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Tiers Needn’t Mean Fears for Landlords in London

In this two-minute speed read; we look
at what the new tier system means for landlords and people looking to rent in London.

The tier system announced by the Government
this week to combat the increase in Covid-19 cases has caused some concern from
landlords and people who are looking to move.

The good news is that it shouldn’t.

This is because even in the highest tiered
areas which the Government has said are at very high-risk, people can still
move. Albeit with extra safety precautions which we’ve been practising since
the lockdown.

In London, we are currently in Tier 2 – which
is described as ‘high alert’ and imposes several restrictions including pubs
and restaurants shutting at 10 pm and no households mixing indoors.

But even in high alert areas, Government
guidelines say you can still move home.

According to a statement on its website on
Friday 16 October the Government advised: “You can still move home if you’re in
a high alert level area. Estate and letting agents and removals firms can
continue to work, and people looking to move home can continue to undertake
viewings.

Follow the national guidance on moving home
safely, which includes advice on social distancing and wearing a face
covering.”

Our priority is your safety. And that’s why
we have the following measures in place to allow us to show people rental properties
they are interested in.

Here are six of our Covid-secure steps.

1)
We wear masks on all viewings.

2)
We wear disposable gloves on
each viewing – these are only worn once then recycled.

3)
We wear shoe coverings on each
viewing.

4)
We carry and use hand sanitiser
before and after each viewing.

5)
We will be the only people to
open or touch handles or cupboards.

6)
We will wipe down any surfaces
touched after the viewing has finished.

Everyone has a part to play in helping us
all get back to normal as soon as possible, and we take our responsibility to
keep you safe very seriously.

So, we’ll be following the guidelines and
updates daily. And we’ll continue to help people move homes safely, securely,
and successfully.

If you are a landlord or tenant in London and have any questions about what the tier system might mean to you, please get
in touch.

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