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House moves and viewings begin again in England

The Government has issued new guidance for England that allowed house moves and viewings to begin again from 13 May 2020.

Under the previous Government guidance, buyers and renters had been asked to delay moving home and estate agents had been asked not to conduct viewings while the “stay at home” advice was in place.

However, under the Government’s new updated lockdown regulations, viewings and moves will be allowed as long as social distancing guidelines are observed.

The rule change allows potential homebuyers and renters to visit homes, while anyone who has already bought a home but delayed their move, will be allowed to move in.

It is thought that more than 373,000 property sales have been frozen due to the crisis and it is now hoped that many of these can go ahead.

The Government confirmed that those waiting patiently to move can do so as long as it is carried out safely within the current rules.

Click here to read the official Government guidance

Those looking to buy or sell homes in England should seek legal advice from a conveyancing solicitor before doing so. To find out how our experienced and specialist Residential Conveyancing team can help you with your move, please contact us today.

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Jackie Prior

Jackie Prior

Associate Director – Head of Residential Conveyancing
I have specialised in residential conveyancing for more than 30 years, working my way from an office junior, progressing to a paralegal and qualifying as a solicitor in 2001.

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