First Minister Mark Drakeford announced that the Welsh Government will impose a two-week fire-break period. This requires Welsh residents to stay at home from 6pm on Friday 23 October until Monday 9 November.
Both high street lettings and estate agencies’ offices must close to the public and in accordance with the guidance we will be working safely in our offices with support staff working from home.
Home moves can still take place during this period if the moving date can’t be delayed until after the short lockdown period is over. Associated activities, for example, removals processes, property preparation, handover of keys, surveys and valuations can also take place in line with guidance on working in other people’s homes.
Property viewings cannot take place during the fire-break period.
Repairs and Maintenance
Work carried out inside other people’s homes can only take place if it is urgent or to repair a fault which poses a direct risk to people’s safety – for example, emergency plumbing or to carry out an adaptation to allow that household to remain in their property. Work can take place where a property is vacant.
What Propertymark Is Doing
Propertymark will continue to update members on any further information impacting the sector once released by the Welsh Government.