Could agents be one of the first industries back after lockdown?

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Conservative peer Lord Ghadia and GlaxoSmithKline’s chairman Sir Jonathan Symonds have called for estate and letting agents to lead the economy out of lockdown.

The report has been submitted to ministers as they receive advice on how to revive the economy without compromising the nation’s health; agents’ offices, along with coffee shops and restaurants, were recognised as having high ‘multiplier’ effects, leading to the generation of work throughout the economy.

 Earlier this week The Guild of Property Professionals, sent an open letter to the government urging agents’ offices to be amongst the first to be reopened when safe.

The firm said the housing sector is one of the most important influencers in the economy and will be key to rebuilding the financial health of the country post COVID-19.

Moving home has knock-on advantages to other aspects of the economy, so action taken by the government to reignite the property market as restrictions relax will have a positive impact on the financial health of the country as a whole.

Here at James Sellicks Estate and Lettings Agents we have taken Government guidelines very seriously and our team are working remotely from their homes.

We have successfully completed on several empty properties during the current lockdown period with the help of solicitors and what is encouraging is we are speaking to our database and are very encouraged by the response from potential purchasers that are keen to view properties after the lockdown has finished.

If you have any sales, lettings, surveys or mortgage questions please don’t hesitate to contact one of our team.

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