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Covid-19 Update – Tier Three

Tier Three

Written by: Category: News October 20, 2020

Tier 3 Lockdown

Today, Manchester has been placed into a tier three lockdown. This means we are now in an area with significantly high levels of covid 19 transmission.

The local lockdown restrictions in Manchester have brought with it a lot of uncertainty. Especially when it comes to the property market and how it will affect your house purchase or sale. So, here’s what you need to know.

What does this mean for your property search and arranging viewings?

Under the government’s advice, estate agents remain open and physical property viewings are still allowed with a strict booking process in place. All appointments will be carried out in line with government safety guidance, taking all necessary precautions.

In the first instance we recommend prospective purchasers and tenants take advantage of our virtual and video tours prior to viewing in person.

Can you list your home for sale during a local tier three lockdown?

Yes. When it comes to having your property valued and placing it to the market during the tier three lockdown, there are no currently no restrictions. Simply contact our office and arrange an appointment to get things moving. Just like pre-covid, we can market your home and take photos and videos of your property by adopting government safety guidance and all necessary precautions.

Do you need to bring anything with you when viewing a property?

Viewings in person need to be arranged by appointment only. When viewing in person, you should maintain a two metre distance where possible, wear face masks and avoid touching surfaces.

Homeowners should keep internal doors open and clean surfaces and door handles with standard household cleaning products afterwards.

What’s next?

At present, let us reassure you that the housing market is moving despite the restrictions caused by COVID-19. We have found new ways to continue with property sales whilst adhering to and adjusting to these new government rules.

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