Sussex’s most successful property auctioneer Austin Gray has announced that it is joining the UK’s number one property auction brand Auction House, and will re-launch as ‘Auction House Sussex’ from January 2016.

Austin Gray has been holding auctions in Brighton and Hove for over 30 years, and has an enviable reputation in the area, with a current success rate of 87%. Meanwhile, Auction House is the largest property auctioneer in the UK, selling more properties per year than any of its rivals, and was recently named Residential Auction House of the Year 2015 by leading industry publication The Negotiator. The brand now accounts for more than 12% of all property auction sales nationally.

Austin Gray Auction Manager Nick Muston said: “We are thrilled to be joining the Auction House brand in 2016. The move means that we will be enhancing our coverage of both East and West Sussex, as well as working in partnership with other residential sales, residential lettings and commercial agents in the area.

“It also means that we will be upgrading our capabilities, with the aim for Auction House Sussex to become the ‘go to’ auctioneer across the two counties.”

Welcoming Austin Gray to the fold, Auction House Founding Director Roger Lake said: “We’re delighted that Austin Gray has joined us. The company is already a well-established auctioneer in Sussex, and its arrival will strengthen our presence along the south coast of the UK, as well as making the brand active in a territory where sale by auction is already popular.”

Auction House provides a powerful combination of a recognised national brand and regional auction rooms run by prominent estate agents and auctioneers. All Auction House offices benefit from corporate support such as branded material, website coverage and advertising – as well as the ability to sell property at regional auctions, so the very best results can be achieved.