This week it was announced that Scotland is to enter another national lockdown which will come into force until at least February 1st. with a review to take place mid January.
Despite the lockdown, the good news is that the property industry is to continue operating, with estate and letting agents remaining open, house viewings and home moves still permitted Of course, estate agents and all personnel involved in house moves will be closely following government guidelines to keep safety measures in place.
Propertymark’s chief policy adviser has released this statement: “We welcome the news that the housing market is to remain open throughout this new lockdown period, but it is essential that all agents continue to play their part in reducing the spread of the virus through following all relevant guidance on how to safely conduct viewings.
“It is vital that agents operate in accordance with government and Propertymark guidelines to help prevent the spread of Covid-19, keep movers and buyers safe and keep the housing market moving through these uncertain times.”
For us at Nicol Estate Agents, it’s business as usual and we don’t believe that we will see a decline in the high levels of buyer activity seen since June and property prices seem to be on an upward trajectory. We are adhering to stringent safety protocols set in place last year and will continue to follow government guidance as it is released.
See the current guidance here: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-moving-home/