UPDATE to TELEVISION ADDRESS Sunday 10th May 2020 by PRIME MINISTER BORIS JOHNSON
This is now updated on 12th May @ 0930hrs:-
Governments 50-page report outlining 'back to work' policies
Following on from my last post & e-mails;
We expect specific government guidance later this week for estate agents to return to work and related businesses i.e. Surveyors, House Movers et cetera.
This follows yesterday’s 50-plus page document on return to work guidance which failed to address any property agency-related issues.
The Prime Minister’s announcement didn’t contain any answers for estate agents or the housing market in general apart from house builders building new properties.
We understand that several national Estate Agent bodies are in daily contact with the government and are cautiously hopeful that there will be some sector-specific guidance this week.
The guidance, which will come from the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government, will answer questions that many in the industry have.
Keep you posted.
Details being presented to Parliament today, Monday 11th, which may include information on how agents can return to work in some sort of ‘new normal.’
A 50-page report has been prepared which will be put to MPs this afternoon covering outline 'back to work' policies for a number of industries; these will be fleshed out in separate sector guidelines to be published in the next week.
During his television address last evening, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said industry leaders across all major sectors would imminently receive guidance on how to become ‘Covid secure’.
Separately, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has said that current restrictions have left some families “stuck in homes no longer suitable for them” and that he intends to ease those restrictions - without giving any details.
Whatever guidelines come from central Government, it’s your home and your health, so whatever guideline are given, it is your choice to allow viewings or not.
We at Equus on our part, will send out any guidelines as soon as they come forward. If you have any queries about this subject and or are worried how you would conduct a viewing under the current Virus threat, please telephone me and I would be pleased to discuss what has already been muted as a way forward in the coming weeks/months.
Equus Property have noted ALL interest on ALL of our properties since ‘Lockdown’, so are able to move forward with booking applicants/buyers into properties as soon as we are able and you give permission to do so.
Remember Covid-19 is still here!
Keep you posted.