Scotland has moved to Phase 3 of the lifting of lockdown restrictions and the government had updated its guidance to landlords and letting agents.
PROPERTY INSPECTIONS AND ELECTRICAL SAFETY CHECKS
- Property inspections and electrical safety checks are now permitted
- Tradesperson and occupants of the house need to be well and not showing coronavirus symptoms
- No one in the household should be self-isolating
- Anyone entering a tenant’s home must:
- observe social distancing
- use appropriate and proportionate protective equipment
- follow the guidance on sanitation
Where possible, repairs, gas and electrical safety checks and energy performance assessments should be conducted in the period between a property being vacated and a new tenant moving in.
Savills have seen a 71% increase in the number of London buyers viewing properties in Scotland in May, compared to the start of the year. Larger properties with home-working options, room for extended family and gardens and access to green space are proving to be particularly sought after.
In the final week of June 2020, ESPC saw web sessions for residential property in Scotland increased by 50% compared to the same week the previous year. Also viewing requests were up 200% year-on-year. Paul Hilton, CEO of ESPC, said: “The notable increases in viewing and valuation requests, Home Report and schedule downloads, and web traffic highlights the growing demand for property in Scotland.
Take care all and hope you make the most of increased freedoms.
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