Tue 05 Jan 2021 View all news articles

Housing Market Exempt from Third Lockdown

On the 4th January Boris Johnson announced another National Lockdown due to the increasing number of Covid cases and the impact this is having on the NHS.

We are pleased to advise you that, due to the significant impact the housing market has on the economy and also that the majority of transaction are by necessity rather than lifestyle choices, the Government has decided to allow people to continue ‘moving home’ during the lockdown. The following is copied directly from the Governments website.

“You can still move home. People outside your household or support bubble should not help with moving house unless absolutely necessary.

Estate and letting agents and removals firms can continue to work. If you are looking to move, you can go to property viewings.”

All of us at Karl Tatler Estate Agents are relieved that our current clients can continue with thier transactions and that those who intended to move home this year, either buying or renting, are permitted to do so. The safety of our staff and clients is of the highest importance so please rest assured that if you wish to have a valuation, with a view to selling or renting your property, all our staff are following the Covid-19 safety guidelines provided by the Government.

Should you wish to view one of our properties, please can I urge you, BEFORE you book an actual viewing, you initially do a virtual viewing. Every Karl Tatler property has a walk-through video produced, allowing you to have a realistic initial impression, in addition to the high quality photographs we take. The videos can be found on the property listing on www.rightmove.co.uk or www.karltatler.com . When attending a physical viewing please ensure that no more than two people attend and that you are both wearing face coverings.

All of our staff are still on hand to help you with all the enquiries you may have. Many of our non-customer facing employees are working from home so please don’t be surprised if you hear the odd dog or child in the background!!

Let’s all hope that this is the final spike in Covid-19 cases and that the vaccine effectively helps to save as many lives as possible. Maybe, we can finally return to whatever normal looks like in the next few months.

Karl Tatler


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