It has been a tough eight weeks on the nation. Personally and economically, we have all had to make sacrifices for the good of our own health and others, including estate agents, property portals and conveyancing teams. Meaning the process of buying and selling a home has been slightly different and even off-putting for some.

However, this week the Government announced it would lift the ban on property viewings and valuations taking place, giving the housing market the green light to resume their activities, providing that they follow the social distancing guidelines advised by the Government. 

Starting today, people will be permitted to visit estate agents, letting agents and show homes to begin (or resume) their house buying journey. House hunters will also be allowed to view residential listings they wish to buy or rent and valuers can attend properties in person, providing they stick to the social distancing measures. This is excellent news because a valuer can provide a more accurate result by viewing the property in person and buyers are able to appreciate the style and size of a home more, making their decisions much easier.

At Peter Lane & Partners, we have worked hard to keep you updated on the steps we have taken to continue to provide and support our buyers and sellers during the pandemic. Whilst viewings and valuations weren’t permitted, our team still helped with free property advice for all stages of the buying and selling process. 

We have been at the forefront of the property market since 1990, and through good times and bad, we would like to think our business has been an integral and respected part of the local community. We hopefully dealt with the worst of it and, after this pandemic has completely passed, we understand many will have re-evaluated their housing needs. Whether you are looking for your first home or to take the next step up the property ladder, we are back in business and ready to help you make your move!

Following recent government guidance, Peter Lane & Partners are now able to provide valuation requisitions, with social distancing measures in place. To book your valuation, simply visit the link!

As you may be aware, we have one of the lowest rates of infection in the country. So let’s all work together to keep it that way, so let’s all stay alert and be safe.