Property industry update - January 2021
Following the PM’s announcement yesterday evening, we wanted to make you aware that home moving can continue, whether you're in England, Wales or Scotland.
Here's a summary of the latest guidance and some of the resources we have available to help.
Can we continue to open?
Yes, Estate and Letting Agents can continue to work. However in order to protect our staff, physical visits to our office are not permitted but please remember that you can always call or email us at your convenience.
Are we still able to conduct viewings?
Yes, but the first option should always be a virtual appointment. Where a face-to-face appointment is requested, then this should only be arranged where there is a genuine need for that appointment to take place ‘now’ and a genuine reason why it could not be deferred until after restrictions are eased.
Any face-to-face appointment must be in agreement with all parties (seller and buyer) and should be completed in accordance with our Covid secure policy at all times.
Can people travel to appointments from out of the local area?
Once again, the key message is to limit travel where possible, however where there is a genuine need to make the journey, either for work purposes or to facilitate the home moving process, then this is permitted
Can agreed sales continue?
Yes – any sale already agreed can continue to exchange and completion with all parties working Covid securely. New sales and can agreed and processed in the usual way.
As always, we will continue you update you.