It’s business (mostly) as usual in January 2021*
*Subject to safe working protocol and Scottish Government Guidelines
Office Open Hours
Our Legal and Property Offices are open Mondays to Fridays, 9am – 5pm
Phone lines will be open during normal Office Open Hours: 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday. Out of hours telephone service is suspended until further notice.
Please see this article: Information for Tenants in an Emergency or download this .PDF file The Emergency Phone Number for Rentals is 07977 923997. This is only for emergency repair rental calls outwith normal office hours.
THE HOUSING MARKET IS TO REMAIN OPEN
The Government has confirmed that moving home and buying and selling property are essential activities that can continue during lockdown, according to the Telegraph.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced that Scotland will re-enter lockdown from 5th January.
In all four UK countries, all activities associated with moving home, such as viewings, surveys and removals are allowed to continue.
This includes travelling to viewings across the regional borders of Britain. However, all parties must comply with Government guidelines. These include maintaining a two metre distance, regular handwashing, conducting first-time viewings virtually, wearing face coverings, asking sellers to vacate properties during viewings, and a ban on open houses.
Excerpted from Legal Matters Scotland 5th January news round up for legal professionals across Scotland
If you are buying a property in Scotland you will need a Scottish Solicitor. Ask about our ‘No Key – No Fee’ special deal where you pay no legal fees if your offer is unsuccessful.