Coronavirus update, 2nd April

With all this uncertainty in the world just now, you could be forgiven for thinking everything has to grind to a halt in the property world. Below is our guide on how to progress in different situations.

 


SELLERS | What to do if your property is on the market, but not yet under offer

If your property is on the market with us but not yet under offer, we recommend keeping it for sale if you possibly can, as people are still looking online at property and even making enquiries by phone, email and from websites – and all of these enquiries are now re-routed to our homes. 

As ever, we take all enquirers’ details and will of course get in touch with them as soon as we can offer viewings again.

Even though things will be quieter over the next few weeks this is a great opportunity to look again at any areas that need decluttering, cleaning-up, re-painting or fixing. If you’d like a fresh view on this, do please get in touch with your local office and we’ll be pleased to offer our thoughts on making sure your property hits the ground running when the market kicks off again. We can even do a video-call so we can ‘look round’ your property together and offer constructive advice that way.

We are even still taking offers from people who have previously visited properties, and there is no reason why we cannot still progress these in the normal way.

We are of course contactable on our usual numbers and office emails, and will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

 


SELLERS | What to do if your property is on the market, and under offer

If you have accepted someone’s offer to buy your property, we agree with government advice that “there is no need to pull out of transactions”.

As ever, we at Mansell McTaggart will do all we can to ensure the solicitors and surveyors (in all parts of the chain, if there is one) continue working on your transaction to ensure it goes as far down the line as it possibly can.

As the moving date draws closer, you will need to agree with the buyer on how best to proceed. There is good government advice on this page (go to ‘advice to the public’) about what to do in different circumstances, and we will be more than happy to help agree a mutually acceptable date for both parties.

If you do have any questions, please feel free to get in touch on our usual numbers and office emails.

 


BUYERS | What to do if you’re buying and have had an offer accepted

If you have made an offer on a property and had it accepted, we agree with government advice that “there is no need to pull out of transactions…”.

As ever, we at Mansell McTaggart will do all we can to ensure the solicitors and surveyors (in all parts of the chain, if there is one) continue working on your transaction to ensure it goes as far down the line as it possibly can.

As the moving date draws closer, you will need to agree with the seller on how best to proceed. There is good government advice on this page (go to ‘advice to the public’) about what to do in different circumstances, and we will be more than happy to help agree a mutually acceptable date for both parties.

Please feel free to get in touch on our usual numbers and office emails if you have any questions.

 


SELLERS | What to do if you were thinking about putting your property on the market

If you were thinking about putting your property on the market this spring, we can offer you a ‘pre-valuation’ on your property by video-call, before we confirm it with our usual on-site valuation when we are allowed to visit.

Meanwhile, if you do have any time spare over the next few weeks, this is a great opportunity to look at whether there are any areas of your home that could do with decluttering, cleaning, repainting or fixing.

We will be more than happy to do a video-call with you to offer a fresh pair of eyes if that would be helpful, to make sure you’re good and ready to go on the market as soon as possible.

As ever, we are contactable on our usual numbers and office emails, and will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

 


 

As ever, we are contactable on our usual numbers and office emails, and will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have at this time.

Best wishes, and keep well.

 

The team at Mansell McTaggart