“A week is a long time in politics” – so is a day! In the morning yesterday the Housing Secretary tells us no easing on estate agency and in the afternoon the Health Secretary amends the Covid-19 regulations that allow buyers, tenants and agents to travel to visit houses!
Accordingly we are now able to organise viewings and market appraisals and, importantly buyers and tenants know that they are now allowed to come and see houses and to resume their moving plans. Nevertheless the country remains in lockdown and we will all need to abide by the “Covid-19 Working Safely Guidelines”. The objective of these is to ensure the risk of infection from Coronavirus is kept as low as possible whilst allowing people to resume their livelihoods and to work. We are very conscious, above all, of safeguarding everyone’s health and well-being.
We will therefore adopt an agreed protocol based on Government guidelines for viewings and for preparing houses for sale which we will share with you. We will discuss these with our clients, buyers and tenants before every viewing and appointments. We want everyone to be happy with the arrangements.
We will keep in touch and are doing everything we can now to get things moving again.