Enhanced Level 4 Restrictions - COVID 19 Update
With immediate effect the whole of Mainland Scotland is now subject to enhanced Level 4 restrictions. With very few exceptions, these restrictions impose a legal requirement upon people leaving home other than for “essential purposes”.
At Mackinnons we want all our property clients to know that you can still contact us. Our telephone lines are open during normal business hours and emails are regularly monitored, despite many of our staff working remotely.
At the moment, Government guidelines still permit house moves to continue and mean that the Scottish property market in both the sales and leasing sectors can remain in business. We currently await any additional detailed guidance becoming available but for the meantime we are permitted to operate with all necessary precautions in place.
For landlords and property management, access to properties will only be authorised where works are deemed “essential” e.g. for installation, repair or maintenance of utility supplies; to carry out repairs and maintenance which would otherwise threaten a person’s health and safety, or to ensure that legal safety checks are made. Routine property visits are considered “non essential” and will therefore be postponed for the time being.
We sincerely hope that these enhanced restrictions are not in place for any longer than is absolutely necessary but, as has been the case throughout the pandemic, we are here to support the needs of all our property and leasing clients as best we possibly can.