I think we all knew it was coming, and on Saturday night it was confirmed as Boris Johnson instigated Lockdown 2.0.
From Thursday, November 5th we will enter 27 days of lockdown until Wednesday December 2nd.
The good news is that the property market will remain open for buyers and sellers in the South West.
Here we answer your frequently asked questions, so you know exactly what to expect during Lockdown 2.0.
Can I put my home in the South West on the market?
Yes. Our team at BOP are ready to take your call and assist with the valuation of your property. We strictly follow all government guidelines and are happy to explain all the measures we have in place including the option of a video valuation.
Can I view properties in the South West?
Yes. We offer video tours for many of our properties in the South West and can still conduct safe in-person viewings through our proper use of PPE, social distancing and strict hygiene rules.
Can I move home in the South West?
Yes, you can. If your sale or purchase is in progress, please speak with us if you have any concerns so that we can put your mind at rest.
We understand you may be anxious about how Lockdown 2.0 may affect the progression of your sale or purchase, and we will do everything we can to ensure it runs smoothly.
Guidance remains the same as was issued previously:
“We have changed how we work to reduce the risk from COVID-19…..We encourage all parties to be as flexible as possible and to be prepared to delay house moves, for example, if one of those involved tests positive with COVID-19 during the moving process or has to self-isolate due to contact.“
“Those renting a property, letting agents and landlords should be aware of and follow the Government guidance on coronavirus and renting which contains further advice that may also be applicable.“
“Initial viewings should be virtual wherever possible.”
“Viewings should be arranged by appointment only. ‘Open house’ viewings should not take place.”
“When viewing properties in person, you should avoid touching surfaces, regularly wash your hands and use hand sanitiser. Open all internal doors within your property before a viewing and ensure surfaces, such as door handles, are cleaned after each viewing. We recommend that owners vacate their property while viewings are taking place to minimise unnecessary contact.“
“Social distancing should be practised in line with public health advice.”
The team at BOP will always keep you updated. Please be assured that we are totally committed to keeping our clients, colleagues and community safe.
If you have any concerns, please telephone us on 01237 479999.
From all at BOP, please stay safe.