Blackshaw Real Estate & COVID-19
2021 has changed the way we are operating and we are on top of providing the safest, quality results for valued clients as always!
Here is all the important information about buying, selling, listing, and renting during lockdown!
ACT: One on one in-person inspections are allowed. This means an agent can take members from the same household to tour a property as long as all COVID-19 restrictions are adhered to. There may be limited inspection times available, so please ensure you contact the agent to book your appointment.
NSW: One on one in-person inspections are allowed. This means an agent can take one person to tour a property as long as all COVID-19 restrictions are adhered to. Virtual walk-throughs are also possible. Our NSW offices are concerned with keeping our community safe so please contact them directly regarding how to inspect a property during this time.
ACT & NSW: In-person auctions are not allowed. You can only attend and bid on a property in the online environment. Blackshaw Real Estate has engaged AuctionNow, an online auction platform that enables bidders to view, register, and bid on properties going to auction. Click here to see what this looks like.
Exchange & Settlements
ACT & NSW: Exchanges and settlements can still go ahead, and contracts can be signed in-person if all COVID-19 restrictions are adhered to. A buyer can also attend a pre-settlement inspection of a property with an agent, once again following all COVID-19 restrictions and precautions.
New Rental Tenancies
ACT & NSW: Tenants can move into a rental property and a property manager can conduct the necessary inspections and prepare the property for new tenants, ensuring all COVID-19 restrictions are followed.
End of Lease
ACT & NSW: A property manager can attend a property to conduct an end of lease inspection. However, where possible, the property should be vacant. The property manager can do a virtual walk-through with the vacating tenant.
Routine Rental Inspections
ACT: Routine rental inspections will be conducted virtually or rescheduled until after lockdown.
NSW: Although routine inspections can be done in-person (following all COVID-19 NSW restrictions), our Blackshaw NSW offices are only conducting virtual inspections or rescheduling in-person inspections until after lockdown.
Repairs & Maintenance for Rental Properties
ACT: Only emergency (urgent) repairs can be attended to during lockdown. Blackshaw property managers can advise you of their COVID-19 safe process for urgent repairs.
NSW: Both urgent and non-urgent repairs can be attended to during lockdown. Our NSW offices will ensure your repairs are done via a COVID-19 safe process.
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