ESTATE agents Dacre, Son & Hartley, has welcomed the Governments plans to re-start the housing market and plans to reopen its offices from Monday.

Patrick McCutcheon, the company’s head of residential, said: “The Government’s plan to re-start the housing market is very good news. The whole sphere of buying and selling a property is very personal, and it can be a worrying time as well as a joyous one. However, it’s important to note that the market doesn’t simply turn on and off like a switch, and it will need a few days to re-boot.

“We will be re-opening our offices as soon as the final deep cleans have taken place and relevant signage and health and safety measures are properly in place.

“In the meantime, we are continuing to successfully work remotely by phone, email and video and are readily accessible to our clients.”

Contact the local office to arrange a virtual valuation.