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:
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.
It's been a confusing few weeks for Landlords and agents with regards to the new electrical safety standards. Here's the low down.
COVID is still well rooted in the UK, and therefore it's not just a case of simply heading back to the office and booking appointments.
Landlords must not grant or renew a tenancy after 1st April where the EPC rating is lower than an 'E'.
If the property you are buying is vacant you can continue with the transaction. If not you should work to agree an alternate date.