Spalding-area house moves still possible during Lockdown 3
Estate agents in South Holland are remaining open for business during the third national lockdown.
Following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s address to the nation on Monday night, it was confirmed that estate agents would be able to remain open during the third lockdown, unlike in the first one which was declared last March when they were forced to close.
According to the Government’s latest guidance, those who are looking to move home are also allowed to attend property viewings.
Marcus Doncaster, sales manager at Belvoir Spalding incorporating Munton & Russell, says the firm is taking a common sense approach to viewings.
He said: “We are using our common sense while strictly adhering to and following government guidance. We have all of the PPE required and we are entering properties at our clients’ request. We must remember that vendors do have the right to decline viewings considering the current climate.
“We are also very concious of keeping our clients and our employees away from any needless risk.”
Many estate agents made a move to offer virtual viewings following their return to offices last May as restrictions began to be lifted.
Jamie Hiller, senior sales manager at Hill & Clark’s Holbeach office, says the virtual tours remain a helpful tool.
He said: “In the first instance we will be offering our video tours but we will also carry out in person viewings with those who wish to do so. In this case, we will be wearing our PPE as usual.
“Our offices remain open but our main priority is to keep both our staff and clients safe.”
Tracey Boyton, manager at Ark Property Centre in Spalding says it’s business as usual for them.
She said: “We are carrying on as we have been since we returned it’s still important as people still need to move home.”