A Covid-19 update for homeowners in Loughborough, East Leake and Charnwood.

In this 90-second read, I offer an update on what the Government’s report issued yesterday means to people thinking of selling or letting in Loughborough, East Leake and Charnwood.

The UK Government’s plan to steer the four nations through the Covid-19 storm was released yesterday and having studied it now this is my understanding of how it affects sellers, buyers, landlords and tenants in Loughborough, East Leake and Charnwood.

While factories and building sites can re-open if they follow the social distancing regulations, estate agency offices can’t, for now anyway.

And we don’t know for sure when we’ll be able to re-open our offices and return to accompanied viewings of some description.

It could be June 1st. It could be July 1st. It could even be longer, which is unlikely but a possibility.

We believe in telling our clients and community the truth, which is what we’re doing in this article to the best of our knowledge and understanding.

But we’re working hard to be all systems go when there is a relaxation around when and how viewings, valuations and face to face meetings can take place.

Behind the scenes of Newton Fallowell we’ve been working on:

  • Ordering PPE for our team.
  • Working on our clean office protocol.
  • Creating a plan to ensure people’s safety and health is paramount as we conduct our work.
  • Keeping in regular contact with buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants within our client base.

While it may be frustrating that we can’t do the job we love in the way we love doing it, the health of our community, the nation and our loved ones is more important.

As this is a constantly changing situation and admittedly quite confusing at times, we’re playing it by ear.

When I hear any official updates, which affect our clients or the property market in Loughborough, East Leake and Charnwood I’ll communicate them to you quickly.

If you have any questions whatsoever, please feel free to give us a call.

We’re very much open for business, just in a slightly different way, but our focus remains on supporting our clients, team, and community.

Thanks for reading, stay safe, stay sensible, and we’re here if you need us.


We are required by law to conduct anti-money laundering checks on all those selling or buying a property. Whilst we retain responsibility for ensuring checks and any ongoing monitoring are carried out correctly, the initial checks are carried out on our behalf by Lifetime Legal who will contact you once you have agreed to instruct us in your sale or had an offer accepted on a property you wish to buy. The cost of these checks is £60 (incl. VAT), which covers the cost of obtaining relevant data and any manual checks and monitoring which might be required. This fee will need to be paid by you in advance of us publishing your property (in the case of a vendor) or issuing a memorandum of sale (in the case of a buyer), directly to Lifetime Legal, and is non-refundable.  We will receive some of the fee taken by Lifetime Legal to compensate for its role in the provision of these checks.