In this 2-minute read, we look at what the two-week ‘fire break’ lockdown means for movers in Neath.

At 6 pm tomorrow Wales goes into a two-week lockdown to combat the rise of Covid-19.

Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford said: “Unless we can get Coronavirus back under control there is a real risk our NHS will be overwhelmed and if that happens more people will die.”

According to the Government, it will end on Monday, November 9.

Additional official guidance was given to estate agents and home movers during this period which has been dubbed a ‘fire break.’

This included answers to questions being Googled by Welsh people. Such as:

Can I move home?

Yes, if you can’t delay the moving date until after the short lockdown period is over. Associated activities, for example, removals processes, property preparation, handover of keys, surveys, and valuations, can also take place in line with guidance on working in other people’s homes.

Can home viewings take place?

No. Property viewings cannot take place during the circuit breaker period, and high street estate agencies are required to close. Virtual viewings can continue.

Can a mortgage survey be done at my property?

Surveyors should not enter occupied properties during the lockdown period. Vacant properties can be entered, and street-level surveys can take place.

What we’ll be doing

Like all non-essential businesses, we’ve been told we must close our doors during the fire break’s duration. But that doesn’t mean we’ll be shutting up shop and doing nothing.

We will:

  1. Be keeping in regular contact with our clients via phone, text, and email.
  2. Virtual tours carried out before this lockdown will be made available for interested buyers to view from the safety and comfort of their own homes.
  3. We’ll be continuing to work safely from home implementing all the lessons we learned during the first lockdown.
  4. We will be there for you if you have any questions or concerns.

We will get through this together and come out of it stronger and safer.

From everyone at Alison George we’d like to wish our clients, our community and our colleagues good health and remember to ‘cadwch yn ddiogel.’