One of the first questions we're being asked at the moment is "Can I still move house in the 4 week lockdown in England?" and the short answer is yes, it is still possible, as long as everyone involved follows the guidelines that the government has set.
The latest restrictions came into place on 5th November 2020 and will be in place until 2nd December 2020. The government have stated clearly that Estate Agency and Moving house can still continue.
From the Government Website:
"You can still move home. People outside your household or support bubble should not help with moving house unless absolutely necessary.
Estate and letting agents and removals firms can continue to work and people looking to move home can continue to undertake viewings.
So what changes have Belvoir Aldershot made?
Since the longer 'Lockdown' earlier in the year we put in place several measures such as remote working systems, to allow administrative staff to work safely at home. This means that we can limit the number of people in our office whilst still remaining open and accessible.
An appointment system is in place at the office, so that the number of people in the space can be controlled and cleaning measures undertaken.
We also have an NHS Track and Trace Code for visitors to the office to scan using the app.
Viewings and appraisals are also still able to go ahead with appropriate social distancing measures, and appropriate PPE will be worn.
People viewing properties are also asked to wear masks and sanitise their hands, not to touch door handles/light switches whilst in the property and any surfaces the agent doing the viewing does need to touch such as door handles, are wiped down with an appropriate cleaner afterwards.
We have been working consistantly using these protocols since March 2020, and are confident that as long as the advice remains to continue in a safe manner, that we can continue to offer the best service to all who work with us in as safe a manner as possible.
If you have any questions on this or any other lettings or sales queries, all you have to do is ask. We're here to help!