The much-heralded re-opening of the housing market has been confirmed for the 29th of June. The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, confirmed that Scotland was moving to phase 2 of the Route Map. This means that our Property team will be in touch over the next week to organise the viewings and valuations which will take place from the 29th June. For those whose houses were already on the market when the lockdown struck, we will also be able to arrange viewings.
In relation to the housing market, phase 2 of the route map out of lockdown says that we can:
- Visit an estate or letting agent, a developer’s sales office or a show home
- View a property you’re looking to buy or rent
- Prepare a property to move into
- Move house
- Visit a property to undertake any activity required for the sale of that property (surveyors and valuers will be able to visit to prepare the Home Report and property marketing particulars).
This will be a massive relief for those who are looking to move house. There will, of course, be precautions and our experienced staff will guide you through all the steps you should take to protect yourself and your family from any possible coronavirus infection. It has always been important to us to ensure that we are complying with the government guidelines all along and we are glad that the end is now in sight.
There is a phenomenal amount of pent up demand to view properties and for us to provide valuations so please bear with us. We have prepared a questionnaire which will be sent to all of those on our lists and our team are already working on organising these viewings.
Our experienced valuation and negotiating team are available and will be ready to help promote your property in the best light possible. We aim to win you the best available deal when you sell your house.
Our conveyancers have also been working throughout the lockdown, dealing with ongoing conveyancing cases. Those cases where we had to re-negotiate entry dates will now be able to proceed from the 29th June because our clients will then be able to physically move house.
We will all continue practising social distancing and are preparing our offices to re-open and welcome you all in. Our solicitors will be seeing clients by appointment only and as such our doors will remain closed. We do however have our screens, masks, sanitising stations and floor markers in place and look forward to the day when clients can just drop in without an appointment. Until then, we’ll continue to deliver the highest level of professional services across our estate agency and legal sectors as we possibly can to serve our clients during this difficult time.
Please also remember that we provide a wide range of legal services and will be happy to assist you during this difficult time. Should a socially distanced face to face meeting not be possible there are many other ways we can discuss your needs with you.
If you are thinking about buying or selling or need help with a legal matter, please get in touch.You can call our Dunfermline office on 01383 620222 or email email@example.com or our Kinross office on 01577 863424 or email firstname.lastname@example.org