Moving house is stressful at the best of times so we thought it might be helpful to address some of the questions being asked during these difficult days. At Penfolds communication comes first and we are always available for the questions you may have.
Q Should I keep my house on the market? Is there even a market at the moment?
A There are a huge number of people who are very interested in what the property market is doing at the moment and with so many people at home the activity levels at Rightmove demonstrate this. Although we’ve never experienced such unchartered territory one things remains a constant, our need for a home and our need to find one. We’re not able to conduct face to face viewings at the moment but we continue to receive enquiries about the houses we have on the market and we will show these waiting buyers the houses as soon as we are able to do so.
Q Should I put my property on the market at the moment?
A If the photographs have been taken, you’ve approved your brochure and your agent has all he needs to be compliant there’s no reason at all to delay. Virtual viewings can be arranged to give a better feel for the property and of course most agents are working from home to answer all your questions. If you haven’t chosen your agent yet you will need to wait until we are out of lockdown. In either case the time can be very well spent by gathering all the paperwork your solicitor will ask you for when your sale is agreed. For instance any planning permissions and building regulations, guarantees and warranties, boiler service history, fensa certificates etc!