22nd May 2020

Post-lockdown property viewings at Matthews

What to expect at post-lockdown property viewings

With the UK government easing some stay-at-home measures this month, it has become possible for people to move home once more — and the property market has proven to be robust.

While a return to ‘business as usual’ might be further off, it’s good news for anyone looking to buy, sell or rent.

At Matthews we’ve been working hard to make the post-lockdown property viewings as safe and smooth as possible.

How are Matthews working to make clients safe?

Of course, the safety of all of our clients and staff is paramount. We’ve laid out our plans for a safe re-opening here. As well as introducing new shielding measures in our office and social distancing procedures, we’ve been equipping our team to work in the safest possible way.

What will property viewings look like?

Understandably, many are asking about how viewings will be carried out for the foreseeable future while lockdown measures remain in place.

Initial viewings can be done virtually. Many properties that are listed on Rightmove already have a ‘virtual viewing’ function in place, and we are working to extend this option.

Where in-person viewings do happen, we will provide thorough guidance to both the client and the vendor. This includes limiting the number of people able to view a house to one or two from the same household, advising potential buyers to wear masks, and agents remaining outside the property.

What can I do in the meantime?

There are some brilliant properties to view on our website. We’ve written a handy guide to get the most out of virtual viewings.

If you’re looking to sell, there’s plenty you can be doing to make sure you attract a buyer. Read more here about preparing your home to go on the market.

We also have further information about Preparing a house for Viewing here.

Is it the right time to buy, sell or rent a property?

 Absolutely! It’s true that coronavirus has meant big changes for people and businesses across the country, but property remains a very wise investment. The property market is showing excellent signs of resilience in spite of the current situation.

Whether you’re looking to move to a new space, get your foot on the property ladder or discover your forever family home, you can be assured that Matthews is putting every possible safety measure in place to help you.

We have more than three decades experience helping the people of Chester find the perfect property. Speak to one of our team today to see how we can help you.


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