Taylor & Co Property in Abergavenny

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.

The First Minster has announced today that Wales will be placed in a Level 4 alert as from 28th December.  At this stage no update has been provided on the impact this will have, if any, on the home moving process and whether agents are required to close their offices. The only information published is summary of activities applicable across the 4 tiers, which can be read hereFor further information, please contact us directly.

 

‘Tis the season to wrap up warm and count the days down to Christmas day. As we are spending more time in our homes, it’s more important than ever to create a cosy hideaway to bring us joy. Having more time in our homes means we can shake up our usual Christmas decorating routine and give some extra attention to creating a home of hygge. Read here for a little interiors inspiration for creating a warm and cosy home to enjoy over the festive season. 

 

The impact of the pandemic means the property sector continues to adapt and find innovative ways to market properties digitally. With this in mind, we have collaborated with The Guild of Property Professionals to launch a new product, Hooked, which uses data-driven Facebook advertising to find prospective buyers for all our properties.  You can read more about this here.

Are you looking to give back to your parents by helping buy them a new home? If you’ve reached a stage in your life where you’re financially stable and are able to help Mum and Dad out by finding them the perfect, peaceful home, the Guild of Property Professionals have created a guide to the best places to buy a property for your parents to live in.  Read more here.

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