Diary of a Conveyancer (in these challenging times…) Part Eight
Posted on 15 May 2020
This week we were given the go ahead by the Housing Secretary that the Property Market can reopen, as long as social distancing advice is followed.
This news has been eagerly awaited and is very much welcomed by many of our clients and also many of the estate agents, brokers and surveyors we work with.
Our phones and emails have been very busy with excited and hopeful clients wanting to move their matters forward after being put “on hold” by Government guidelines.
Many of the estate agents we work with are reopening their offices and starting property viewings, surveyors can now start returning to people’s home to carry out surveys and our new build construction sites are re-opening. Many of our clients have also found this week that they are able to book removal companies for the first time in several weeks.
We have all had to adapt the way we work over the last couple of months and we are continuing to do so after this week’s announcement. We need to make sure social distancing advice is still followed. I know of several agents who have carried out viewings with prospective buyers wearing PPE and clients who are ensuring their properties are deeply cleaned.
Myself and many of my colleagues have been working from home for the past couple of months but we are hopeful to return to our offices soon to work in a “new normal” way.
We are expecting the coming weeks to be busy for all those involved in the Property Market as we get used to our new ways of working and assisting our clients.
In recent weeks we have handled plenty of completions of sales and purchases of land, new builds and empty or tenanted properties. We have also dealt with numerous Right to Buys, remortgages and redemptions, property transfers, Lease extensions and voluntary first registrations.
In light of this week’s announcement we hope to be able to get our client’s moving who were both selling and buying (and therefore form part of a chain).
At Pardoes we understand that even moving house can be a very stressful time at the best of times. Buying and/or selling a house is probably one of the most important financial decisions someone will ever make, which is why as a team we do our utmost to ensure that the whole process goes as swiftly and smoothly as possible.
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