Stage 2 of the exit from lockdown: what does this mean for estate agents?


As the island moves into stage 2 of the exit from lockdown on Monday 8th March, we would like to update all of our clients on what this means if you are buying and selling property.

The easing of restrictions means that more than one person is now allowed to view a property (so a couple, for example) so long as they are part of the same stage 2 bubble group.

Everyone must wear their own face masks at all times.  Our negotiators will provide new disposable gloves on site for those who don’t have any.

The property owners / occupiers will be asked to leave the property well-ventilated and with all internal doors open to minimise the need to touch door handles.  If there are animals within the property, they will either need to be taken out by the occupier or left in a room with the door shut and a note advising whether or not entry to that room is permissible.

No one must attend a viewing if they have Covid-19 symptoms and we will ensure that our property owners confirm that there is no person symptomatic or has had symptoms in the last 48 hours, or is under a compulsory isolation order, or awaiting results of testing for Covid-19; and that no member of the household is considered medically vulnerable.

Post-appointment discussions will take place remotely by use of video-conferencing, telephone or through physical barriers.

We will have a skeleton staff in the office with half working from home at any one time. We will not be encouraging visits to the office, but those who do will need to have their full details recorded and adhere to strict social distancing and mask wearing.

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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