From Monday 22 June 2020 Wales will begin the partial reopening of the housing market.
Letting and estate agents are now able to reopen their offices and the five-mile travel restriction has been lifted for the property sector as announced by the First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford. The focus is on opening as much as possible whilst still maintaining safety standards to minimise the risk of spreading Coronavirus.
What this means for marketing and house moves in the letting sector;
- Where a residential property has been unoccupied (vacant for at least 72 hours) then house moves can go ahead.
- Marketing and viewing of unoccupied properties can now take place
Inspections of occupied properties can also take place where necessary but should only be completed in line with the Welsh Government's guidance on working within someone's home.
Where possible agents and landlords should continue to offer virtual viewings and only arrange face to face viewings in empty properties,
The full announcement is available on the government website - Wales Restrictions Lifting
. The requirement to stay local shall be lifted on the 6th July as long as conditions allow and considerations are ongoing into the reopening of self-contained holiday accommodation with the next review due on the 9th July.
More to follow.
Subscribe to our blog to keep up to date.