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Coronavirus and conveyancing: Selling your house after lockdown

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Coronavirus and conveyancing: Selling your house after lockdown

The housing market is vital to the economy and I think we can all agree that the sooner it can safely be back on its feet, the better.

I’ve had many conversations with colleagues, clients and contacts the past few weeks and I remain confident that the government will do everything it can to achieve this as soon as it is safe to do so. The industry has had to take new innovative steps to adjust during these lockdown restrictions, such as electronic signatures and virtual valuations. This continues to give me hope that the market is ready and waiting to bounce back.

However, for those that had their house on the market or were considering doing so when the lockdown restrictions came into place, this can be a frustrating time.

In spite of that, there are several things sellers can do to help prepare them and their house once lockdown restrictions are lifted!

Prepare your house for viewings

Sellers can use their time wisely during lockdown in making sure they make their house as attractive as possible to prospective buyers once viewings start again.

Get those last few items of DIY and titivation completed. You’ll be surprised what a lick of paint, some green foliage or a declutter can do to a property!

Look into virtual valuations

Many estate agents are available during the coronavirus lockdown for virtual valuations via video conferencing. This will give you a better idea of what you can expect to put the property on the market for and be ahead of the game once restrictions are lifted.

If you would like any recommendations for estate agents currently offering this service, please let us know and we can put you in touch with the professional agents we work with that are available to help virtually at the current time. 

Sort out your conveyancing quotation and documents

If you really want to be ahead of the game, contact us for a conveyancing quotation.

We will walk you through the process and there are many things we can move forward with while in lockdown. We can let you have the forms to complete now, rather than when you have a buyer, meaning there will be less admin to worry about once the market starts moving again. You can also get to work on collating all of the documents we may need such as: guarantees, planning permissions, boiler documents and so on. 

We can help you put yourself in the best position to proceed quickly once the lockdown restrictions are lifted. 


Are you looking to sell your house and have any questions or concerns about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic? Unsure of the current processes and how these changes may affect you?

Nicky and the rest of the team are on hand to offer reassurance and clarity for those currently hoping to sell or buy, as well as for those working within the property industry. Speak to our Residential Property Business Consultant Daniel Szasz for a complimentary conversation to discuss any questions or concerns you may currently have:

☎ 07821112750

📧  d.szasz@duttongregory.co.uk