Real estate agents 'devastated' by Vic govt ban on property inspections

President of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria Leah Calnan says the Victorian authorities’s ban on property inspections “has certainly come to us as a bit of a surprise”.

The new measure has upped Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s ban on open inspections which allowed brokers to proceed to e-book non-public inspections with potential patrons and tenants.

Ms Calnan instructed Sky News expertise is on the market to help brokers with digital excursions “but there will still be the need for people to physically inspect the property”.

She stated “agents are devastated, it came basically unannounced, there has been very little government announcement around it so unless you are a member of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria you would not know that these new bans have been implemented”.

“That is the most frustrating part,” she stated.

“We assist and take care of a big portion of the trade however we don’t take care of all, so shoppers and non-members won’t remember that doubtlessly immediately they’re on the market and conducting enterprise that’s now prohibited.

“We are hopeful that authorities will tackle board the suggestions as a result of now we have been in a position to conduct non-public inspections utilizing the social distancing guidelines, utilizing the hygiene processes.”

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