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Selling Your Home During Lockdown

Everything You Need To Know About Moving Home During The Pandemic

Can I Sell My Property During Lockdown?

Yes. You Can Still Sell Your Home During Lockdown Using Relevant Safety Measures

Estate Agents are still able to visit your property during lockdown to take marketing photos, measurements for floorplans and videos where needed, as long as they follow relevant safety measures.

If necessary, you can also visit estate agent offices (including ours!) by appointment only.

If you’re thinking of selling your property, speak to us. We’ve created a dedicated Lockdown Phoneline, which is available 8am – 8pm, 7 days a week. We’re always happy to help if you have any questions regarding selling your home during lockdown.

Our Lockdown Dedicated Phone Line: 07873 440953 (Available 7 Days A Week, 8am – 8pm)

Are Property Viewings Still Allowed During Lockdown?

Yes. You Can Still View Properties Or Undertake Viewings Of Your Property For Sale During Lockdown.

During lockdown, viewings in person can still be made, with prior appointment only. During your property viewings, remember to follow social distancing measures where possible, maintaining a 2 metre distance.

There should be no more than two households present during any property viewing (at Open House Wigan, we recommend a maximum of two viewers per property viewing), which includes estate agents. In most cases, this means that either home owners or an estate agent will undertake a property viewing, but not both. If you’re unsure of how this works, please speak to us.

Estate agents should wear face coverings and relevant PPE during all property viewings.

Can I Move House During Lockdown?

Yes. You Can Still Move House During Lockdown Using Members Of Your Support Bubble.

If you’re moving home during lockdown, you should only do so with other members of your household or support bubble.

During lockdown, estate agents and removal companies can still operate, following national guidance, so you’re still able to appoint professional moving services.

Property Viewings During Lockdown

Estate Agent Features

2 Viewers Maximum

We recommend a maximum of 2 viewers per appointment, coming from a maximum of 2 households.

Estate Agent Features

Appointments Only

Property viewings during lockdown should be undertaken by prior appointment only.

Estate Agent Features

Reduce Contact

Keep doors open throughout to minimise surface contact in the home.

Estate Agent Features

Face Coverings & PPE

Estate agents should wear face coverings, masks and any other relevant PPE during viewings.

Property Viewings During Lockdown

Estate Agent Features

2 Viewers Maximum

We recommend a maximum of 2 viewers per appointment, coming from a maximum of 2 households.

Estate Agent Features

Appointments Only

Property viewings during lockdown should be undertaken by prior appointment only.

Estate Agent Features

Reduce Contact

Keep doors open throughout to minimise surface contact in the home.

Estate Agent Features

Face Coverings & PPE

Estate agents should wear face coverings, masks and any other relevant PPE during viewings.

Lockdown Dedicated Phone Line | 078734430953 | 8am - 8pm | 7 Days A Week

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Using An Online Estate Agent

Selling Online Is Easier During Lockdown

Following the first lockdown, many estate agents had to adapt their selling process to meet new requirements. As a hybrid estate agency, Open House Wigan were already well placed to help sell your property online, during the pandemic.

Our approach to selling your home includes extensive online tools, including virtual property viewings where needed, as well as safe undertaking of traditional services; such as face to face viewings.

Whilst most people are experiencing some delays in professional services, such as Conveyance, most are still operating as normal, using online, remote and virtual systems.

Looking To Sell Your Property During Lockdown? We Can Help

Speeding Up The Selling Process

Instruct A Solicitor

Finding and instructing a conveyancing solicitor when you list your home can help save time further down the line.

Organise Paperwork

Organising leasehold paperwork along with any gas safe certificates and planning applications can speed up selling your home.

Mortgage Advice

Speaking with a mortgage advisor as early as possible will help you identify any delays in the mortgage process.

Speeding Up The Selling Process

Instruct A Solicitor

Finding and instructing a conveyancing solicitor when you list your home can help save time further down the line.

Organise Paperwork

Organising leasehold paperwork along with any gas safe certificates and planning applications can speed up selling your home.

Mortgage Advice

Speaking with a mortgage advisor as early as possible will help you identify any delays in the mortgage process.