LOCKDOWN Q&A

With the lockdown in England upon us we wanted to answer a few of the commonly asked questions.

Please be assured that at all times the safety of our staff and clients is paramount. 

Our teams continue to work part remotely and part in the office. If you need to meet with a member of staff please make an appointment by calling the team on 01603 216812.

What does lockdown mean for lettings?

As a tenant, can I still give my notice during lockdown if I am planning on leaving my rented accommodation?

Yes, you can still give notice but please do call if you have any questions about the period and timing of the notice.

I have a repair issue at my rented property – are contractors still able to attend during lockdown

Yes, contractors are still able to attend and you and the contractor should prepare appropriately for the visit wearing PPE and maintaining social distancing whilst the contractor is on site.

My circumstances have changed as a result of the lockdown and I am concerned about paying my rent.

These are difficult times and we understand that for some people paying the rent may be a problem – we would encourage you to make contact with us a soon as you become aware of an issue and we can discuss how best to deal with this in conjunction with your landlord.  Open and early dialogue is best.

I have a property to let – is now a good time to be making it available on the market?

 Yes, despite the lockdown, Estate Agents are still open for business and there are many tenants actively looking for property.

I need to end the tenancy of my property. I understand that the notice period has changed.

Yes, the Government have extended the minimum period that you need to give your tenant to end the tenancy. Do give us a call and we can advise you of the requirements.

I am looking to invest in buy to let – is now a good time to buy an investment property.

Whether it is your first venture into Buy To Let or you are looking to add to your portfolio we can offer advice.  Although these are undoubtedly strange times, the demand for accommodation in the private rented sector remains strong and we do not envisage this changing.