We may be in Lockdown 2 but the property market is still open and so are CB Estates. Since last Thursday until at least Wednesday 2 December, England is now under stricter new coronavirus restrictions. It has been called Lockdown 2 and will last for four weeks.
Lockdown 1 in March had a major impact on the housing market and property activity all but stopped overnight. However, the Government has stressed that the property market this time can continue to operate during Lockdown 2, provided Covid safety precautions are taken.
The Government has confirmed that you are allowed to do the following:
Visit estate or letting agents, developer sales offices or show homes
View homes to buy or rent
Prepare a home to move into
Visit a home to prepare it for sale or rent.
Can I move home?
Yes, this is allowed provided everybody follows social distancing procedures and takes precautions, such as using masks and gloves. Removal firms have been allowed to stay open to enable moves to take place
Can I still view properties in person?
Yes, however there will be extra restrictions and you may be asked to view a video of the property first. You must wear a face covering and there will be a restriction on the number of people allowed in the property at any one time. You must not view properties if you are showing symptoms of COVID-19 or are self isolating. You should take care to avoid touching surfaces and the time spent in the property should be kept to a minimum.
Can I put my house on the market?
Yes you can. Agents are allowed to visit properties to carry out a valuation, take photographs and prepare floorplans.
Are Estate Agents allowed to open?
Yes Agents can open, however many are only allowing visitors by appointment and with suitable face coverings.
CB Estates is open for business during Lockdown 2 and we are following COVID-19 safety guidelines to ensure the safety of all our customers. All our available properties have a detailed video walkthrough available so that you are able to 'virtually view' the property. Viewings can take place following social distancing guidelines and taking relevant precautions. We are also available to carry out valuations either virtually or in person.