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New national lockdown: Will house moves still go ahead?

The government has announced a new national lockdown following a public address by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on 4th January 2021. The lockdown is expected to be reviewed on 15th February 2021. In contrast to the national lockdown in March 2020, estate agents will continue to operate throughout the period of tighter restrictions.

Will Emsleys Estate Agents remain open during lockdown?

Yes. Our branches will be open by appointment only and we will continue to work from our offices and remotely. We will progress sales and put new properties on the market as usual, so you can rest assured your move will still go ahead. We will continue to offer our ‘contactless’ selling, letting, buying and renting services.

Can I book a viewing or valuation?

Yes. Throughout the national lockdown you will still be able to book and travel to viewings and valuations. Masks should be worn and we will limit the number of people at appointments. We will request that windows are opened to let air in during appointments. We will also take contact details and support the NHS Test and Trace system.

Please do not book a viewing or valuation if you have symptoms of COVID-19, if you have been advised to self-isolate or if you have travelled outside the UK in the last 14 days. Please cancel your appointment if you start with symptoms or if NHS Test and Trace ask you to self-isolate.

Can I travel to move house during lockdown?

Yes. Under the new guidance, you can move house as normal. Estate agents and removals companies can continue to operate as usual during the lockdown. Please adhere to social distancing guidelines throughout your move. If you're selling, please make sure you leave the property clean for the new occupants.

Is Emsleys Estate Agents COVID secure?

Yes. We’ve put in place a number of measures to protect our clients and our team, including hand sanitisation, enhanced cleaning measures, PPE, social distancing and ‘contactless’ services. For more information, read our coronavirus strategy.

If you have any queries or concerns, please contact our Director Jared Thomas by emailing or calling 0113 286 4000.

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 Jared Thomas

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Jared Thomas

Director (Sales)

With over 16 years’ experience in estate agency, Jared has expert knowledge of the local area and the property market. He leads a team of highly experienced estate agents and is committed to providing an excellent standard of client care and satisfaction. Jared has extensive experience of all housing markets, both in cities and in villages, and does not believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach.