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As you may already know, late last night it was announced restrictions around property viewings and transactions are to be lifted today. The Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick, is expected to announce that the housing market in England can resume meaning estate and letting agents can return to work.

The Government published a document called Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations 2020 which came late yesterday.

All of what follows will be subject to strict social distancing rules which we will adhere to.

It states that people can visit estate or letting agents, developer sales offices or show homes.

They can view residential properties to look for a property to buy or rent.

People can prepare a residential property to move in or move out.

Valuations and property inspections are now allowed.

Of course the news has been well received by all at The Property Shop Swindon as we have many people wanting to buy, sell, move and rent new properties.

We’re expecting a surge of property enquiries from people looking to move and we’ve been getting prepared for this moment since the lockdown began.

We have our clean protocol in place, PPE at the ready and we’re itching to help people in Swindon get moving.

But amid that excitement we also know we have a weight of responsibility above our roles as estate agents.

And that is to practice social distancing properly, follow the Government’s health and safety guidelines and ultimately look after the wellbeing of our clients, our team and our community.

We’ll be on hand all day today to answer any of your questions so feel free to contact us.

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