COVID-19: Safe valuations and viewings advice

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Whether buying, selling, letting or renting property in the UK we have provided outline advice for conducting safe valuations and viewings during the Covid-19 pandemic.

While Whatley Lane Estate Agents undertake to provide all parties with the best possible advice available, it is a shared responsibility and we appeal to the common sense of all involved. For further advice, visit the UK government guidance note detailing Covid-19 property market valuations and viewings protocol.

With the official easing of restrictions in the property market by the UK government – effective as of 13th May 2020 – Whatley Lane Estate Agents has fully re-opened offices in Bury St. Edmunds and Newmarket. To this end valuations and viewings of residential sales and lettings property have resumed. To ensure the safety of our clients as well as our staff, the following procedures have been put in place:

POSTED ON24TH MAY 2020 BY JAMES SAWYER
Coronavirus COVID-19: Safe valuations and viewings advice as the UK property market resumes functionality
Whether buying, selling, letting or renting property in the UK we have provided outline advice for conducting safe valuations and viewings during the Covid-19 pandemic.

While Whatley Lane Estate Agents undertake to provide all parties with the best possible advice available, it is a shared responsibility and we appeal to the common sense of all involved. For further advice, visit the UK government guidance note detailing Covid-19 property market valuations and viewings protocol.

With the official easing of restrictions in the property market by the UK government – effective as of 13th May 2020 – Whatley Lane Estate Agents has fully re-opened offices in Bury St. Edmunds and Newmarket. To this end valuations and viewings of residential sales and lettings property have resumed. To ensure the safety of our clients as well as our staff, the following procedures have been put in place:

ILLUSTRATION BY KEVIN FALES
FOR ALL APPOINTMENTS – VALUATIONS AND VIEWINGS

Prior to any appointment taking place, all parties will be contacted by a member of our staff and asked to confirm they have not presented any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19 in the last 7 days. No appointment will go ahead if either party has shown symptoms or have been self-isolating. Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be worn by the appointed Whatley Lane team member visiting a property. We will be wearing face masks and disposable medical grade nitrile gloves to be disposed of at the end of each property appointment.

COVID-19: VIEWINGS ADVICE FOR BOOKING A VIEWING

Please note that in advance of all viewings we require viewers to fill out our Viewing Declaration Form (downloadable here).

All viewings will take place by appointment and only involve members of a single household. Also please note during the pandemic we are unable to drive clients to appointments. When the viewings takes place, we kindly ask you to comply with the following guidelines – all of which will be strictly adhered to by the Whatley Lane team:

You should avoid touching surfaces, wash your hands before the appointment thoroughly and we insist you bring your own hand sanitiser and face mask (homemade ones are acceptable); ideally disposable gloves

POSTED ON BY JAMES SAWYER

Coronavirus COVID-19: Safe valuations and viewings advice as the UK property market resumes functionality

Whether buying, selling, letting or renting property in the UK we have provided outline advice for conducting safe valuations and viewings during the Covid-19 pandemic.

While Whatley Lane Estate Agents undertake to provide all parties with the best possible advice available, it is a shared responsibility and we appeal to the common sense of all involved. For further advice, visit the UK government guidance note detailing Covid-19 property market valuations and viewings protocol.

With the official easing of restrictions in the property market by the UK government – effective as of 13th May 2020 – Whatley Lane Estate Agents has fully re-opened offices in Bury St. Edmunds and Newmarket. To this end valuations and viewings of residential sales and lettings property have resumed. To ensure the safety of our clients as well as our staff, the following procedures have been put in place:

ILLUSTRATION BY KEVIN FALES

FOR ALL APPOINTMENTS – VALUATIONS AND VIEWINGS

Prior to any appointment taking place, all parties will be contacted by a member of our staff and asked to confirm they have not presented any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19 in the last 7 days. No appointment will go ahead if either party has shown symptoms or have been self-isolating. Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be worn by the appointed Whatley Lane team member visiting a property. We will be wearing face masks and disposable medical grade nitrile gloves to be disposed of at the end of each property appointment.

COVID-19: VIEWINGS ADVICE FOR BOOKING A VIEWING

Please note that in advance of all viewings we require viewers to fill out our Viewing Declaration Form (downloadable here).

All viewings will take place by appointment and only involve members of a single household. Also please note during the pandemic we are unable to drive clients to appointments. When the viewings takes place, we kindly ask you to comply with the following guidelines – all of which will be strictly adhered to by the Whatley Lane team:

> You should avoid touching surfaces, wash your hands before the appointment thoroughly and we insist you bring your own hand sanitiser and face mask (homemade ones are acceptable); ideally disposable gloves.

DIY face masks: Don’t have a face mask? Here’s a short video tutorial on how to make a face mask SEVERAL WAYS from scratch, as presented on ITV’s This Morning TV show

https://youtube.com/watch?v=gINNCYw1agc%3Ffeature%3Doembed

> The number of people on a viewing should be minimised to those from your household that absolutely have to be there. We ask that you are not accompanied by children during a viewing to minimise risk (if there is no practicable way for children not to be present during a viewing, please would parents take it in turns to mind their children outside of the property).

> The member of Whatley Lane staff will accompany clients on a viewing, but follow 2m social distancing rules.

> Where viewings are unaccompanied, please make sure you are familiar with the government guidelines and your responsibilities during these appointments to conduct the viewing safely.

> Once the viewing has taken place, please ensure your hands are washed and all PPE has been disposed of correctly.

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