In this 90-second read, we give you an update on what the Government’s report issued today means to people thinking of letting a property.

The UK Government’s plan to steer the four nations through the Covid-19 storm was released today at 2pm.

And we’ve read through it and here’s our understanding of how it affects sellers, buyers, landlords and tenants.

While factories and building sites can re-open if they follow the social distancing regulations, estate agency offices can’t, for now anyway.

And we don’t know for sure when we’ll be able to re-open our offices and return to accompanied viewings of some description.

It could be June 1. It could be July 1. It could even be longer, which is unlikely but a possibility.

We believe in telling our clients and community the truth, which is what we’re doing in this article to the best of our knowledge and understanding.

But we’re working hard to be all systems go when there is a relaxation around when and how viewings, valuations and face to face meetings can take place.

Behind the scenes at Athelstans, we’ve been working on:

Ordering PPE for our team
Working on our clean office protocol
Creating a plan to ensure people’s safety and health is paramount as we conduct our work
Keeping in regular contact with our tenants

While it may be frustrating that we can’t do the job we love in the way we love doing it, the health of our community, the nation and our loved ones is more important.

As this is a constantly changing situation and admittedly quite confusing at times, we’re playing it by ear.

When we hear any official updates, which affect our clients or the property market we’ll communicate them to you quickly.

If you have any questions whatsoever, please feel free to give us a call.

We’re very much open for business, just in a slightly different way, but our focus remains on supporting our clients, team, and community.

Thanks for reading, stay safe, stay sensible, and we’re here if you need us.

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