More details have now become available as the Government passes COVID-19 Response (Urgent Management Measures) Amendment Act.
There will be no individual viewings or open homes. These will be considered non-essential as you will not be able to interact face-to-face with people outside of your self-isolation group.
Virtual tours, pre-recorded videos and photos can replace face-to-face viewings.
Work and Income will still handle tenants in need of emergency accommodation.
Moving house during the lockdown
There are a lot of questions from both landlords and tenants around this topic. Unfortunately, moving house would be deemed as 'non-essential travel' during the four-week lockdown period. To handle this, all the parties involved need to make necessary amendments to their agreements, extend their existing contracts and delay moving into their new homes until the Alert 4 restrictions are lifted.
These precautions are in place to protect your health, your applicants, tenants and the wider public with respect to Covid-19.