As everyone is aware, in recent months the property industry has adapted to new regulations introduced quickly due to the pandemic. However, some of these restrictions have been lifted on the housing market in England, enabling house views and moves to go ahead as long as guidelines are observed. Here at Hancock and Partners, if you are looking to move home, rent or sell a property, we would be more than happy to help you and have taken measures to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. With over 100 years’ combined experience in the Chichester property market, and backed up by the latest technology, we can assist you in securing a successful outcome – no matter what you are looking to achieve.  

Hancock and Partners’ long history in Chichester

Established back in 1991, we are a dedicated estate agents in Chichester with an extensive knowledge of the property market in our local area. We take an individual approach with each of our clients, providing an excellent and personalised service, ensuring your experience with us is the best that it can be. No matter whether you are looking to buy your forever home, or downsize to something smaller, Hancock and Partners can help you. 

For example, if you are looking to rent your property, we have extensive local knowledge to attract the right tenant for your home while achieving the best rental yield. We also have an in-depth understanding of the different regulations there are to comply with as a landlord, and we can ensure you have all essential paperwork in place and that the property is legally ready to let. We are experts in following best practices, meeting all government requirements and working to the highest industry standards through our membership of ARLA Propertymark. 

The Chichester property market 

For the property industry, the market rests heavily on fluctuating supply and demand, and it is quick to respond to political and global events.  Here in Chichester, the housing mix is very similar to the UK average, with around 20% detached houses, 25% semi-detached houses, 25% terraced houses and 30% flats. Although COVID-19 brought the world to a temporary standstill, the property market had started the year positively and there were a lot of people planning for moves as soon as lockdown eased. The lettings market in particular has remained strong – despite the uncertainty.

The current demand for properties is larger than ever, with pent up demand from tenants already evident. In spite of the pandemic resulting in a new culture of working from home, once life does return to normal, Chichester is the perfect central location for commuters with its direct rail links into London, Gatwick and the surrounding areas.  

How can we help you as lockdown eases? 

As people are now able to move home, practices and procedures need to be adapted to ensure that the risk of spreading coronavirus is reduced as much as possible. With social distancing measures in place, estate agents across the country are having to adapt to these new regulations. Our team at Hancock and Partners is going the extra mile to continue to assist buyers and sellers during the lockdown restrictions and will be more than happy to help in any way we can, including providing virtual viewings. 

Virtual viewings if done professionally are the perfect alternative to physical viewings. Although they are not a brand-new concept, they are increasingly important and have been crucial to the success of the property industry in recent years. You may not be physically able to experience the property in person, but they are still a great way to establish the feel for a property. As the majority of the cameras used are 3D, virtual visitors can enjoy a fully navigable, high-definition 360-degree walk-through of a property, switching between floors and exploring the house in a similar way to Google Street View.

At Hancock & Partners, we are able to carry out virtual tours for our customers. Across our website all our empty properties are showcased through the virtual format. Although these do not necessarily replace the actual viewing, this streamlines the time spent searching and narrowing down properties to view, as buyers will only plan viewings for those in which they are most interested. From a customer perspective, virtual viewings represent a key aspect of online marketing, as the cutting-edge technology can drive significant traffic directly to their property, increasing its visibility to potential buyers and tenants. We have virtual tours available throughout our website which allow our customers to enjoy a fully interactive walk-through. 

Would you like to speak to a member of our team? 

At the heart of the Chichester property market, we would be more than happy to assist you when putting your home on the market or finding a new property to buy or rent. It has always been our main priority to ensure our landlords, renters, sellers and buyers are supported throughout their property journey. 

To have a conversation with a member of our team, you can call us on 01243 531111 and an experienced, friendly professional will be ready to offer advice and help. On the other hand, you can also complete the contact form on our website and someone will get back to you as soon as possible, to discuss how we can best meet your requirements.