Updated Information regarding Coronavirus
The Wm Sykes team are still on hand to help with your property needs, whether you are a vendor selling through us, a landlord or tenant, or a regular client for whom we carry out professional work. Based on the latest Government advice some staff are working remotely and the offices are now closed.
As things change we will review and update our communication each day, keeping information up to date on our website, social media channels and voice mail systems.
We recognise that the coming weeks and months could prove very difficult and we hope that you remain safe and healthy throughout.
For more detailed information about specific issues please take a look at our Coronavirus – Frequently Asked Question:
- Can I book a viewing?
Following Government guidelines we are recommending that no viewings take place. You can still let us know about your interest in a property. We will keep your details on file and get in touch to book an appointment for you as soon as the current restrictions are lifted. Some clients are willing to carry out virtual video tours of their home. Please ask a member of our team about this.
- Are you in the office?
No. Both our offices are closed. We have a remote team working from home. There contact details are available here: https://www.wmsykes.co.uk/news/2020-03-24/remote-team-contact-details
- Are Sude Hill sales and Hade Edge sale going ahead?
All sales at Sude Hill sale room and the outside sale at Hade Edge scheduled for the 9 May are all postponed until further notice.
- How are we keeping people informed?
We will review and update this information at the end of every day. It will be shared on our website and through social media. Our team are making every effort to contact our clients, but if you have any enquiries please don’t hesitate to give us a call.
- Do we need to delay exchange and completion dates?
This will need to be assessed on a case by case and day to day basis as the advice being given is changing all the time. Some completion dates are likely to be pushed back, but we will keep in touch with everyone involved to keep people informed as much as possible.
- What do you think the effect will be on the housing market?
This could go both ways. We feel that when the lock down period ends there could be a real rush and clamour for properties from buyers, as we have been experiencing strong demand up to this point, with relatively low stock levels compared with previous years. This has been felt across the industry. Alternatively, if businesses struggle and the high street banks find themselves in trouble there may be a downturn in the market with prices possibly falling. We honestly don’t know as we don’t know how long the current situation is going to last. Please be assured that we are working hard to keep in touch with all our clients and are preparing and hoping for the best.