Who can currently view a property or have viewings take place in their property?
Anyone that does not pose a direct risk of transmitting Covid-19 and who is not self-isolating. The government suggests that those who are shielding or vulnerable should seek medical advice and carefully consider their circumstances before engaging with the property market
Can I now move home?
Yes. The government has eased lockdown restrictions so that traditional estate/letting agency practices can resume from 13 May 2020. Provided social distancing guidelines are followed, moving home, property viewings and market appraisals are permitted.
I am not yet on the market; can I view a property
At present, speculative viewings are not allowed and only proceedable buyers will be permitted to view properties. If you would like to list your property, please talk to us for a free market appraisal.
How can I arrange a viewing?
All viewings will take place by appointment and only involve members of a single household. We ask that you are not accompanied by children during a viewing to minimise risk. Prior to any viewing taking place, both parties will be contacted and asked to confirm they have not presented any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19 in the last 7 days. No viewing will go ahead if either party has shown symptoms or have been self-isolating.
How will viewings be conducted?
When a viewing takes place, we will ask you to comply with government guidelines that will include avoiding touching surfaces, following 2m social distancing rules and wearing a face mask. Full details will be provided to you upon confirmation of your viewing.
Do I need to vacate my property before a viewing takes place?
We would encourage you to vacate your property whilst viewings are taking place in order to minimise your contact with those not in your household. If this is not possible, we would encourage you to maintain the 2m social distancing rules by waiting in the garden or in separate rooms.
Do I need to prepare for viewings?
Yes, please open all the internal doors prior to the viewing. Once the viewing has taken place, please ensure surfaces such as door handles are cleaned with standard household cleaning products and towels disposed of safely or washed as appropriate.
Who will be allowed into my property?
Prospective buyers or renters (including those of the same household who must be there), estate agents, conveyancers, surveyors, tradespeople and removal workers.