Following government announcements on the 4th January regarding the 2021 national lockdown we wanted to reassure our brokers that physical valuations are still allowed to be undertaken in England and Wales following the same strict guidance from RICS
The government guidelines set out what precautions are needed when working in other people’s properties. These include:
Our valuers Allied have also stated that their protocol for dealing with HMOs and Multi-Let valuations has now changed and the property will now need to be vacant 30 mins prior to the inspection.
If these requirements are not met and the valuer has to abort the valuation either before starting or during the valuation, then the fee will not be refunded.
Due to the restrictions that need to be implemented valuations will probably take up to 10 working days or longer dependent on property type.
Please find below the specific guidance notes from our valuers which outline their protocol for valuations to take place: