On Monday the Government issued guidance regarding the road ahead. It was clear that estate agency fell in the "non-essential retail" category which meant we would not be able to open our offices until at least the 1st of June. However, on Tuesday evening the media announced that Estate Agents would be able to open from Wednesday!
Our branches will start to reopen from next week with limited staff presence, and our "homeworkers" will continue to work from their homes.
Safety is of paramount importance, and our new guidelines will ensure that we conduct all external appointments safely to protect our sellers, potential buyers and our staff. Visits to our branches will be by appointment only so if you would like to visit us; please call us in the first instance.
Since Wednesday enquires increased dramatically and it will be interesting to see where we go from here. At this moment in time, the reaction to the news this week has been incredibly positive. Buyers and sellers "stuck" in the conveyancing procedure by and large are now eager to proceed with their respective sale/purchase, and valuation enquires are increasing daily.
We are very much open for business, albeit in a very different way and we expect that this new way will become the "norm" for the remainder of this year. Please call us for any property related requirements that you have.