If Covid-19 has not dampened your new year’s resolution and you still have dreams, aspirations and reasons to move that are paramount then we are still here to offer our assistance where we can.

Firstly, the appraisal

We will be providing more insight this week on how we can carry out “Virtual Appraisals” which we can provide our thoughts on the current marketing price (which is far more difficult now given the uncertainty in the property market) and discuss our sales techniques in the here and now and when the Coronavirus subsides.

Secondly, finding the buyer 

Once we have started marketing your home, we will discuss the ins and outs of how we can go about introducing your buyer to you when we are not allowed out of the house!

Thirdly, negotiating and accepting the offer

After the prospective purchaser has viewed the marketing video and is in a position to offer. We will negotiate that offer and once you are happy agree on a purchasing price, ensuring that we qualify the prospective purchaser, knowing that right now “Cash is King” with the banks not lending as freely as before.

Finally, the survey and completion

Desktop surveys have been known to have been carried out by video but this does relate to the purchasing price, build age and condition and must be considered a “risk” compared to traditional comprehensive surveys.

As the Government has advised all but exceptional completions get delayed, we will work with the chain to assist in keeping everyone happy with the timescales involved.

We have words of advice from local Leicester based solicitor Trisha Parmar, a Senior Associate from Johnson Astills:

“It has undoubtedly been a difficult time for conveyancing solicitors. The Government guidelines are ever changing and we are keeping up to date and reviewing our policies continuously. As the current position stands, we are reviewing matters on a case by case basis and progressing those transactions to completion in circumstances where we can, e.g. empty properties, transfers of equity, re-mortgages.

Those which have a chain are still being worked on so that they are ready to proceed to exchange once we have more guidance from the Government. Clients do not need to pull out. Our article explains what the implications are and also includes some tips to consider. I have been overwhelmed by the level of understanding and patience from clients but also the teamwork and support between solicitors acting for each party, most of whom are working remotely. At the end of the day, we are all in the same boat and want to get through this step by step.”

If you are contemplating selling please get in touch with us and we’ll do all we can to assist you during these uncertain times.