Stage 1 of exit from Lockdown: an update from Swoffers


Following an update from the States regarding the move to stage 1 of the exit from lockdown on Monday 22 February, Swoffers would like to update you on how this affects the property sale/ rentals industry.

Limited activities to enable viewings, taking property particulars to enable listing, surveys and sales of properties will be allowed in stage 1, as long as they are conducted under certain strict conditions, which prevent contact with householders and only with the householder’s agreement.

Swoffers will be encouraging the use of FaceTime and video facilities to reduce the need for in-person visits, but necessary visits to properties can be conducted by no more than one agent and one potential purchaser.

Under the rules of stage 1:

    • Visits can be conducted by no more than one agent and one potential purchaser and such visits should be conducted under strict hygiene guidelines including the ventilation of the property, wearing of face coverings and strict social distancing measures. These visits can only take place where there is no direct contact with householders of the property being viewed.
    • All persons must adhere to the current mandatory requirements and recommendations for wearing of face coverings at all times;
    • If the property is inhabited that: No one living in the household is symptomatic or has had symptoms in the last 48 hours, under a compulsory isolation order or awaiting a test result for COVID-19; No member of the household is considered medically vulnerable; and No member of the household is present in the house during any necessary visit.

If you are due to move to a Rental Property speak to our our Rentals Team regarding any queries.

As and when the situation changes we will update everyone. In the meantime please stay at home, stay safe and follow Public Health advice.


In line with the latest Public Health advice our office remains closed until further notice.

We are all now working from home (Monday to Friday 09.00 to 17.30 and Saturday 09.00 to 12.30) and will continue to provide as many of our services as possible and will continue to support all our clients to the best of our ability.

Don’t hesitate to give us a call on 711766 for Local and Open Market sales enquiries, and 721757 for our rentals and property management teams. Or, email and leave your name, number and any message.

We will be monitoring all messages and will return your call or email as quickly as we can.

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