CAN I INSPECT A HOUSE DURING LOCKDOWN?
Since the Andrews Governments announcement of some easing of COVID-19 Stage-4 Restrictions in Metropolitan Melbourne as of the 28th September 2020, many prospective buyers and tenants are wondering 'can I inspect a house during lockdown'?
The answer is yes. Pre-arranged private inspections of houses for sale and for rent are now permitted for a duration of no longer than 15 minutes and as long as they comply with strict Covid-19 Safe protocol.
WHO CAN ATTEND PRIVATE INSPECTIONS?
The agent hosting the inspection plus the buyer or prospective tenant, the partner of the buyer or prospective tenant and any dependent children under the age of 18 years if no alternative care arrangement can be made.
CAN THE HOMEOWNER OR TENANT REMAIN AT THE HOME DURING THE INSPECTION?
No. The homeowner or tenant must leave the premises for one of the 4 permitted reasons under 'stay at home' directions.
CAN I TRAVEL MORE THAN 5KM FOR AN INSPECTION?
Yes. You can travel more than 5km for a pre-arranged inspection however travel between Metropolitan Melbourne and Regional Victoria is still prohibited.
During the inspection strict COVID-19 hygiene protocols must be adhered to, they include:
- Social distancing
- Face masks are compulsory
- Sanitise hands upon entry to the home
- Do not touch any surfaces within the home
- If you are feeling unwell, have been self-isolating or are under quarantine DO NOT ATTEND AN INSPECTION
If you have any concerns, questions or would like to arrange a private inspection, please do not hesitate to contact us.