In this two-minute speed read; we look at what the new tier system means for home sellers and buyers in the North East of England.
The tier system announced by the Government this week to combat the increase in Covid-19 cases has caused some concern from home sellers and buyers who are looking to move.
The good news is that it shouldn’t.
This is because even in the highest tiered areas which the Government has said are at very high-risk, people can still move. Albeit with extra safety precautions which we’ve been practising since the lockdown.
In the North East, we are currently in Tier 2 – which is described as ‘high alert’ and imposes several restrictions including pubs and restaurants shutting at 10 pm and no households mixing indoors.
But even in high alert areas, Government guidelines say you can still move home.
According to a statement on its website on Friday 16 October the Government advised:
💬“𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘮𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘩𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘪𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶’𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘢 𝘩𝘪𝘨𝘩 𝘢𝘭𝘦𝘳𝘵 𝘭𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭 𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘢. 𝘌𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘭𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘷𝘢𝘭𝘴 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘮𝘴 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘩𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴. 𝘍𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘨𝘶𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘯 𝘮𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘧𝘦𝘭𝘺, 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘥𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘯 𝘴𝘰𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨.”
Our priority is your safety. And that’s why we have the following measures in place to allow us to show people properties they are interested in.
Here are six of our Covid-secure steps.
- We wear masks on all viewings. 😷
- We wear disposable gloves on each viewing – these are only worn once then recycled. 🧤
- We wear shoe coverings on each viewing. 🥿
- We carry and use hand sanitiser before and after each viewing. 🤚
- We will be the only people to open or touch handles or cupboards. 🧍♀️
- We will wipe down any surfaces touched after the viewing has finished. 🧽
Everyone has a part to play in helping us all get back to normal as soon as possible, and we take our responsibility to keep you safe very seriously.
So, we’ll be following the guidelines and updates daily. And we’ll continue to help people move home safely, securely, and successfully.
If you are a seller or buyer and have any questions about what the tier system might mean to you, please get in touch.