Amendments to the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 now provided consent for estate agents to open up the housing market and provide the general public with the opportunity to view, buy/rent and move home, once again. We are absolutely delighted for all our customers. At Robert Bell & Company we already have a socially distanced work plan for both our team and customers for prompt implementation and further announcements will be made shortly.
In a joint statement, David Cox, Chief Executive of ARLA Propertymark and Mark Hayward, Chief Executive of NAEA Propertymark comment, “It’s great news for consumers and the industry that the housing market is being opened up and people can let, rent, buy and sell properties again. The new regulations provide clarity to agents and will allow them to deal with pent-up demand from consumers. It’s also a step to reinvigorating the housing market and will be a boost to the economy. Safety, of course, will be paramount, and we would encourage everyone to ensure that they follow Government guidelines closely to protect others and themselves.”
The new regulations will allow the RB&Co team to visit any rental or sales property to get them ready for sale/rent, covering marketing appraisals, valuations, surveys, EPC, floor plans, photography and more, as well as conduct viewings with buyers/tenants. Consumers will once again be able to visit our offices, developers’ sales offices, show homes, view properties for sale or rent, prepare properties prior to moving in and move home.
Whilst the regulations below are very brief, they do have very significant and positive implications for the UK's Housing Market and the economy as a whole.
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 May 13th.
(v) or sub-paragraph (l), substitute—
“(l) to undertake any of the following activities in connection with the purchase, sale, letting or rental of a residential property— (i) visiting estate or letting agents, developer sales offices or show homes; (ii) viewing residential properties to look for a property to buy or rent; (iii) preparing a residential property to move in;(iv) moving home; (v) visiting a residential property to undertake any activities required for the rental or sale of that property;”
A very good news day!
The Robert Bell & Company Team