Metro Melbourne Covid-19 Restrictions | Buyer FAQs

8 Oct 2020

More than ever, we’re supporting our team, our clients and our community to work through the challenges that COVID-19 presents.  Below are our most frequently asked questions to help provide clarity and assistance in making informed property related decisions.

What do the current regulations mean for real estate?
All real estate offices (residential and commercial) in Melbourne Metro are closed under current restrictions. We are permitted to visit properties, conduct buyer inspections by private appointment and hold on-site auctions.

The entire Brad Teal team continue to work remotely to support our clients.  All office numbers, direct lines, mobiles and email addresses remain active and we’re available (virtually!) as normal.

Will my settlement go ahead and can I still move home?
Services related to property settlements: including valuation, pest & building inspection, final pre-settlement inspection, contactless handover of keys and files are still permitted, with the appropriate permitted worker permits in place.

Can I still inspect a property in person?
On-site property viewings are permitted by private inspection with up to ten people from any number of households, excluding residents of the property and the agent. The 25 kilometre limit is no longer in place and the boundary between Melbourne and regional Victoria has been emoved.

All attendees at a private inspection must pre-register prior to arrival at the property.

How is paperwork signed remotely?
BTRE adopted digital technology some time ago and all authorities and contract of sale documentation are fully executed digitally with ease.

What technology do you have available to facilitate real estate transactions?
We’re using the latest technology to bring together opportunities, whilst keeping our distance! Online auction platforms, virtual property tours, video meetings, digital contracts and virtual property appraisals are all part of Brad Teal Real Estate’s leading edge toolkit.

How do I find out about off market sales?
Over recent months, off-market sales have proven popular due to low stock levels allowing properties to be sold without the need for public advertising or promotion. Talk to a Brad Teal team member to register your interest.

Can I still apply for home buying grants and schemes?
The Victorian Commissioner of State Revenue has extended the HomeBuilder scheme in the state from the initial three months to a six month period to take into account the current shutdown.

 

Please contact the Brad Teal team via phone or email should you require assistance.  We’re here to help.


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