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Having put practical measures in place at an early stage to ensure that we can continue to offer our services during the rapidly developing Coronavirus crisis, we are able to respond to client needs in a proactive, appropriate way as the situation changes day by day.  The latest update can be found here.

The measures taken by our Residential Property Team put the health and wellbeing of our clients, our staff and the public first as well as ensuring that we abide by Government regulations and guidelines.

Our Property Team continues to offer the same high level of support and advice which our clients have come to expect, whilst working remotely, with calls continuing to be handled personally rather than by use of an automated service. However, some changes to the way we operate and the services we are able to offer in these unprecedented times, are unavoidable.

What this means is that we have suspended listing and accompanied viewings of both sale and lease properties meantime, in line with current Government restrictions and in the interests of the safety of all concerned. 

However, we are very much ‘open for business’ when it comes to providing advice for those planning to move home or supporting those who already have their home or investment property listed with us for sale or lease.

It is not possible, in most cases, for anyone to place a property on the market at the moment due to restriction of movement/stay at home rules and social distancing which apply not only to our services but to those of many other professionals whose services are required in order to market your property.  

However, we are able to ensure that you have all the information and advice you require to help you to make decisions about marketing your property and many of the necessary pre-marketing procedures can be completed in advance, saving you time when restrictions are lifted. That will allow you to get ‘ahead of the game’ when the time comes.

We are able to provide you with an indicative market valuation for sale or rent based on information which you give us about your property, our own knowledge of the local property market and our access to sources of relevant information.  We can also offer practical advice in relation to a variety of concerns including decorative work which might be recommended, ‘de-cluttering’, boundary issues, essential repairs or maintenance and the certificates required in order to offer a property for lease.

Visits to tenanted properties are currently permitted only in the case of emergency or certain specific, limited circumstances and not in order to deal with routine inspections and non-essential work.  However, advice and support for both Landlords and Tenants continues to be available by telephone or email. 

A number of additional sources of information are available to provide advice for Landlords or Tenants who may be experiencing difficulties as a result of Covid-19 or measures in place to prevent or slow down its spread.  Links to some of these appear below.

Progress is being made in relation to difficulties in settling/completing sale and purchase transactions.  However, ‘Stay at Home’ rules and Social Distancing means that house moves should be delayed wherever possible as, in most cases it will not be possible for the move to be carried out safely and within the guidelines currently in force.

As a result of the current difficulties in completing transactions, sellers and purchasers are advised to give careful consideration to any advice offered by their solicitor in relation to the implications of concluding a contract meantime.

These are unprecedented times and we all face numerous challenges, but our Property Team remains on hand to provide any support or advice you may require.

For further information, please contact carol.crowther@stronachs.com or a member of the Residential Property team  

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