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 have fully managed my three rental properties in Bungay for several years now. I have always found Kim and Paula to be efficient, professional, proactive and friendly. Dealing with them has become like dealing with friends. The agencyâ€™s monthly management fee is very reasonable. I am often abroad, and I particularly value the fact that when tenants move in or out, the staff deal with all the utility companies, meter readings, Council Tax, etc. In the early days, when I managed the properties myself, this was nothing but hassle, worry and aggravation, but not any more. Paula makes regular inspections of the properties and reports back to me. She is not greeted by the tenants with suspicion or misgiving but is welcomed in, sometimes with tea and pastries! I have no hesitation in recommending Living Property both to landlords and tenants. Dr C. Goodden (landlord)"