Auction Regulations

LAWS AND REGULATIONS FOR AUCTION ITEMS

Tennants comply with UK and EU law relating to the sale of material from endangered species and current health and safety regulations.

MATERIAL FROM ENDANGERED SPECIES

Clients intending to import/export any item derived from natural history specimens into/from a non-European country should first check for any Import/Export and possession restrictions prior to bidding/selling.

Certain species are also subject to CITES regulations when exporting/importing these items out of the EU.  CITES regulations are given on UK CITES website or may be obtained from:

The Animal and Plant Health Agency

Centre for International Trade

Horizon House

Deanery Road

Bristol BL1 5AH

wildlife.licensing@apha.gsi.gov.uk

0117 372 3700

Those species that are covered by the US Endangered Species Act (USESA) or The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA): potential US bidders should check with USF&W (US Fish and Wildlife Services) for trade/possession restrictions in the US prior to bidding.

  • CITES Licenses for Sale

The sale of certain materials and species of animals are subject to CITES regulations, and must be sold with a CITES license. A specialist will inform you if you need a CITES license to sell your items, and if a license is required, Tennants can apply for it on your behalf for a fee of £46.

FIRE REGULATIONS

Soft furnishings made with synthetic fillings must carry Fire Safety labels. Items with no labels, or labels removed cannot be sold.

PAT TESTING

All electrical items must receive a Portable Appliance Test (PAT), for which there is a £5 per item charge. We reserve the right to dispose of unsafe equipment without your prior permission.