This week The Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced that the housing market in England can resume. They also went onto say it will mean estate and letting agents can return to work.
The report is based on a Government document called Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations 2020 which has just come out.
What this lift of restrictions means:
- People can visit estate or letting agents, developer sales offices or show homes
- Viewings for residential properties either to buy or rent can go ahead
- People can prepare a residential property to move in or move out
- Valuations and property inspections are allowed to go ahead
Of course, this is great news for Househandlers as we have many people keen to view properties and move home.
We’re expecting a surge of property enquiries from people looking to move and we’ve been getting prepared for this moment since the lockdown began.
All of these relaxations to the COVID19 restrictions are subject to strict social distancing rules which we will of course adhere to.
We have our clean protocol in place, PPE at the ready and we’re itching to help people in the community get moving.
Amid of all this excitement we also know we have a weight of responsibility above our roles as estate agents. We must, and in all circumstances will, practice social distancing properly, follow the Government’s health and safety guidelines and ultimately look after the wellbeing of our clients, our team and our community.
Househandlers is very much looking forward to getting back out there and serving our clients to the best of our ability.