A series of polls taken by Estate Agent Today suggest substantial numbers of agents remain uncomfortable about returning to trading even with safety measures in place.
There’s been a very significant increase in the number of listings carrying virtual viewings, accelerating during the period of the Coronavirus crisis and lockdown.
A large majority of property professionals polled by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors say a stamp duty holiday would be an effective way of kick-starting the housing market.
Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick is expected to announce tomorrow that the housing market in England can resume with estate and letting agents returning to work.
Domestic cleaners can now re-enter private homes under new Coronavirus return-to-work guidelines – the very guidelines which appear to stop estate agents doing the same thing.
There’s been a furious response to the agent who appears to have breached government rules by opening his branch to the public – believed to be the first agent to do so.