‘We bought a house during lockdown without seeing it first. Was it a good idea?’

The property market is being thawed out from its deep freeze, and surveys, valuations and house viewings can all begin again, while estate agents can reopen their offices under social distancing guidelines.

But for some buyers it will make no difference; they were moving full steam ahead in lockdown anyway.

Delyth Morris and her partner Daniel Gravelle, both 32, have had an offer accepted on their dream home that they have never stepped foot in – and even took part in a bidding war.

The second-hand, four-bedroom house in Cardiff was on the market for £300,000 with estate agent Jeffrey

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