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Property market to continue through Aberdeen lockdown

Thursday 06 August 2020

Following the announcement on 5 August by First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, that Aberdeen is in lockdown for a period of at least seven days, the Scottish Government has published regulations clarifying the property market can still function.

The regulations focus on the closure of restaurants, cafes, bars, and public houses to protect against the risks to public health arising from Coronavirus.

Regulations

Agents don't need to cease viewings or close branches, however, If an agency falls within the affected local areas, they must still adhere to the existing Scottish Government and Propertymark best practice and guidance on house viewings, moves, and maintenance to avoid more stringent restrictions being introduced. It has been stressed that all viewings should be conducted as virtual and online in the first instance. Physical viewings should only take place for consumers who show serious intent to proceed with a house move either to purchase or rent a property.

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