GYW explains how the property market works in Alert Level 3

Thursday 2 September 2021, 11:37AM
By Media Giant

The buying and selling of homes can move forward even in the heightened COVID alert levels, but with several restrictions.

The lawyers at Gillespie Young Watson are still able to offer their expertise and advice to individuals, although from a remote and online perspective. We can negotiate with other parties and complete settlements. We will ensure that the sale and purchase agreement includes a clause allowing to delay the settlement if Wellington moves back into alert level 4.

Most steps of the purchase and sales process need to happen virtually. This includes online walkthroughs, inspections and appraisals where possible. Open homes aren’t allowed, but owners can hold a maximum of two socially distant private viewings a day, where people from the same bubble are permitted to enter and assess the home.

Tradespeople, agents, inspectors, valuers, engineers and photographers can also enter your home under alert level 3, but make sure everyone is wearing a mask and surfaces are well sanitised after the viewing.

Gillespie Young Watson is here to support their property buying and selling clients even in the heightened COVID alert levels. Contact us if you need any advice, and we will be happy to help!

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