Mark Drakeford the First Minister for Wales announced yesterday (19th December) that as from midnight, all of Wales would be subject to Alert Level 4 restrictions. This means that all estate agent offices have to close to members of the public. Whilst our door is closed, our virtual door is always open. The Welsh Government have updated their guidance on moving home in Level 4, the full details of which can be found here. In brief, the guidance says:
Can I move home? Yes, if you can’t delay the moving date until after alert level 4 restrictions are lifted. Associated activities, for example, removals processes, property preparation, handover of keys, surveys and valuations can also take place in line with guidance on working in other people’s homes.
Can home viewings take place? We strongly advise that virtual viewings are used wherever possible, but viewings of properties can take place during alert level 4, however household mixing must be avoided during viewing.
Can a valuation or mortgage survey be done at my property? People responsible for valuing and surveying, such as estate agents, are not prohibited from entering people’s homes, as long as it is managed in a safe way and both the worker and household members are well and have no symptoms of coronavirus. However, we strongly advise that, wherever possible, such activity is deferred until alert level 4 restrictions are lifted.
For more detailed information, please get in touch.