With lockdown’s now feeling like a common seasonal occurrence affecting our behaviour and way of thinking, how does it play on our desires to buy or sell our homes and scan you still move house during lockdown?
Luckily the housing market is one of the industries that are operating safely and adopting the guidelines in order to securely provide viewings and sales of properties.
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Many people are understandably worried about putting their homes on the market during this period, fearing that valuations may be affected and the ability to hold in house viewings will play at a disadvantage.
Whilst it may play into concerns on a small number of concerned buyers who choose to hold off, there are many that feel the urge to get out and view whilst sticking to safety guidelines.
Safety in Appointments
If you prefer in-house valuations over the many offers of virtual valuations that some people opt towards, they can be undertaken with the fullest extent of safety taken into account.
By ensuring face coverings, social distancing and sanitisation is done with every property, the team at Joules can undertake the task of valuing your home without you being in the property. We recommend that all internal doors are left open and lights are on prior to our agents entering the property, to limit the amount of contact required within the property.
In order to make the process as uncomplicated as possible, it is recommended that anyone in the household either wait outside or in separate rooms away from the work being done in photographing the spaces and measuring up the area. It helps to have the property ready to be photographed ahead of the work being done on our behalf.
Before any viewings by our agents and interested parties, it must be clear that the property has not been host to any Covid-19 cases, or any self-isolating cases as well as if you or your family have been shielding.
These cases in point will have an effect on viewings and valuations. Anybody who has also suffered symptoms relating to Covid-19 will not be eligible to view properties during this time. The property agent is responsible for the maintaining of social distancing for clients and no touching of the property upon viewings.
Can I Still Move During Lockdown?
The Government has backed that house moves can still take place, but it is advisable that you handle your own packing and move with one trusted party if possible.
So many people have been wondering ‘can you still move house during lockdown’? With the high demand for people wanting to buy property in Stockport and successful movements on how to sell a house during this time, working with the team at Joules Estate Agents Stockport is the best move for your situation in 2021.