Since the 13th May, when the housing secretary announced that Britain’s property market was ‘back in business’ if government guidelines were followed, the biggest aspect of moving home that has many people anxious is house viewings
Opening up the market
‘Opening up the housing market is not just great news for home hunters and estate agents,’ says Charlie Bryant, CEO at Zoopla. ‘As well as unlocking £82bn of housing sales stalled in the pipeline, it will provide an all-important boost to the real economy, as housing sales trigger increased spending through builders, tradespeople, removal firms, solicitors and many more.’
‘Before Covid-19 the housing market was enjoying its strongest start to the year since 2016. By taking these steps, the government will give confidence to buyers, sellers and renters than Britain is reopening for business and they can do their bit to get the economy moving again.’
There’s been numerous measures put in place across the market; from virtual viewings, PPE, buyers only at viewings through to deep cleans before and after viewings. In-person viewings must also follow social distancing measures. You must wash your hands when entering homes and avoid touching surfaces. If social distancing isn’t possible, both viewers and agents should consider wearing a face mask.
For now and the foreseeable future
We all know that nothing beats a viewing in person though as seeing the property in which you may be spending a substantial period of your life in, is not a decision to take lightly. Therefore these preventative measures are now becoming part and parcel of standard viewings at least for now and for the foreseeable future.
As part of my own preventative measures, I’ve recently purchased a number of face coverings from a fantastic local business, which I use for both myself and provide for my clients protection.
Not only are the masks functional, stylish and reusable for the individual, but there’s also a great cause being supported when you purchase one, with a donation from each sale going to Leeway, which supports domestic abuse across our county; visit http://ow.ly/iKha50A3m3z.
All hand-made and great quality fabric (Liberty London), if you need some face masks then I can highly recommend getting in touch with Flora Kilpatrick: [email protected] or on 07498 494460.
Get in touch…
As always, if you’re looking at your next property move, whether residential or second homes across Norfolk/Suffolk, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss your requirements on 07717 311 377 or 01328 822547, or email me at: [email protected].