In-person viewing of properties will resume from this coming Monday May 10th in line with Government recommendations.
Due to the lockdown which came into force before Christmas, only those who had gone sale agreed on a listing were able to view that property in the flesh so far this year.
However, the Property Services Regulatory Authority (PSRA), the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPAV) and the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) have now updated their Plan for Living with Covid-19 to reflect the loosening of restrictions by Government, which were announced last week.
This means that from Monday May 10th in person viewings can take place by appointment only. Valuation inspections other than in progressing a sale can also proceed from the same date.
Indoor auctions with up to six people can also proceed where social distancing can be observed while outdoor auctions of up to 15 people can also take place - although the property service providers have stressed that, where possible, auctions should be conducted online.
Estate agent offices will also re-open to the public a week later on Monday May 17th.
It is important to book a viewing for any property you are interested in. You can do this by using the form on MyHome.ie to contact the selling agent, letting agent or landlord for any property listed on the site.
The fully updated guidelines from the PSRA, IPAV and SCSI can be found here.