Tue 22 Dec 2020
The government yesterday, 21st December 2020, confirmed all estate and letting agents within the housing market are free to go about their jobs, within all tiers, including visiting properties. Property conveyancers, surveyors, trades people and DEA EPC inspectors are similarly included.
The updated advice also asks that agents states:
Agents should ask whether any party is showing symptoms or has been asked to self-isolate before going ahead with any viewing, or visits to offices.
Ask visitors to their branches to wear face masks.
Wear masks during viewings, valuations or appraisals.
Strongly advise potential buyers and tenants to complete initial viewings virtually online.
Agents must not drive anyone to viewings.
Clean keys before handover.
Living Property comply fully with the Government Covid pandemic safeguarding advice.
"Living Property at Beccles 5 stars ! I own two properties in the UK. The one in Worcestershire is managed by a national chain and although I am quite satisfied by their service the difference in management skills is vastly different. At Living Property I need only send one email or make one phone call to ask Kim or Paula and their team to sort out the most complex of problems and they do so without delay without having to constantly refer back to me. Unlike my other property there is no waiting to send out a contractor to change locks, clean a carpet or fix a fence. I live abroad with a six hour time difference and my property has been nothing short of a nightmare listing for them from the start. To date they have dealt with a fire resulting in a complete refurbishment, Fire chiefs, insurance agents, contractors of every description plus difficult tenants. All were dealt with professionally and efficiently. I am certain that the "national chain" would have dropped this property from their books by now. Not the team at Living Property. Despite all this they quickly found me a perfect family. I cannot recommend them highly enough. J Taylor "