Updated: Jul 10
NAEA Propertymark, the leading professional body for estate agency personnel, has issued guidance to its estate agent community following the government lifting the ban on home moving on 13 May 2020.
Their guidance for estate agents is in line with the government's guidelines and specifically relating to valuations and viewings, it states:
16. Valuations are now allowed; you can visit client’s properties to take photographs and videos. Ensure that all Government guidance on how to do this safely is followed.
17. Provide any initial viewings remotely, either by offering 360 viewings, or digital video viewings if possible.
18. As of 13 May, in-person viewings are permitted as long as social distancing and all other safety precautions are observed.
19. Only arrange viewings with serious buyers.
20. Read through and understand the full Government guidance on viewings.
More detail from NAEA is available here.
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