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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Announcement to Clients

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Simple Rules For Property Searches and Surveys8th Jun 2020

by on 8th Jun 2020

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Your legal representative should be able to carry out searches on your property online in order to progress your transaction and you can contact them to discuss likely timescales.

Your surveyor can undertake surveys of the property you wish to purchase. There are no restrictions on the types of survey that can be carried out and you should talk to your surveyor to understand the most appropriate type of survey for the home you intend to purchase.

On custom and self build projects, surveyors can visit plots you wish to purchase and undertake valuations to support the release of staged payment mortgages.

Surveyors should not enter a property where a member of the household is showing symptoms of coronavirus or self-isolating.

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Where possible we encourage inspections to take place by appointment only, with one person visiting the property at any time. Surveyors should follow government guidance for professionals working in other people’s homes and guidance on social distancing.

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If your home is being surveyed, you should ensure the surveyor has access to all the parts of the property they need to inspect, and make efforts to minimise contact with the surveyor, for example by staying in another room whilst they are inspecting your home.

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We appreciate that this is a very difficult time for all of our clients. We are here to support you through this as your Law Firm for Life.

For further information on residential conveyancing please contact Ruth Elkins or view our dedicated page.