Can You Safely Buy A Property Right Now?

Are you on the hunt for a new home? You might be wondering whether it’s safe to continue with this venture, now the world has changed so drastically. We’re of course referring to the coronavirus pandemic. It’s understandable that people are nervous about this type of activity. So, is it safe or are you putting you and your family at risk? 

First, it’s important to be aware that the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic is now behind us in most locations. This means that it’s a lot safe to look at homes now than it was three months ago. However, there is the possibility of local lockdowns as cases rise regionally. As such, you do need to be aware of changing government policies. The estate agent that you are interacting with should be aware of any changes and respond accordingly. However, it’s smart to be in the know for your own peace of mind. 

You might also want to consider whether you would be more comfortable completing a virtual viewing of a property, at least as a starting point. Most real estate companies are providing this option however, there are some questions surrounding whether you can get a full and accurate idea of a property through a viewing like this. 

The infographic below provides more details about the type of measures estate agents are taking to ensure that property viewings are safe. This should put your mind at ease when you visit a home that you are interested in buying and inform you of the steps you need to take in this situation.

Created By Mansell McTaggart Sussex

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