How should we conduct shared property viewings?

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10:43 AM, 1st June 2020
About 6 months ago

How should we conduct shared property viewings?

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How should we conduct shared property viewings?

We have a four bed student property, let individually. In our local authority an HMO is classified as five or more.

One student is holding over through the summer and into the next academic year. The others have left, but were planning to go at the end of term anyway.

The question now is, what do I need to do to enable new tenants to view and hopefully take up occupancy for the next academic year?

The existing tenant is well and not isolating. We are planning to deep clean and decorate as soon as the rest have moved on, but are we permitted to allow viewings in the same way as property sellers.

Also, are the prospective tenants allowed to move in together just on their own confirmation of ‘wellness’?

Many thanks


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Neil Patterson

10:46 AM, 1st June 2020
About 6 months ago

For reference here is the Government Guidance >>
Other people's homes
Guidance for people working in, visiting or delivering to other people's homes.


12:16 PM, 1st June 2020
About 6 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Neil Patterson at 01/06/2020 - 10:46
Clearly you need to comply with government guidelines.
Some of the letting agents are conducting virtual video viewings and only proceeding to formal viewing if client(s) want to proceed.

I also know some of my property friends are using PPE. As a medic I also have a website with advice but don't want to advertise. If of interest please PM and I'll send the link.

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