12 Position of auctioneer

Where property is sold by auction, there is a prior contract between the seller and the auctioneer1 and there is a contract of sale between the seller and the buyer to which the auctioneer is normally not a party2. There is also a third contract between the auctioneer and the buyer on the terms of the auction conditions so that if those conditions oblige the buyer to pay a deposit or the price to the auctioneer, the auctioneer may sue for the money accordingly3. If a deposit is paid by the

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