Current as of 5 August 2020 and subject to final clarification from the Victorian Government

With the Victorian Government declaring a state of disaster due to increasing COVID-19 cases, we want to assure you we are proactively working to adhere to the restrictions so we can play our part in helping control the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Metropolitan Melbourne is under stage four restrictions until 13 September, our office has modified the way we are doing business until we see the restrictions in place reduced or lifted.

Here is how we are working during Stage 4 COVID-19 restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne

As a result of the stage 4 restrictions, our office is required to close from midnight 5 August, and we are required to work remotely. While we may not be in our office, we remain easily contactable via phone, email, social media, or video conferencing. We would love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have about our existing properties; how the local real estate market is currently fairing; or even advice relating to your current situation and what to expect in the future.

Here are a couple of questions we anticipate as more common.

Yes, as of 4 August, it appears that property settlements are still permitted, however it is important that you talk to your Property Partner Estate Agent about how we can support this to occur.

I live in metropolitan Melbourne and am meant to move to a new house next week. Can I still move?

Yes. You are still able to move to a new house, but the curfew hours still apply and there are specific procedures you will need to work with. You should also take extra steps to stay safe including wearing a face covering.

Can I still have Property inspections and appraisals in metropolitan Melbourne

It is our understanding from the Victorian Government’s advice, that on-site or in person property inspections and appraisals are not permitted in Metropolitan Melbourne during the Stage 4 restrictions. However, we can still conduct virtual property appraisals remotely using tools such as Facebook Live and video conferencing tools. In addition, a lot of our properties feature videos, and all our properties are captured with high quality professional photographs and floor plans – you can easily inspect properties for sale from the comfort of your own home.

We are committed to keep you updated as we receive more information from the State Government. Until then, please stay safe.

Yours Sincerely Rebecca Halit-Director Property Partners Real Estate