Art Auctions in Kenya.

Art Auctioneers in Kenya.

(Kenya Art Auctions, Nairobi Art Auctions, Kisumu Art Auctions,Mombasa Art Auctions)

Lolwe Auctioneers is a firm of Auctioneers who are specialized in Live Art Auctions in Kenya. We perform Live Auctions of Art works when called upon by various individuals, organizations and corporates in Nairobi City, Kisumu City, Eldoret town, Mombasa City and Nakuru town. We do perfom in organized events for auctions of Fine Art and Art works and artefacts in various venues, mostly in hotels within the cities of Kenya. We do both Live Auctions and Online Auctions of Fine art and Art works when called upon.

Our Duties for an Art Auction:

Our duty is to perform the Artwork Auction at a designated place in Kenya.

Our Charges:

Our charges for Live Art Auctions are based on an agreed fees guided by the Kenya Auctioneers Act. and Rules - Auctioneers Charges and Fees.

What is An Art Auction or Fine Art Auction: This is the sale of art works through bidding, in most cases in an Auction House or a designated hall or place. Normally, an Auction Catalog, that lists the art works to be sold, is written and made available well before the Auction date. An advertisement in the Daily Newspapers is done early enough to create awareness of the Auction. "Lolwe Auctioneers have the expertise and know-how of Art Auctions in Kenya". We are the Art Auctioneers in Kenya.

Buying at Live Auction, Online Auction or by Private Gallery Sale:
All items that are offered and sold by Lolwe Auctioneers live auctions are subject to our published Terms and Conditions of Business, our Catalog Terms and any oral announcements made during the course of our live auction sales. If you are unable to attend our auction in person during our live auction, you can bid on our; Internet site.
If you are unable to submit a bid for our online auction, please contact us to discuss other possible arrangements.

Online Auction in kenya payment must be made by:

a) Bank Wire direct to our account which we provide on request.
b) Certified Cheque or Bank Draft, unless otherwise arranged in advance with us, or
c) A cheque accompanied by a current Letter of Credit from the Purchaser's bank which will guarantee the amount of the cheque. A cheque not guaranteed by a Letter of Credit must be cleared by the bank prior to purchases being released.
We have offices in Nairobi City, Kenya and our Art Auction experts regularly travel across the Kenya providing confidential and Professional Auction appraisals.
Call us today to arrange for the assessment of your fine art for auction.

Lolwe Auctioneers will arrange to have Property purchased at the Auction sale packed, insured and forwarded to the Purchaser at their request, expense and risk pursuant to the Terms and Conditions of Business set out in the Auction Sale Catalogue.
The Purchaser is aware and accepts that Lolwe Auctioneers does not operate a professional packing service and shall provide such assistance for the convenience only of the Purchaser.
Using its discretion, solely as an accommodation to Purchasers, Lolwe Auctioneers will pack, on its premises, small objects that are not fragile and prints in unglassed frames. Larger works will be forwarded to a professional Art Courier company. All such works are packed at the Purchaser’s risk and then transported by a carrier chosen at the discretion of Lolwe Auctioneers.

All packing, handling and shipping charges will be at the Purchaser's expense.

Selling at Live Auction, Online Auction or by Private Gallery Sale:
Lolwe Auctioneers offer individuals, collectors, corporations and public entities a full service structure for the successful de-acquisition of their artworks. Interested parties should contact us to arrange for a private and confidential appointment to discuss their preferred method of disposition and to analyze preliminary auction estimates, pre~sale reserves and consignment procedures. This service is offered free of charge.

If you are from out of Nairobi City, or are unable to visit us at our offices, we would be pleased to assess the saleability of your artworks by mail, email or courier. Please provide us with photographic or facsimile reproductions of the artworks and information pertaining to title, artist, medium, size, date, provenance, etc. Representatives of our firm travel regularly to major Kenya cities to meet with prospective sellers and purchasers.
It is recommended that property for inclusion in our sale arrives at Lolwe Auctioneers offices at least 90 days prior to our auction. Property for our online auction sale should arrive at least 5 days prior to the Internet posting of our sale. This allows time to photograph, research, catalogue, promote, and complete any required work such as re~framing, cleaning or restoration. All property is stored free of charge until the auction; however, insurance is the Consignor's expense.
Consignors will receive, for completion, a Consignment Agreement and Consignment Receipt which sets forth the terms and fees for our services.
Consignors are entitled to set a mutually agreed Reserve or minimum selling price on their artworks.
Lolwe Auctioneers charges no Seller's penalties for artworks that do not achieve their Reserve price. However, we do charge a photography/cataloging/internet posting charge for each Lot.

Online Auction Seller's Commission
Our Seller's Commission rates charged by Lolwe Auctioneers for our on~line auctions are the same as our live sales. Lolwe Auctioneers online Auction photography, cataloging and internet posting charges are per item. We have no minimum commission for items consigned to our online Auctions.

Rates and fees charged by Lolwe Auctioneers for private gallery sales are agreed upon an individual basis.

Framing and Conservation:
Framing: Whether you are a consignor or a purchaser, Lolwe Auctioneers offers guidance and in-house service for framing your works of art. Attractive, suitable and well-made frames will not only enhance the saleability of your works of art if you are a consignor but will also increase your enjoyment of your collection while protecting works from potential damage.
Please feel free to contact any of our offices to assist you with your framing requirements.

Conservation: As with any collectible item or other real property, maintaining value and saleability depends very much on the good condition of the work. Often a light surface cleaning will refresh a work and reveal details long hidden.
Our experienced staff has been trained to carefully examine your works of art and to advise you about having works cleaned or repaired.

Private Sale and Private Purchase:
Although Lolwe Auctioneers Auction marketing system is the best venue to market important works of art to their fullest advantage, we understand there may be circumstances where clients wish to sell privately. Lolwe Auctioneers has a long and successful history of brokering private sales for our clients. Our highly regarded specialists - known for their scholarship, market savvy and access to a global network of clients - work one-on-one with consignors and buyers to devise a hand-tailored strategy customized to meet all of your needs.
If you would like to sell your works of art outside one of our many auction timelines, our Private Sale service can discreetly broker transactions on your behalf. A professional Consignment Agreement or Statement of Payment will be prepared, and all artwork must be in our possession prior to being offered. Lolwe Auctioneers will then approach the appropriate collectors based on the type of work being sold. Our global client base and vast knowledge of collector interests will result in the best offer on your behalf. Lolwe Auctioneers are also ready to assist you with a private purchase. If you are looking for a particular work of art or have a special occasion and wish to conclude a time sensitive purchase, our specialists will use their vast national network of professionals and private collectors to quickly source the piece you are searching for.

For all your Artworks and Fine Art Collectables Auctions in Kenya, Contact us for Live Art Auctions - email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Antique and Collectables Auctions in Kenya.

Antique and Collectables Auctions in Kenya.

Antique Auction is the sale of an old collectable item,objects at least 100 years old that show some degree of craftsmanship—or a certain attention to design, such as a desk or an early automobile, in most cases in an Auction House or a designated hall or place.An Auction Catalog, that lists the Antiques and collectables to be sold, is written and made available well before the Auction date. "Lolwe Auctioneers have the expertise and know-how of Antique and Collectables Auctions in Kenya"

An antique is a latin word meaning old. Antique is an old collectable item. It is common practice to define "antique" as applying to objects at least 100 years old. It is collected or desirable because of its age, beauty, rarity, condition, utility, personal emotional connection, and/or other unique features. It is an object that represents a previous era or time period in human society. Antiques are usually objects that show some degree of craftsmanship—or a certain attention to design, such as a desk or an early automobile. They are bought at antique shops, estate sales, auction houses, online auctions, and other venues, or estate inherited.

Antiques & Collectables Auctions:
Our Antique sales are held when need be and comprise a wide range of items including: Silver and Plated Wares,Watches, Objects of Vertu and Jewellery, Oriental Ceramics and Works of Art, vintage and Classic Motorcycles and CarsOil Paintings,Watercolours and Prints, Bronzes and Works of Art, Clocks and Barometers, Rugs and Carpets, Antique and Later Furniture,Glass,English and Continental Ceramics.
Illustrated catalogues are produced for all of our sales.

Sell your Antiques using Lolwe Auctioneers:
To sell your antiques using Lolwe Auctioneers, please visit our offices in Nairobi, or send us an email requesting for the sale. We will advise you on auction estimates and recommend the most appropriate sale. Reserve prices on items can be discussed with our valuers and items can be left for the day of Auction.
Appointments can also be made for alternative days of the week in the office or in your home. Please call us to discuss your specific requirements.
We would also be pleased to advise you on the valuation, and subsequent sale by auction, of entire Antiques and collections.

Post or Email a Description and Image:
Alternatively, you can post or email a description and an image and we will reply with a valuation as soon as possible.

House Visits:
Visits can also be arranged throughout Kenya to clients’ homes for the appraisal of collections of larger items for sale.

For all your Antique and Collectables, contact us for your live Auctions. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Debt Collection Service in Kenya and East Africa

Debt Collection Service in Kenya

Debt Collection is the art of recovery of monies owed.Debt collection often arises out of a breach of a condition of a contract such as a lease, unpaid cheques, unserviced loan with the Bank, hire purchase, chattel mortgage or hire arrangement.  It starts due to non-payment of goods or services or any number of other conditions.  It may take many forms from an attendance and collection of payment, to a payment plan or as a last resort the seizure of goods and chattels. This includes repossessions: the seizing of goods and chattels, property where a debt is overdue, and a term of the contract allows for the recovery of property such as vehicles (cars, trucks, motorbikes), boats, machinery and very occasionally other goods such as household furniture and equipment.

Debt Collecting is another field where we are tops. If you enlist  Lolwe auctioneers as your Debt Collectors, your accounts receivables will receive maximum attention. We collect Debts for both Corporate and individuals throughout the Republic of Kenya and East African Countries including; Uganda, Tanzania,Rwanda and Burundi.

Debt collection is an area where absolute honesty and financial discipline of the collector is of utmost importance. We at Lolwe Auctioneers assure you that all your accounts placed with us will be handled with the highest standards of integrity. Effectiveness and efficiency in the collection process are our most honoured virtues. We labour to ensure our clients’ expectations are met at all times.

Our Collection Team:

Lolwe Auctioneers Debt collectors double as licensed Auctioneers as well as Court Process servers in Kenya. We have a lot of experience in this field since we are both qualified accountants and former credit controllers as well as debt collectors in various companies in Kenya.

Fees for Debt Collection:

In debt collection, we charge commissions on contingency basis. You only pay us out of the monies we successfully recover for you from the debtor.

Procedure in Debt Collection Services

Although most clients may have already written for payment, a letter from a professional third party i.e. ourselves does carry a lot of extra weight and a good percentage of debtors will respond. They appreciate that the warnings are no longer an idle threat. Our strong worded and firm collection letters are sent by fax, e-mail as well as personal deliveries to maximize their effect.

Our team of experienced negotiators will also phone your debtors at key times of the day or evening to pin down decision makers and cheque signatories who may have avoided you in the past. We also make personal visits to the debtors’ premises to maximize the collection efforts. We visit premises throughout the Republic of Kenya, both commercial and residential.

We boast the privilege of having successfully collected debts for both local and international companies as well as individuals, some of which we have continued to work for over 25 years.

Some of our clients in Debt Collection Services  include:-

  • Ryce East Africa Ltd.,
  • Diversy East & Central Africa Ltd.,
  • Sc Johnson & Son (Kenya) Limited
  • Doshi Group of Companies

For all your Debt Collection Services, Contact us.

Private Investigation/Skip Tracing Services in Kenya

Private Investigation/Skip Tracing

 Lolwe Auctioneers are essentially private investigators as well as skip tracers. We have a wealth of experience gained in several years. We have done private investigation and skip tracing for the Kenyan banks and financial institutions, lawyers, and real estate agents not to mention private individuals and co-operate institutions.

Private Investigation

Private Investigation is a process of searching for criminal or illicit activity, or searching of suspected wrongdoing or missing persons by a person not in the police force. The person who undertakes the task of investigating criminal or illicit activity or searches for missing persons and is not in the police force is regarded as a Private Investigator.

A private investigator

A private investigator,usually referred to as PI and informally called a private eye, a private detective or inquiry agent, is a person who can be hired by individuals or groups to undertake investigatory law services.In Kenya, Private investigators often work for lawyers in civil cases, and for insurance companies to investigate suspicious claims. Private investigators also perform due diligence for corporations and individuals on matters relating to human resource and investment proposals. They perform investigative due diligence.

Lolwe Auctioneers also double as Private Investigators and undertakes private investigation services.

Our Services in Private Investigation:

The following is a list of just some of the services that Lolwe Auctioneers offer. Clients in search for the services of a PI firm are encouraged to read all of the descriptions:-

Document Service - Involves the hand delivery of legal documents (also called process serving) for purposes relating to legal proceedings.

Locating of Property / Persons - Our investigators help find missing persons or property. It is often used to recover property or other assets that have been ordered by the court to be surrendered or returned.Background/Due Diligence - Our investigators gather thorough background or historical information relating to an individual or a corporation. A wide variety of techniques are used. These investigations are relied upon to make important personal, relationship, business or legal decisions.
Spouse Behavior - Our Services are demanded to help assess the behavior and character of a spouse or partner when they are away from the Client. The information can help clients to make important decisions or assist with legal matters.

Security Consulting/Risk Analysis - Our Services are demanded to assess the state of physical security of your residence or business, then enhance your environment to provide more effective security and reduce your risk exposure.
Private Investigation is an area where you need confidence in the integrity and energy of the agency you engage. Lolwe Auctioneers is the private investigator you can trust for fast, efficient and friendly service. Lolwe Auctioneers provides services to organizations such as lawyers, banks as well as to individual clients. We trace and ascertain the assets belonging to the run away debtor.

 Our Clients:

Our services are vital to the Companies, individuals and Law firms that wish to execute warrants of attachment and warrants of arrest against judgement debtors. We are also of great importance to litigants wishing to serve court processes upon parties whose physical addresses are not known.

The many law firms and financial institutions that engage our services can attest to our tracing prowess.

What is Skip Tracing?

It is the process of locating a delinquent customer or debtor who is in hiding and does not wish to be found. Skip tracing,usually referred to as; skip tracing, or debtor and fugitive recovery. Is the process of locating a person's whereabouts for any number of purposes.

Lolwe Auctioneer(s) are therefore referred to as;Skiptracer(s) - someone who performs the task of locating a delinquent customer or debtor who doesn’t wish to be found.The term "skip" refers to the person being searched for, and is derived from the idiomatic expression "to skip town", meaning to depart,perhaps in a rush, leaving minimal clues behind to "trace" the "skip" to a new destination.It is basically an investigative technique that traces or finds skips or people who have skipped out on their financial or legal obligations.Skip tracing is also sometimes called debtor or fugitive recovery. Skip tracing can help you get owed money back or can help ensure that a dangerous criminal finds his or her way back to court.

Why you need to hire Lolwe Auctioneers as your skip tracers?

Hiring Lolwe Auctioneers who are professionals for a skip trace is far more effective, since our staff will work until he or she finds the person you're seeking. Plus, a professional skip tracer can use techniques that are not available to law enforcement agencies. For instance, our staff are not restricted by just cause regulations or search warrants. We can simply find and recover the person in question using our techniques. While many people assume that law-enforcement agencies take care of finding fugitives and other such problems, the truth is that most agencies are overwhelmed with work. If you want a debtor or a criminal found, you may have to do so youself or seek for our services.

At Lolwe Auctioneers, we use Skip tracing tactics while carrying out the services of; Debt collection, repossession, private investigations, or to locate a subject whose contact information is not immediately known.We start by collecting as much information as possible about the subject. The information is then analyzed, reduced, and verified. Sometimes the subject's current whereabouts are in the data, but are obfuscated by the sheer amount of information or disinformation. Often, the job becomes more than mere research since one must often employ methods of social engineering, which involves calling or visiting former neighbors, employers or other known contacts to ask about the subject, sometimes under false or misleading pretenses.

Records that our "skiptracers" use include amongst others; phone number databases, credit reports (including information provided on a loan application, credit card application, and in other debt collector databases), job application information, utility bills - electricity, water, phone, and Internet. While some of these records may be publicly available, some cannot be accessed without an appropriate search warrant, which is generally only available to the Police.

Even when no specific information is returned, public and private databases exist that cross-reference skip tracing information with others the "skip" may have lived with in the recent past.

What is involved in the skip trace?

Depending on the situation, skip trace can involve the following amongst others:

1. Surveillance- Skip tracers may observe certain homes where the person being sought has been known to live.

2.Background checks-Skip tracers and private investigators wishing to locate a debtor will often run background checks in order to figure out a targets past habits. In many cases, this can lead investigators right to their target.

3.Interviews and questioning-Professional investigators will often speak with those who know a target well. They may try to convince a debtors family that the debtor should call in, or they may try to get acquaintances to simply slip up and reveal a targets whereabouts.

4.Impersonations and traditional investigative work-A skip tracer may pose as a Courior delivery person or someone else in order to get close to a target. They may also spend hours researching in order to find where someone is most likely to be hiding.

5.Informants- Many private investigation professionals have a network of informers who work for them. These informants will often find out information quickly by talking to their own contacts.

For all your Private Investigations and Skip tracing services, Contact us.

Court Process Service in Kenya

Process Servers in Kenya

Lolwe Auctioneers are Kenya Licensed Court Process servers. Court Process Service is a legal process that utilizes the services of a Licensed Court Process server, authorized under the Laws of Kenya to conduct the procedure. Court Process server is the generic name given to a person who serves court documents.  Court documents are generally served as a way of advising or notifying of an occurrence or process. Not all documents in all jurisdictions must be served by a process server.  One example of this is a proclamation by an Auctioneer, also known as attachment of goods or property and leaving the same with the Judgement debtor for a stipulated period. However, world over,  it is recommended that they are served by a process server, to ensure that the legislative requirements are met.

Generally, the process of service includes the provision of an acknowledgement, or Oath of Service.  These take different forms in different jurisdictions.
What is Service of Process ?
Service of process is the procedure employed to give legal notice to a person, such as a defendant, of a court or administrative body's exercise of its jurisdiction over that person so as to enable that person to respond to the proceeding before the court, body, or other tribunal.Usually, notice is furnished by delivering a set of court documents, called "process",to the person to be served.
Who are Process Servers?

A process server in Kenya is an individual licensed by the High Court of Kenya to provide personal delivery of legal documents, subpoenas, writs, summons, complaints, orders and other court documents filed by a court of law in Kenya.In Kenya,every individual, court and legal practitioner is governed by the laws of Kenya. Where the court document or documents are generated from and filed, is where the laws of Kenya are set forth for process servers.

Process Servers provides a service for Attorneys and the legal industry as a whole. A process service of court documents is a Service of Process and is carried out personally by a licensed Court process server. Depending on the documents ordered to be served in Kenya, Lolwe Auctioneers Court Process Servers do serve court documents quickly and efficiently throughout the country. Lolwe Auctioneers Process Servers are legal document servers licensed by the High Court of Kenya and are guided by the The Kenya civil procedure Act and Rules

A Kenya Court Process Server is a civil  process server who does serve legal documents or any court related documents that are filed in the Court System within Kenya.
The Kenya civil procedure Act and Rules describes a “document” to include: writs, notices, pleadings,orders, summonses, warrants and other documents, proceedings and written communications.
Licensed Court Process Servers - Lolwe Auctioneers
Licensed Court Process Servers at Lolwe Auctioneers doubles as well as Licensed Auctioneers ,  serve all legal documents and your other important documents upon the parties to whom they are addressed. This we do as per the legal specifications. We understand that court process service is an integral part in the administration of justice. We therefore execute the process at the shortest time possible bearing in mind that ‘justice delayed is justice denied’. Our team of licensed court process servers will handle all your assignments with the utmost professionalism. At Lolwe Auctioneers, we serve to meet your expectations.
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