Under the Level 3 regulations that has become effective as from the 1st June 2020, questions have been raised by agents as to their responsibilities:
Everyone – agents, clients and staff – must wear a face mask at all times in a public space.
As business owner/employer
Viewings & number of persons involved
Apart from the aforementioned requirements which ultimately require the exercise of utmost care and promote social distancing, including avoidance of face to face meetings as far as possible, there is no additional restrictions on doing a viewing or on the amount of people attending the viewing.
Entering homeowners’ associations, sectional title schemes
Some agents have reported that some such schemes are prohibiting them from entering the schemes, arguing that the regulations do not allow “visits”. This is an incorrect interpretation of the regulations. All businesses that are allowed to operate under Level 3, may do so freely, as long as all precautionary safety measures are adhered to. An agent visiting a client in an estate is performing his/her duties as an agent in terms of a permitted Level 3 service.
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