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The property market remains open despite new lockdown

The property market remains open despite new lockdown

The South Devon property market remains open despite new lockdown

The Prime Minister announced at 8pm on Monday evening that people in England will be going back into lockdown following a surge in Coronavirus cases.

The tighter restrictions include schools shutting until the February half-term for most pupils. People must now work from home if they can, and only essential shops can remain open.

Which leads us to how these new measures will affect people wanting and needing to move home.

According to the Government’s latest advice issued on its website, people CAN still move home as long as they follow the guidelines in place.

At the end of this article, there is a link to the information the Government issued this evening.

The section which addresses the property market states.

Moving home

You can still move home. People outside your household or support bubble should not help with moving house unless absolutely necessary.

Estate and letting agents and removals firms can continue to work. If you are looking to move, you can go to property viewings.

Follow the national guidance on moving home safely, which includes advice on social distancing, letting fresh air in, and wearing a face covering.

We’re Here for Our Community

We will be available to take calls and respond to any property related questions you may have about this latest twist in what’s been a traumatic time for many of us.

But unlike the first lockdown hope is now on the horizon.

We will get through this together. Remember ‘it’s always darkest before the dawn.’

All of us at Chamberlains are committed to ensuring our clients, colleagues and communities remain safe. We will do everything in our power to play our part in the fight against this awful disease.

Here is the link to the Government’s latest Coronavirus guidelines. Page 17 features the Moving Home advice.

Stay safe South Devon.

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8 Ways Homeowners in South Devon Can Reduce Their Heating Costs

8 Ways Homeowners in South Devon Can Reduce Their Heating Costs

A 60-second speed read that could save you a lot of money.

Here’s a question for you.

What happens when you have a national lockdown in winter?

Well, there a few things but one that’s guaranteed to happen is heating bills rocket.

More people are at home whether to work, learn or stay safe, which means the thermostat gets turned up to keep everyone warm for longer than usual.

The good news is the National Energy Foundation charity has shared eight tips to keep the costs down and cut the amount of energy we use. Here they are.

  • Understand how your heating system and its controls work.
  • Turning your thermostat down by just 1 degree can save you money, and you won’t even notice the temperature difference.
  • Move furniture away from radiators – they block heat getting further into a room.
  • Don’t dry clothes on your radiators – they limit the effectiveness of the heat the rads emit.
  • Think small to save big – letterboxes can let a lot of heat escape, so think about insulating them.
  • Ditch the electric blanket – a hot water bottle is cheaper.
  • Draw the curtains at night and let the sun flood in during the day.
  • Take the advice handed down from dads over the decades and put a warm jumper on when you get cold at home instead of instantly reaching for the thermostat.

At Chamberlains we’re proud to serve the community in South Devon. That’s why we’ll be sharing regular articles throughout the latest lockdown to help you stay entertained, informed and safe.

Now, where did we put that woolly pullover?

Thanks for reading.