Property Market to Continue During Lockdown

04/01/2021 17:01:06

Following the statement made today, 4 January, by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 10) Regulations 2021, will come into force on 5 January, allowing persons to only leave home for a reasonable excuse.

The regulations contain details of reasonable excuses including:

“for activities in connection with moving home (including viewing a property), or for activities in connection with the maintenance, purchase, sale, letting, or rental of residential property that the person owns or is otherwise responsible for.  Travelling for the purposes of undertaking essential work on a property other than your main residence should not be used as a pretext for a holiday.  You should not stay longer than for the length of time required to undertake the necessary work.”

The property market is, therefore, permitted to continue, however, there is an emphasis that wherever anyone can, they should be working from home until the end of January at the very earliest.

We understand people looking to move during this time have a lot more questions than usual. We will be happy to answer any of your queries related to the property market during this lockdown period.

Feel free to call us on:

Shawlands – 0141 649 7979

Cardonald – 0141 892 0077

Motherwell – 01698 250 081

Hamilton – 01698 710 101

Dunoon – 01369 545 015

At Scottish Property Centre, we look forward to continuing serving our clients safely, sensibly, and successfully. Our current COVID-19 protocol can be viewed here - https://www.scottishpropertycentre.net/news/covid-19-information-and-protocol-for-owners-and-viewers/

Thanks for reading.

All at the Scottish Property Centre

Here’s that link to the Government’s most recent update:

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/

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