Homebuyer viewings restart in a safe and sound environment

Homebuyers and rental tenants can start viewing occupied homes in Mid Wales from 27 July, allowing more properties to become accessible for sale or to let.

Viewings and valuations of occupied properties have begun after coronavirus restrictions were lifted. Last month the government allowed the viewing of properties that had been unoccupied for more than 72 hours.

“It’s been a good start to the re-opening of the property market in Wales, allowing home-owners, buyers and tenants the chance to start moving again,” said Andrew Turner, a Partner at estate agents Morris, Marshall and Poole with Norman Lloyd.

“The safety, health and wellbeing of our staff and clients is a priority and we have adapted our four-point viewing process as part of the latest changes to restrictions.”

The restrictions in Wales have been different to those in England where restrictions on physical home viewings were lifted completely last month.

MMP/NL will still offer its virtual viewing and 3D walk-through viewing services to sellers and buyers. This allows potential buyers to view properties through a PC or mobile device without having to step foot in a property.

“The virtual viewing tool has worked really well and will continue. It means potential buyers can view a wide range of properties before choosing specific homes they want to see in person,” added Andrew.

The MMP/NL four-point sales and rental processes are:

Sales and Rental

Step 1 – View properties on websites including MMP/NL, Rightmove, Zoopla, and On The Market

Step 2 – Click on virtual viewing and watch a video of the property

Step 3

Sales: Contact our office to request a viewing

Rental: Email our office to confirm interest and to request an application form

Step 4

Sales: Complete the COVID-19 Health Assessment Form and confirm your buying position (proceedable buyers only) View an unoccupied property or from the 27 July for an occupied property.

Rental: Shortlisted applicants will be invited to view the property in accordance with our COVID-19 policy. If offered the property, an agreement can be signed and move in.

Viewings are based on two adults from the same household viewing. No children are permitted. The two-metre social distancing rule will be in place and the viewing should only last for 15 minutes.

MMP/NL will offer its virtual property valuation service, ivaluate, in addition to physical valuations where a property owner wishes. This is for a home being sold or rented out.

More details about selling, buying or letting a property through Morris, Marshall and Poole with Norman Lloyd can be obtained by telephoning one of its offices, or call 01686 626160, or email newtown@morrismarshall.co.uk. More contact details can be found at www.morrismarshall.co.uk.

MMP/NL has offices in nine towns, including Newtown, Oswestry, Aberystwyth, Welshpool, Llanidloes, Rhayader, Tywyn, Machynlleth and Bishop’s Castle. It also has a specialist Rural Team based at Welshpool Livestock Sales and an associate office in London.