BROWSING FOR PROPERTIES
BROWSING FOR PROPERTIES

26 May 2020

Since the government set out plans to restart the housing market, Zoë Baxter who is a Solicitor working in the Residential Property team at Phillips Solicitors incorporating Brain Chase Coles, has seen a significant increase in enquiries.

Zoe said: “As of Wednesday 13th May some of the restrictions on the property sector were relaxed allowing for Estate Agents to open, viewings to take place, surveys to be undertaken, removals to happen and building sites to re-open  – all following the social distancing rules of course.”

Government advice on moving home during the Covid-19 outbreak

The Government has produced some guidance on moving home on its Gov.uk website.

Here you can also find some important information about staying alert and safe social distancing.

Increase in property website traffic

Since the easing of restrictions popular property websites have seen an increase in traffic from visitors.

Zoë notes Right Move reported that on Wednesday 13th May, visits to their website increased dramatically with their figures at a level that was in fact 4% above the same Wednesday in the year before and 111% up on the week before.

“It seems that many of us have been trapped in our homes for several weeks dreaming of a new place to live and perhaps have discovered new priorities for what is important in our new home,” said Zoë.

“Here at Phillips Solicitors the Residential Conveyancing department has remained open throughout the crisis and are pleased to note an increase in requests for quotations and new enquiries. It remains to be seen how the property market is affected in the long run by the covid-19 crisis and if house prices drop by any significant level.”

We are on hand to help you move

Our conveyancing lawyers are continuing to work hard to make sure risks are minimalised, contracts are kept to and your transaction is as seamless as possible during this difficult time.

We have taken steps to continue to strive to provide a highly personalised service to you and are able to use various video platforms such as Zoom, Skype and FaceTime, so we can get in touch with you and other parties involved in the sale, regardless of location.

To find out more about how we can help you please contact Zoë Baxter or Jon Coles who together head our Residential Property team.

Call Zoë on 01256 854623 or email [email protected]

Call Jon on 01256 845852 or email [email protected]

Alternatively click here to go to our contact page.

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