The ban was replicated from the country’s first lockdown, under which no viewings were allowed either. But, this time around, representatives of the market said that the decrees governing the new lockdown were ambiguous on the subject of on-site viewings.
The new regulation means that landlords or realtors will no longer be able to give the customary tour of a property. They can be present on the day of the viewing but must wait outside.
“We want to avoid as many interpersonal contacts as possible and having people meet in closed or small spaces where they cannot respect social distancing,” Verlinden told VRT.
“Virtual tours can of course still be organised, if a [property manager] wants to make it possible to view a building without a physical visit,” she said.