowgie Inn

Our signature plates couldn't be better. It's actually difficult to find something that spells exactly what you want, but Regtransfers delivered our ideal registrations, not once but twice! They're a real topic of conversation when people see us and I'm certain that they help us raise our profile and promote the business.

I couldn't be happier with the service we received from Regtransfers - they were helpful, friendly and super efficient.

Sally Pickes - Owner/Manager, The Bowgie Inn

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