What does the third lockdown mean for homeowners in England?
With the new variant of COVID-19 causing a rapid rise in
infections throughout the country, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new
measures and a national lockdown to mitigate the spread of the virus to protect
the NHS and save lives. But what does this mean for home movers?
Virtual Viewings And Meetings
Buyers hoping to make the most of the Stamp Duty holiday
savings will face a few restrictions but will be able to continue the property
buying process. During the latest lockdown, more activity will be conducted
online through virtual appointments and viewings.
Physical Viewings And Meetings
If you are serious about purchasing the property, you may
want to arrange a viewing in person. Physical meetings and viewings can still
take place but should be avoided where possible, must only be made when a buyer
is serious about purchasing a property and must be by appointment only. We will
inform buyers of their Covid-19 procedures before any physical meeting takes
place, even when the agent is not present for the viewing. All physical
viewings are limited to two households and social distancing rules, avoiding
contact and wearing face coverings must occur to prevent the spread of the
virus. Anyone who is self-isolating or quarantining are not permitted to meet.
Loveitts would also remind viewers of the hygiene measures that needs to be
carried out, such as washing hands with soap and water and disinfecting keys
and surfaces visitors have come into contact with.
If you are hoping to sell your home during the latest
lockdown, digital market appraisals and viewing options allow us to conduct
property valuations professionally and remotely. Virtual Valuations are
conducted with the same level of expertise and detail, whilst protecting our
communities throughout the pandemic. We can also arrange a valuation in person,
with the necessary social distancing measures being adhered to.
Please do not hesitate to contact Loveitts for more
information by speaking to our sales team at our three branches by calling the