Today sees the relaxing of the Covid-19 lockdown measures with the resuming of house viewings and moving, according to new UK government rules. Estate agents can open their doors, viewings can take place and conveyancers and removal firms can also begin operating again. This, it is hoped will help to kickstart England’s housing market and boost a flailing economy.
How will this relaxing of previous guidelines affect the housebuilding industry? We asked Tony K. Pidgley, managing director of Windsor-based bespoke housebuilder Langham Homes for his views.
Tony comments: “Obviously like my colleagues in the housebuilding industry, we are keen to boost the housing market and take this all important first step. However, it is crucial that we don’t end up returning to the former, heavier lockdown conditions and so here at Langham Homes, we are committed to continuing the stringent health and safety and social distancing measures that we instigated several weeks ago when we resumed construction. Every viewing will be conducted by appointment only whether this is carried out by our sales team or by our selling agents. We want to reassure people that the health & safety of our employees, sub-contractors, customers and residents is our first priority and are planning to continue our virtual and self-guided viewings so that visitors have a choice of how they approach future viewings.
Personally, I feel that this period of lockdown has compelled people to rethink their priorities. It may be that they have found working from home to be very rewarding and productive so are thinking about a new home with provision for a home office facility or have decided that outdoor space is key. We are confident that we have a range of properties that can address those aspirations and invite anyone interested to call our dedicated sales line, open 24 7 for further information.”
For further details regarding all Langham Homes’ portfolio, please call 01344 987501. This line is manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week or contact one of our dedicated selling agents as listed on each development’s information on our website langham-homes.com.