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Can your new tenant move into your property during the stay at home measures?

 

 

Hi it's Danny Valencia here with My City Nest powered by Keller Williams. Today I'm going to share with you as to whether your new tenant can move into your property during the stay at home measures. Now, unless the move is absolutely essential, then the answer is no. The government guidelines are absolutely clear "Stay at home" unless it's absolutely essential for you to go out. Now, what does an essential move mean? So, I'm going to throw a few examples out there for you. So, threat of life, domestic violence, the property they're in at the moment is not fit for habitation anything like that is considered as an essential move. So, absolutely you can support that person to move into an empty property. Now, if you are going to make a move like that. And another example actually would be an NHS staff that needs to move into a property by themselves because they don't want to put their family at risk.

So, anything like that. Absolutely. And one thing that I would advise is when you're doing the move in, make sure that the property has been empty for at least three days because they say that the virus lives roundabout 72 hours or up to 72 hours in some surfaces. So just make sure that the proxy has been empty for at least three days. And also do not carry out an inventory. It is not a legal requirement and you don't want to put your tenant at risk by an inventory clerk going in there during the actual check-in. So don't do a check in not a legal requirement. What you can do as a tip, you can use your previous inventory with the previous tenancy. Just provide a copy to your new tenant and perhaps jump on a zoom call with them. And go through each thing while doing a video online camera call and go through everything with them and they can have some notes and then you can use that as a basis.

I hope you find this helpful. Danny Valencia here with My City Nest powered by Keller Williams.

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