PROPERTY MARKET UPDATE

By January 12, 2021 Uncategorized
Morgans For Sale sign ready for when Scotland's housing market re-opens

Following the Scottish Government’s announcement of enhanced measures from the 4th January 2021 we’re still business as usual, but not quite as you know it! Our offices remain closed with the doors locked and entry to the office is strictly by appointment only. We have the majority of our staff working from home where possible so we are still working behind the scenes.

The Scottish Government has confirmed that house moves and associated activities, such as property viewings, can safely go ahead. The latest government guidance states that reasonable situations to go out include: “….activities in connection with moving home (including viewing a property), or for activities in connection with the maintenance, purchase, sale, letting, or rental of residential property that the person owns or is otherwise responsible for.”

Viewings in person can still take place to those who have serious interest in a property. However virtual viewings are recommended to take place first and we would ask all potential viewers to watch the property movie (sales properties), download the home report, look at the floor plan and drive by the area. Should you still be interested we can then organise a viewing. Viewings are strictly by appointment only and no open viewings will be taking place.

Additionally, all viewers are required to wear facemasks and continue to maintain social distancing measures. We also ask all viewers to complete a Covid questionnaire prior to viewing each property.

Following the Scottish Government’s guidance we are also able to value your property should you wish to sell it. Valuers, photographers, surveyors and other professionals can still visit your property in accordance with the safety protocols. Our valuers can still attend your property to carry our valuations of your property’s value however they would also be happy to carry out a virtual valuation over Zoom, Face Time or WhatsApp. Please contact 01383 620222 or email info@morganlaw.co.uk and our team would be delighted to assist you.

For more information on the Scottish Government’s advice, please see the latest guidance at their website. This page was updated on 12th January 2021.