Restarting the Housing Market: Moving Forward
There is light at the end of the tunnel, the government has amended the coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations to make clear that people who wish to move home can do so. This means various aspects of buying and selling are now permitted to proceed as long as social distancing rules are practised. We are now permitted to leave our homes in respect of the following activities:
– Visiting Estate agents and show rooms
– Viewings of residential properties to buy/sell/rent
– Preparing a residential home to move into
– Making offers on residential properties
– Property searches
– Mortgage valuations and building surveys
– Moving home
We, at The Sethi Partnership Solicitors have been fully operational and intend to continue offering services as normal throughout these unprecedented times. We are keen to continue helping our clients and agents. We are a modern law firm with the technology that allows for flexible and secure remote working. All of our employees have the capability to work remotely and this includes emails, calls and virtual meetings.
Our conveyancing team are efficient, proactive and understand the importance of being able to move matters forward as quickly as possible whilst being mindful of the risks surrounding us.
Whist we appreciate a lot of paperwork is involved when buying or selling a property, we encourage clients to initiate the first steps in order to facilitate the conveyancing process. We often find that if we have all the necessary paperwork before a sale is agreed, this can speed up the process by 2 weeks or more.
We offer remote online ID verification and clients can visit us in our outside office if required, whilst maintaining social distancing.
We would like to continue to strengthen our working relationship with the people we work with such as clients, estate agents and mortgage advisors.
“This document is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. It is recommended that specific professional advice is sought before acting on any of the information given.”