The unprecedented coronavirus pandemic has raised plenty of queries when it comes to moving home. Here, we look at some of the questions to ask before a house viewing during the pandemic to give you peace of mind.
Are house viewings still going ahead during the coronavirus pandemic?
Yes, house viewings are still going ahead during the coronavirus pandemic in line with government guidelines. You may be offered a virtual tour of properties in the first instance, and this will allow you to look around and ask any questions you have without visiting in person. If you like a particular property, you can then arrange a physical viewing.
Am I allowed to view a property at the moment?
As long as you, or anyone else in your household or support bubble, are not experiencing any coronavirus symptoms you are allowed to view a property at the moment. If this is not the case, you must self-isolate and delay your property search.
What guidelines are in place for house viewings during the pandemic?
As with everything at the moment, safety is a top priority and there are guidelines in place to keep both estate agents and buyers safe during house viewings. For example, when you are visiting the estate agency or viewing a property in person you should wear a suitable face covering and this can be confirmed with your estate agent beforehand.
All viewing appointments should be booked in advance and you should avoid touching surfaces whilst in the property. Social distancing guidelines also apply when viewing a house, and it should just be yourself and the estate agent in the property.
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