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Safe property viewings

Find out more about how we're making property viewings safe for our customers

Safe property viewings

Find out more about how we're making property viewings safe for our customers

Safe property viewings

Find out more about how we're making property viewings safe for our customers

Safe property viewings

Find out more about how we're making property viewings safe for our customers

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE  

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We are open!

We're pleased to say all our branches are now open. Following recent government guidance on moving home issued on 13 May 2020 we have conducted the appropriate risk assessments and put the advised safety procedures in place.

You can view a template of our risk assessment document here. This outlines our process for the safety of our branches, staff and customers.

Branch

Visiting our branches

Whilst our branches are now open, we ask that you call to make an appointment to see us. This allows us to ensure that we only have the permitted number of customers in our branches at any time and that we have an agent available to see you.

Our branch opening hours can be found on our branch pages.

Viewing

Viewing properties

We are now able to provide physical viewings in properties, however we ask customers to do a virtual viewing first (if available) to reduce the number of times we're visiting a property. We have produced some guides so you know what to expect on the day and how we are keeping viewings safe for both accompanied and unaccompanied viewings.

Just to reassure you, we have used the Government Guidance for Working in Other People's Homes as the basis for our assessments and have produced the required risk assessment. This ensures our visits are carried out in a safe manner for you and our staff.

Valuation

Booking a valuation

It's now possible for us to visit your property to do a valuation. We've prepared special guidelines for you and our teams to minimise the risk of spreading COVID-19 such as handwashing, and social distancing. We'll send you these guidelines in advance of the valuation appointment.

View our valuation safety guidelines

Mortgage

Mortgages appointments

Whilst our Financial Consultants are now able to conduct physical appointments, we strongly advocate a video or telephone appointment. Our Financial Services partner, Embrace, will send you your own secure link to a video call with comprehensive instructions of how to set it up.

If you want to speak to a professional adviser about your mortgage, you can book an appointment below. 

Book a mortgage appointment

Existing customers

Tenants

Tenants

We continue to support our tenants in the usual way. If you need to report a maintenance issue you can do so through Fixflo

Report a maintenance issue

All contractors who attend your property will be following the usual guidelines and only entering the property if it is safe to do so.

Tenants who are self-isolating should contact us in the usual way. We can then ensure your recovery time is not interrupted by repair or maintenance activity. This will be re-scheduled for a time after the expiry of your period of self-isolation.

If you have any concerns about your current tenancy you can contact your local lettings office. We will continue to update this page as we find out more about government plans to support tenants. 

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Landlords

All our standard services are currently operating although the most recent announcement will inevitably affect some and we may have to change our approach i.e. in relation to maintenance checks. We will be in touch with landlords on an individual basis to offer support. We will also be supporting landlords and tenants on a case by case basis where there is potential for tenants to fall into rent arrears. 

For landlords who attend to their own repairs and maintenance issues, we recommend you review the government guidelines. 

For landlords of HMOs you should ensure that your individual tenants are able to contact each other on a collective basis, e.g. via WhatsApp or similar messaging group, to ensure that all necessary precautions are being taken and government advice followed.  

 
Insurance

Insurance

We continue to support our tenants in the usual way. If you need to report a maintenance issue you can do so through Fixflo

We hope that this information has proved useful and we will continue to monitor government advice and guidance and provide any relevant updates.

Overall we remain dedicated to supporting you in any way we can during this difficult time and would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your continued support and patience.