HOUSING MARKET UPDATE January 2021

News at Kings Estates | 06/01/2021


HOUSING MARKET UPDATE January 2021

Although the UK has gone into lockdown once again, the property industry remains OPEN for business. 

This means that we can conduct viewings and help people to carry out their moving plans. For the viewings we will be conducting during the lockdown period, our priority is to make sure our clients, our buyers / tenants and our team are safe. 

Safe viewings: Since the housing market re-opened in May last year, we have been conducting safe viewings, and will continue to do so, including both viewers and our team members wearing masks and gloves, making sure viewings are ‘contactless’, observing social distancing guidelines and restricting viewings to only those buyers who are in a position to make an offer, i.e. not speculative viewers. 

Safe valuations: We are still able to offer valuations/appraisals and advice appointments to homeowners, following the same safety guidelines. If you need a valuation/appraisal but would prefer for this to be done remotely, we can do this initially via video/photos etc. Please call us on 01892 533367 or email us at valuations@kings-estates.co.uk and we will arrange this for you. 

Moving house safely: Whilst people are still able to move home during this new lockdown period, the Government has stated that ‘people outside your household or support bubble should not help with moving unless absolutely necessary.’ Public Health England and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government continue to work closely with the National Association of Estate Agents Propertymark, so that our industry is safe for everyone. 

Estate agents, conveyancers, surveyors and removal firms are all required to work in accordance with Government guidelines, and as the situation changes, we will provide further updates on an ongoing basis. 

Not sure whether to sell right now? Talk to us: Whatever your moving plans were before this latest lockdown, they may well have changed now. If you were planning on moving home, and you’re now reconsidering, a chat with us may help to clarify your options. Whatever your plans, we’re here to help. A chat with us now may reassure you and help you make an informed decision for you and your family. 

Please call us on 01892 533367 or email team@kings-estates.co.uk and we’ll respond as quickly as we can and in confidence. 

Stay safe

From all of us at Kings Estates

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home#moving-home