Make house viewing essential in level 5

Make house viewing essential in level 5

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Karen Kirwan started this petition to Michael Martin and

During level 5 lockdown the government deemed viewing a property in person as non essential.......In person viewings with the permission of the owner are perfectly safe, each party is given a time slot, all parties are wearing masks, they enter the house seperately and Estate Agents provide hand sanitizer.

There is currently a huge demand for properties and the decision to stop in person house viewings is having a negative effect on supply as people are not putting their homes on the market when they cannot view the properties they wish to move to. This is driving house prices up and adding another barrier for 1st time buyers.

I urge you to get behind this petition to ask the government to reverse their decision as it is not acceptable to expect anybody to go sale agreed on a property that they have not yet set foot in and viewing a house is absolutely essential when mortgage approval only lasts for 6 months. This lockdown began in December and is expected to last until March 5th at the earliest, by this time many people will be left in a position where their approval has expired and there is no plan in place with the banks to offer extensions.

 

 

 

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