Unlike during the March 2020 lockdown, the housing market in Scotland (and England) is being allowed to remain open, despite the new restrictions. The guidance from the Scottish government states that this includes:
“For activities in connection with moving home (including viewing a property), or for activities in connection with the maintenance, purchase, sale, letting, or rental of residential property that the person owns or is otherwise responsible for. Travelling for the purposes of undertaking essential work on a property other than your main residence should not be used as a pretext for a holiday. You should not stay longer than for the length of time required to undertake the necessary work.”
The viewer should have a ‘serious interest’ in the property before arranging to view a property and both the viewer and seller must comply with COVD-19 protective measures. When possible a ‘virtual viewing’ should be undertaken first. Here at GAP a growing number of our properties for sale have a ‘360 degree virtual tour’ available. Just click on the heading at the top of the page or follow this link https://gapinthemarket.com/properties-with-virtual-tours/
Please continue to contact our staff through our branch telephone numbers 01671 402104 in relation to properties in the Newton Stewart area and 01776 700060 for the Stranraer area.