We have reviewed our procedures to remain compliant with government guidelines during the current lockdown period.
While the housing market in England will remain open, the Welsh government has put all viewings on hold.
Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick, took to social media to confirm that renters and homeowners in England will be able to move and removal firms, tradespeople, and estate agents can still operate by going inside homes.
Writing on Twitter, Jenrick said: “Renters & homeowners will be able to move; Removal firms and estate agents can operate; Construction sites can and should continue; Tradespeople will be able to enter homes. But all must follow the Covid safety guidance.”
Jenrick added that “all parties involved should continue to play their part in reducing the spread of the virus by following the current guidance”.
With social distancing rules in mind, we will be working to the following guidelines:
- Wearing PPE as normal.
- Setting a time limit of 15 minutes for appointments. Virtual viewings and valuations are available where required.
- A maximum of two people will be allowed to view a property at any one time. Both must be from the same household.
- People from a maximum of two separate households will be allowed in a property at any one time. Therefore we will be asking vendors to accompany viewings where possible, in order to avoid unnecessary exposure.
Jenrick also noted: “Tradespeople like electricians, plumbers, repairers of domestic appliances can enter your home. They will need to follow social distancing guidance that has already been published.”
If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to contact your nearest Barbers Office - we are all fully available via email or telephone as we continue to keep our offices locked, but open for appointments only and also work from home where applicable.
Stay safe and best wishes from us all at Barbers.