Taylor & Co Property in Abergavenny

Updated September 2021

Following recent Government announcements on Autumn / Winter Covid-19 business preparedness, we have reviewed our working practices to ensure that we remain Covid secure.  To help protect our teams, our customers and to help reduce the spread of this virus, we have taken the following action:

1: We will operate in accordance with Government guidance at all times and take all reasonable steps to protect our team and our customers and have in place measure to help prevent the spreading of the Covid 19 virus.

2: Our offices will be open, but we will restrict numbers entering to ensure social distancing can take place.  Visitors to our office are required to wear face coverings. Our team sit behind screened desks but wear a face covering if moving around the office when visitors are present.

3: We support the guidance that face coverings should be worn when in any enclosed/indoor setting with people who you are not normally with.

4: We will have supply of hand sanitizer at appropriate points in offices for use by staff and visitors

5: In the office and on appointments we will take all reasonable steps to ensure social distancing is maintained.

6: We will not permit any face-to-face meeting to take place in any case where any party has been advised to self-isolate or is awaiting Covid 19 test results.

7: We will ensure that where possible, our offices are well ventilated and that our team has access to regular hand washing facilities.

8: We will recommend virtual appointments as a first option to reduce the level of face-to-face contact.

9: We will issue digital information and communication where possible.

10: We will retain your information should this be needed for any NHS test and trace purposes.

11: Where viewing/market appraisal appointments are undertaken we will either ourselves or ask sellers to open all internal doors to restrict ‘touching’ of surfaces.

12: For property viewings we will request that the number of people attending the viewing is kept to two people.

13: We have maintained a flexible working pattern allowing our teams to work from home where they can and where they are able to do so. This may be on a fixed basis or as and when required, so whilst you may not ‘see’ us all the time in the office, we want to re-assure you we are still here, still offering all of our services but from the safety of our homes.

14: If our own teams are working in the office then they will take a covid lateral test to identify any early signs of a potential issue, even if they are not showing any symptoms.

15: We have a dedicated Covid 19 responsible person who is Kate Taylor, who should be the first point of contact for any Covid related queries.

16: We reserve the right to amend these procedures at short notice depending on Government advice at the time.

17: We will follow Government guidance on Home Moving.

Working together we are doing ‘our bit’ to help reduce the probability of meeting someone who may have Coronavirus even if they don’t display any symptoms.

For more detailed information, please refer to https://gov.wales/coronavirus

 

The Welsh government has extended once more the period during which landlords must give tenants at least six months’ notice to evict. Due to the Covid pandemic, the Welsh Government required landlords and agents to give six months notice to tenants of an intention to evict, which was due to expire at the end of June 2021 but was extended again to 30th September 2021.  However, the Welsh housing minister, Julie James, has now decided to extend the existing rules again until the end of the year, citing rising infections and hospitalisations. Read more on this here.

Creating a welcoming atmosphere within the first few steps of your home is important, whether you are looking to sell your property or not. The sense of ‘coming home’ is an ambience many strive to achieve in their entrance ways, lobbies and porches, and entering this area of your home after a long day at work or school should take any stresses of the day away.  If you are looking to sell, first impressions count. Creating a well-thought-out, organised and, above all, clean entrance will not only increase kerb appeal, which will increase viewings and interest, but also potentially increase the value of your home. Read these top five tips from the Guild of Property Professionals here for improving the entrance to your home.

During the second week of September we will be setting up a stall in our Abergavenny office and selling hand-made crafts to raise money for Tŷ Hafan. They are one of the UK’s leading paediatric palliative care charities and offers care to children and support for their families, throughout Wales.  They offer comfort, care and support to life-limited children, young people and their families in the hospice, in the community and in their home so they can make the most of the time they have left together.
 
Ty Hafan is our chosen charity and we are asking as many people as possible to DONATE their homemade items, such as blankets, jams, jewellery and more for us to sell and to help support this wonderful charity. 

While the property market is slowly moving back to a more 'normal' format with most buyers seeking an "in person" viewing appointment, we'd like to make the process as smooth as possible, so have a look at this advice from The Guild of Property Professionals and follow their guides when it comes to moving, starting with this ultimate house viewing checklist >> here

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