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Auctioneer trade - Apply for a permit

Anyone who wants to auction off third-party movable property, third-party land or third-party rights on a commercial basis requires the permission of the competent authority. Authorisation may be subject to conditions if this is necessary for the protection of the general public, contracting entities or tenderers.

In the case of partnerships (e.B. OHG, KG), the trader is every managing partner. In the case of legal entities (e.B. GmbH, AG), the permission of the legal entity is granted.

As an auctioneer, you may not:

  • bid on your auctions yourself or through another person for yourself or buy auction goods entrusted to you,
  • allow relatives or your employees to bid at your auctions or to buy auction goods entrusted to you,
  • bid for another person at your auctions or buy auction goods entrusted to you, unless there is a written bid from the other person,
  • auction movable goods from the circle of goods that you carry in your commercial transaction, if this is not customary,
  • auction things,
    • on which you have a lien or
    • if they are among the goods that you offer in open points of sale and that are unused or whose intended use consists in their consumption (consumer goods).

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

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