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In this three-minute read, we share four simple ways you can get your property ready for sale if you are thinking of moving when lockdown ends. And we share four things we're doing to continue serving our clients and to keep everyone as safe as possible.

As some sections of our society are slowly being 'unlocked' following Boris Johnson's address yesterday evening, there is some light beginning to be seen at the end of the tunnel.

The messages we've all heard from medical officers across the UK is that if we stay very mindful of the threat of Coronavirus, we can eventually defeat this awful disease.

We are awaiting a detailed report from the Government which is set to be released today at 2pm and should clarify some of the questions people thinking of moving may have. We'll be issuing an update around this tomorrow.

We can't rush this, the lockdown is a phased process, as outlined yesterday and everyone still has an essential part to play.

We are receiving more and more enquiries from people thinking about selling when this all ends.

The good news is there are some simple things you can do to get ahead and prepare, should you want to sell and move in the future.

How to (virtually) make the most of life under lockdown in Cheltenham.

Are these virtual gatherings the new normal in Cheltenham for the foreseeable future?

Life under lockdown and respecting social distancing guidelines needn’t mean you have no social life as this 2-minute read explains.

Across Cheltenham people are getting creative and using technology in several ways to come together during a time when for the good of us all, we’re keeping apart.

Human beings are naturally social animals (some less than others you might say) so being able to keep a connection with colleagues, friends and family is healthy for us. Especially during anxious times like these.

And as Cheltenham went under lockdown people have used technology to stay in touch.

Below are four ideas and links, to help you make the most of life under lockdown and bringing those close to you together – virtually.

In this two-minute read, we look at the ways technology could shape our homes after the lockdown and beyond.

Before the Coronavirus outbreak, there was a debate around whether the technology was good or bad for society.

But thanks to online home-schooling helping our children, video conferencing allows us to communicate with colleagues and Facetiming meaning we can stay in virtual touch with relatives the debate has waned. And technology has been embraced by more people than ever.

Below are five ways futurologists (people who look at future trends) are predicting our homes may change once the lockdown ends and the 'new normal' begins.

In this two-minute read, we share five resources which landlords may find helpful during the extended lockdown period.

It’s a bewildering time for most people.

Although Cook Residential is a sales-only agency, we’re working hard to help keep landlords and tenants across Cheltenham well informed.

Following the initial shock since lockdown was announced last month, the situation has calmed down, but we’re still monitoring it daily.

We’ve sourced four websites and articles you might find helpful during lockdown.

In this 2-minute read, we discover some DIY disasters and why it pays to use professionals.

The Do it Yourself industry in the UK is valued at around £7billion a year.

But according to a survey from consumer champion Which? DIYers are worth considerably more to tradespeople who are called in to rectify and repair some of the calamities left behind by household ‘Have a go’ heroes.

Check out these horror shows as reported by Which? Trusted Traders.

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