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    Ziggy
    Flatchatter

    Hi there, what are the rules around inspecting properties for sale and having an auction in these COVID lockdown times?

    My neighbour had more than one person two weekends ago, and single visitors since. But where do these potential buyers live? Who checks that? Who checks they are wearing masks?

    And what are the rules for auction day?

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    scotlandx
    Strataguru

    Greater Sydney

    The following activities must not take place in Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour.

    • Auctions that people attend in person.
    • Open inspections of properties, although inspections may be conducted by private appointment for one person only.

    You must follow the stay at home rules if you are a real estate agent or a prospective purchaser and you live in, usually work in, or usually attend a university or other tertiary education facility in Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour.

    If you are a real estate agent or a prospective purchaser and you do not live in, usually work in, or usually attend a university or other tertiary education facility in Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour, the NSW rules apply.

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    Jimmy-T
    Keymaster

    According to the NSW current Public Health Orders, “visitors are not allowed in residences in Greater Sydney unless authorised under the Order for … the following purposes … To view or inspect real property for sale or lease or participate in an auction”

    According to this story under current restrictions, potential purchasers are permitted to view listed properties only by private inspection. Open homes and public auctions on site are not allowed.

    However, people are not allowed to travel outside the “red”zones in Sydney’s South-West and estate agents are supposed to record their names and addresses, so that should limit on-site inspections even further.

    If you suspect someone is frequently playing fast and loose with the rules  go to the Crimestoppers website and dob them in on the online link there.

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