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Covid-19 Advice & FAQs

For added peace of mind, we thought we’d put together some advice & FAQs which might help to answer your queries or concerns at this difficult time.

Buyer FAQs

  • Are Estate Agents in Scotland open during the current lockdown? Chevron Down IconIcon set Chevron Down

    Official government advice across England, Scotland and Wales is that the housing market should remain open subject to adherence of published safety guidelines.  You can therefore still move home during the current lockdown. Estate and letting agents and removal firms can continue to work.

    Where possible colleagues we will be working from home.  Where this isn’t possible our branches will be staffed in order to assist with your home move.    

    The safety and wellbeing of colleagues and the public in reducing the spread of Covid-19 remains paramount.  We will be working in accordance with government guidance in Scotland.

    Access to our offices will be by appointment only and so please ensure that you make arrangements with us via telephone or email before you visit to ensure that a colleague will be available to assist you.  Please remember that you are required to wear a face covering before entering our premises and when attending appointments.

  • Can I still get a mortgage? Chevron Down IconIcon set Chevron Down

    Yes, you can. Please talk to our Mortgage Team about how they can help you, they can conduct an appointment over the telephone and give you all the advice that you need on buying a home. You can content them initially via e-mail on admin@mortgagescountrywide.co.uk.

  • Can you help find a property to buy? Chevron Down IconIcon set Chevron Down

    Yes - You can access details of available properties on our "Buy" page. For further information, it's best to email us using the branch email address on our website.

  • What about viewing property? Chevron Down IconIcon set Chevron Down

    Virtual viewings should be used whenever possible to help limit the number of viewings you need to arrange. Prior to the appointment, we will provide you with details of how it will be conducted and what is required to help keep everyone safe. 

  • What measures have been put in place for viewing properties? Chevron Down IconIcon set Chevron Down

    Booking your appointment

    • Prior to requesting an appointment you should, where possible, have already undertaken a virtual viewing in order to help avoid unnecessary appointments.
    • When making an appointment you will be asked if you or any of your household has shown symptoms of Covid-19 or has tested positive in the last 14 days. If yes then we will not be able to proceed with the appointment.
    • We are unable to provide transport to and from appointments.  

     The Appointment 

    • If anyone is presenting Covid-19 symptoms when we arrive at the property we will be unable to proceed.
    • You are requested to bring hand sanitiser with you and to use it before entering the property and again when you leave.
    • From arrival at the property, a 2m distance should be maintained between all persons.
    • We will seek to minimise the number of people in the same room at the same time.
    • Please avoid touching door handles, light switches and other surfaces wherever possible.
    • We will aim to limit our time in the property and will answer any questions either outside of the property or over the telephone when we return to the office.
    • Please wear a face covering whilst on the appointment. We are unable to provide face coverings for you or to dispose of any that you have used at the appointment.  

    We may appear different

    • Our colleagues will use hand sanitiser or will request to wash their hands upon arrival at the property; they will do the same before leaving.
    • Our colleague will be wearing protective a face covering.
    • They will carry disinfectant spray with them and may need to use this for keys, their kit or even in some areas of the house if they feel they need to.
  • Should I put my property purchase on hold at this time? Chevron Down IconIcon set Chevron Down

    There is no reason to put your property purchase on hold at this time, in fact as well as seeing a demand in sales the latest data from Rightmove shows that the housing market remains strong at this time. Our local property experts will always be here to go the extra mile to ensure that your sale is successful.

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