Visiting void property during lockdown

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    Visiting void property during lockdown

    HI All.

    I am the trustee of a residential property that the existing tenants are leaving and the property is being sold. As I understand the current rules I can visit the property to carry out repairs etc. The property is approx a 350 mile round trip for me. I need to secure the property fit a couple of security cameras, sort the garden and generally prep for sale. Due to the distance involved I was going to stay in the property over night. It is not a second home, and looking at the rules I feel I am allowed to travel to carry out work. I am fairly certain I would be allowed to stay in an hotel if working away? But feel it would be safer to stay at the property for the night. Any thoughts gratefully received.


    #2
    350 in a day easy. I have 1000+round trip.
    I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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      #3
      I think you're right that for work, ad it clearly is, then you should be fine, especially if it's all within England, think Scotland and Wales have slightly different definitions of what's OK.

      And safer to stay in the house rather than in a hotel, surely. Perhaps a few documents with you to prove what you're doing would be a good plan, even if not a requirement.

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        #4
        Thanks ash5050, nice to get a sensible reply.

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          #5
          I'd certainly stay overnight or more than one night.

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            #6
            I took my daughter back to uni (midwifery degree so needed to be back for placement) 300 mile plus trip each way - was not stopped although would be legit if I had been. I would also stay overnight or longer.
            Unshackled by the chains of idle vanity, A modest manatee, that's me

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              #7
              It is sensible to stay in the property as you will be on your own and have zero chance of infecting anyone, it is a decent trip and with the work to do as well it may take you a few days depending on what you are planning on doing, things always take longer than you think.

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                #8
                I'm going to have to do something similar early next month and am planning to stay there for about 3 days while I tackle a number of jobs to get the property ready for the tenant.

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                  #9
                  I have stay in a hotel overnight on business and the hotel asked for evidence, which was a letter from client.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by jase222 View Post
                    I have stay in a hotel overnight on business and the hotel asked for evidence, which was a letter from client.
                    That's interesting. Sounds like landlords would be foocked though, wouldn't we? What can we show the jobsworth?

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by JK0 View Post

                      That's interesting. Sounds like landlords would be foocked though, wouldn't we? What can we show the jobsworth?
                      Copy of the previous tenancy agreement? Letting advert? Pile of tools and bits?

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