BREAKING NEWS: The market starts to move again...

15/5/2020 9:52 PM

According to several reports from media outlets this evening, a new amendment to the Coronavirus legislation is being put to parliament tomorrow morning. It is expected to allow the following activities during lock-down:

  1. Visiting estate or letting agents, developer sales offices or show homes;
  2. viewing residential properties to look for a property to buy or rent;
  3. preparing a residential property to move in;
  4. moving home;
  5. visiting a residential property to undertake any activities required for the rental or sale of that property;

Subject to any official announcements this looks like we will be able to work as 'normal' whilst observing social distancing measures. The document states that this will come in to effect on the 13th May, but this is not yet confirmed.

I anticipate that agents and viewers will be required to wear some form of PPE whilst carrying out appointments, and we'll release our own guidelines on this inline with any further announcements.

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