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GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES FOR VIEWING A PROPERTY

As of 13 May, the Government has updated their guidance for England only to allow physically distanced viewings that carefully adhere to public health guidance. It is vital that safety comes first, with the guidance reflecting that with several measures that need to be followed to conduct viewings safely:

Viewings must only take place with serious buyers who are genuinely interested in the property.
Initial viewings should be done online as virtual viewings. We have created a guide on how to conduct your own virtual viewings. Your estate agent can also assist you on this.
When conducting physical viewings, they should be done by appointment only and open houses are not permitted.
If your home is being viewed, open all windows and doors prior to the viewing taking place and if possible, leave the property for the duration of the viewing.
Everyone involved must wash their hands prior to the viewing and hand washing facilities should be made available with separate paper towels if possible.
Estate agents will look to restrict the number of people present at the viewing in order to follow social distancing guidelines.
Once the viewing has finished, the homeowner should ensure surfaces such as door handles are cleaned.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Before the viewing your estate agent will confirm with you in writing that you have appropriate protective equipment. If you do not confirm prior to the viewing, your estate agent may cancel the appointment. Our members are working to best practice guidance which outlines the equipment all parties involved should use during viewings, including gloves and face coverings.

This guidance is designed to protect everyone involved with property viewings. It is important that you work with your estate agent and use the appropriate PPE to ensure everyone’s safety.

You can find the full Government guidance on property viewings ON THEIR WEBSITE.

To all the team at Lonsdales, Thank you for all of your help and support throughout the sale of Farm Cottage. With love from Rebecca & Tom J.
To Jason, Julie and Martin, Thank you for all your help and support for the last 7 years. End of an era, helping me rent out my house and finally a sale (very quickly). Love from Shelley S.
Dear All, Thank you for handling of our house sale, it was nice not to have to worry about anything as you did everything for us. Best wishes Carolyn and Steve Pratt
Thank you for your team's professionalism and helpfulness with our house sale. Jason was especially knowledgeable and kept me informed throughout the process. It is refreshing to deal with such a capable company at what can be a stressful time and I would definitely recommend you. Best wishes Christine S.
Your stars. If only our Scottish shower could compare. Just wanted to say a huge thank you for all the help we received from you and all your staff. It was very much appreciated. Many thanks Judith and Allan.
To everyone at Lonsdales, thank you for selling ''mega mansion'', especially to Jason who had to put up with me the most! Love from Philippa and Bernard x
To Martin, Jason, Julie & Lynne, Two down & one to go! Thank you for all your help in selling my houses! You've all been great & such a calming force, I can't tell you - it's been stressful! All the best Amanda x 20th December 2019
Dear Martin, I am writing to thank you, Jason, Julie and Lynne for the support throughout the sale of my mother's house in Pudsey (* The Fairway). Your regular updates by email and telephone helped considerably to ensure things progressed smoothly. I would be pleased to recommend your organisation to others requiring an Estate Agent. Could I take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and New Year. Yours faithfully, M Driver. 16/12/2019.
To All Staff at Martin Lonsdale Estate Agents, Thank you for your care and consideration in selling our family home. Pamela, Ruth, Brian & Peter.
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