COVID-19 PROPERTY NEWS

COVID-19 PROPERTY NEWS

Government releases guidance on accompanied viewings for estate agents

 

On the 21stMay 2020, the government released detailed guidance on the health and safety features of the property market re-opening, which it says will not be a ‘return to normality’. According to the guidance:

 

“The process of finding and moving into a new home will need to be different given those involved in the process will have to adapt practices and procedures to ensure that the risk of spread of coronavirus is reduced as far as possible,”

 

Virtual Viewings of Property to Rent in Preston

The government recommends that agents direct members of the public to conduct virtual viewings as much as possible and that open house events are still not permitted. You can view our available properties here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNAFYNatW7qFdkK10xlyFaA

 

Government Guidance on Accompanied Viewings

 

  • Initial viewings should be done virtually where possible
  • Viewings should be limited to members of the same household
  • Open house viewings should not take place.
  • When physically viewing properties– avoid touching surfaces, wash your hands regularly, and bring your own hand sanitiser.
  • If people are being shown around your current home, you should open all internal doors and ensure surfaces, such as door handles, are cleaned after each viewing with standard household cleaning products.
  • If you are worried about the risk of infection, speak to the professionals involved, your landlord or estate agent as they may be able to put in place extra measures.

 

Read the guidance in full here:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/government-advice-on-home-moving-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

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441 Blackpool Road, Ashton-On-Ribble,Preston,PR2 2LE

Application form to be completed by all adults moving into the property and emailed with supporting documents to info@guildhalllettings.co.uk

You will need to provide 3 months payslips, proof of any other income, and a copy of your passport.

Once we have received the forms back they will be reviewed, and providing we have everything we need to successfully process the application, you will be asked to put a holding deposit down equivalent to 1 weeks rent. This will secure the property for you for up to 28 days. Your tenancy must be in a position to begin by the end of the 28 day holding period.

The holding deposit is deducted from the balance due upon check in.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the office.