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Wales Latest Coronavirus Update from Cribs Estates Ltd

Wales Latest Coronavirus Update from Cribs Estates Ltd

As the Coronavirus Pandemic continues, we understand that it may be confusing for home movers and landlords in London, whether buying, selling or renting.

New measures are being introduced regularly, including the new three-tier system currently being rolled out in England in an attempt to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

These measures are based on a system aimed at simplifying restrictions and to enable local lockdowns to be put in place depending on Coronavirus infections per region.

Two Week Lockdown in Wales

However, the rules are different in Wales. A nationwide lockdown is being introduced from 6pm on Friday 23rd October for two weeks, meaning Cribs Estates Ltd will be closed for this period and unable to show properties in person for the duration of this two-week lockdown, until Monday 9th November.

In the meantime, please ask us about virtual viewings.

In-person property viewings cannot take place during this period, however, if you are moving home and cannot change the date, removals should go ahead – but avoided if at all possible.

It is unclear whether the three-tier system will be introduced in Wales once the two-week lockdown is over. However, information is as follows:

How do the three tiers apply to you in England if you are moving home?

Tier 1: Medium Alert

  • Property viewings can continue as long as Covid-19 safety measures are in place, and there are no more than six people in a property at any one time.
  • Safety measures include wearing face coverings, hand washing, opening doors and windows for adequate ventilation during viewings.
  • Only two prospective buyers from the same household may enter the property at a time.
  • Open house viewings are not allowed.
  • If any member of either the household being viewed or the household viewing, displays symptoms of Coronavirus or is self-isolating, then an in-person viewing should not go ahead.

Tier 2: High Alert

Tier Two rules are the same as Tier One, with the following additional rule:

  • Those living in Tier two areas must not meet with anybody outside of their household or support bubble in any indoor setting, including their home or in a public location.

It’s important to note that in-person property viewings can still go ahead, with the appropriate precautions in place.

Tier 3: Very High Alert

Tier Three is for areas where the transmission rates of Covid-19 are very concerning.

  • People living in these areas are not allowed to meet anybody outside their household or support bubble in an indoor or outdoor setting, apart from open public spaces, where the rule of six will still apply.
  • Travel in and out of these areas is not advised, other than for work, education, youth services or caring responsibilities.

Government guidelines have not banned property viewings in Tier Three regions. However, home movers will likely choose not to view properties while restrictions are in place.

If the three tier rules come into effect in Wales, we will be strictly adhering to all Government guidelines relevant to London and the safety of our clients and staff is paramount.

As the Covid-19 situation continues to evolve, our foremost concern is to keep clients and staff safe.

Please talk to our staff on 0203 441 1571 or email info@cribsestates.co.uk if you have any questions or concerns about our operating practices.

We are here to help and support all our clients, and we hope you, your friends and family remain safe and healthy for the duration of COVID-19.

Thank you for your patience, support and understanding during this challenging time.

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