Key information regarding COVID-19 Real Estate protocols for Agents
COVID-19 Real Estate protocols
To ensure the health and safety of your potential buyers and tenants the below protocols* are in place across NSW.
*Please refer to NSW Gov Covid-19 for specific information regarding your protocols as these are subject to change based on State Government directives.
The following activities must not take place in Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour.
- Auctions that people attend in person.
- Open inspections of properties, although inspections may be conducted by private appointment for one person only.
If you are a real estate agent or a prospective purchaser and you live in, usually work in, or usually attend a university or other tertiary education facility in Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour, you must follow the stay at home rules.
If you are a real estate agent or a prospective purchaser and you do not live in, usually work in, or usually attend a university or other tertiary education facility in Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour, the NSW rules apply.
AS OF 20TH JULY 2021 – FAQ’S
“Are we able to show people property?”
Within the Act, it is apparent that you can do anything with a reasonable excuse. Traveling from your home or work to inspect a potential client’s home is recognised as lawful. Additionally, there are special exemptions for people looking at houses. It is quite legal for a person to inspect a property to relocate their residence, either for buying or leasing. This can be anywhere in NSW, unless you are from the larger hotspots areas; Fairfield, Liverpool and Canterbury. You are NOT aloud to travel for this reason.
What happens if they do come and inspect the property?
You must conduct your business in a Covid safe manner. Everyone must be masked, there must be sanitiser, and everyone must check-in. A rule enforced is that you can only show one person through the house at a time. Even partners that live together can not see the house together. You must complete your walk through with each visitor separately!A
Auctions only virtual?
Only Auction houses have been outlawed; however, live auctions on-premises, with a maximum of 5 people present, are entirely legal!