Chic Property Management confirms meth testing, photography, viewing by appointment, tenanting and property inspections can re-commence gradually under strict protocols as New Zealand moves from level 4 lockdown to level 3 from 28th April 2020. Moving services are expected to be available from this time as are electricians and plumbers for necessary work. Some trade contractors may choose not to open due to additional costs of doing business while meeting the stringent level 3 requirements, or health reasons, so some patience may be required. We aim to continue to pay rents to landlords weekly during level 3, a trial initiative we have implemented to provide additional cashflow support to our clients during this difficult period. We believe we are only at the beginning of many challenges which will be encountered in coming months thrown up by the necessary steps the government has taken. The challenges to the property management and real estate industries are being met by technology innovations which have been available for some time, but which are now finally beginning to receive a green light from regulators for wider use. Electronic signatures are set to gain wide acceptance, making fixed-term tenancy renewals and other document signing a whole lot simpler. More details are available from your Chic property manager.