Property market reopens to in person viewings
- 15th May 2020
- Our News
Government guidance encourages buyers and renters to view properties virtually in the first instance
Following Government guidance, estate agents are now permitted to open for business, with property viewings set to recommence.
However, the Ministry of Housing has advised that those looking for a new property should in the first instance, carry out viewings virtually. In-person viewing appointments should be reserved for properties that are of particular interest to the buyer or renter.
Since the lockdown, all viewings have had to be conducted virtually, with vendors and landlords offering pre-recorded video tours of their properties to prospective buyers and tenants. We’ve actually found that this feature has been surprisingly popular.
Now that restrictions have been eased and viewings in person may take place, ludlowthompson will be adhering closely to the Government’s policy, strictly complying with all health and safety guidance, in order to ensure the safety of all parties. Buyers, renters, sellers and estate agents will be required to take all precautions, including keeping two metres apart during viewings.
Homeowners may now prepare their properties to sell, and surveyors may enter properties in order to conduct valuations. Tradespeople are permitted to carry out work on properties, provided they operate in line with health guidance.
Stephen Ludlow, Chairman of ludlowthompson says: “Following the Government’s advice, anyone looking to move should get in touch with ludlowthompson via our ‘always on’ channels.”
“In accordance with this advice we strongly encourage clients to view properties virtually in the first instance. Then, when it can be safely facilitated clients may physically inspect properties which they have a strong interest in.”
“Vendors and landlords can follow our guidance on preparing an online video presentation of their property. This can help with an initial appraisal prior to a formal valuation being conducted.”
Stephen Ludlow adds: “ludlowthompson’s procedures are also set to match the highest standards combined with a practical, user-friendly approach that delivers the best outcomes for customers.”
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Here is a selection of recent reviews of happy customers of ludlowthompson via Google Reviews:
M Z via Google Reviews:
“Great service from a transparent and respectful team. Decided to use ludlowthompson to let and manage my property and have had a very pleasant experience so far. They managed to source me a tenant faster than my previous agent and have handled the negotiation and signing of the contract smoothly & efficiently.”
Clare A via Google Reviews:
“The Lettings team comes highly recommended! Professional, well organised and know the market. This is the second time they have sourced tenants for me and on each occasion, the service provided has been outstanding. The whole process has been stress-free which is very important from the client prospective.”
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