Latest Guidance for Selling and Viewing your Home under Covid 19

LATEST GOV ADVICE ON SELLING AND VIEWING YOUR HOME

The Government have this morning given the green light to open the property market following strict guidelines to prevent the spread of the Corona Virus. You will now be able to sell your home, although for obvious reasons, there will need to be many more precautions taken. Here’s the latest Government advice on viewing your property:

“People are free to move home, however the process of finding and moving into a new home is likely to be different, as those involved in the process will need to adapt practices and procedures to ensure that the risk of spread of coronavirus is reduced as far as possible. It is vital that everyone stays alert and safe.

  • Initial viewings should be done virtually wherever this is possible and property agents should help you to do this.
  • All physical viewings should be limited to members of the same household and open house viewings should not take place.
  • When physically viewing properties, where possible, you should avoid touching surfaces, wash your hands regularly, and bring your own hand sanitiser. The number of people on a viewing should be minimised to those from your household that absolutely have to be there. If you need to be accompanied by small children, you should try to keep them from touching surfaces and ensure they wash their hands regularly.
  • If people are being shown around your current home, you should open all internal doors and ensure surfaces, such as door handles, are cleaned after each viewing with standard household cleaning products.
  • As most people choose to, we recommend that you vacate your property whilst viewings are taking place in order to minimise your contact with those not in your household.
  • Anyone involved in any aspect of the home moving process should practice social distancing in line with public health advice.
  • When moving between properties, you and those in your household should try to do as much of the packing yourself as you can. Where this is not possible, you should speak to removal firms in advance. There is further advice about this below.
  • If you are particularly worried about the risk of infection, then speak to the professionals involved, your landlord, estate agent or removers as they may be able to put in place extra measures.

Everyone involved in the moving process must follow social distancing to minimise the spread of the virus.”

To read the full advice on house moving and selling click here: https://bit.ly/35T1Zh4

At BigBlackHen.com we have already innovated in the face of this awful virus with Virtual Valuations, Video Guided Tours of empty homes and our unique Virtual Home Staging Consultation. We will be following Government rules strictly and will also be follwing their advice to wear face masks for all future viewings.

If you would like to discuss selling your home in the current climate then please feel free to call Nigel Adams on 01992-878580.