Moving House – Latest Guidance Eases Misery for Home Buyers


Moving House – Latest Guidance Eases Misery for Home Buyers

With the government publishing new information this week, that eases restrictions for people in the process of buying or selling a property, we are ready to ensure our clients can move as soon as possible.

We have kept our Property Department active, whilst many conveyancing firms have shut down completely during lockdown, and so all of our client files are in a position to proceed.

If you find yourself with a firm that has delayed the process, or have stopped working altogether, then please give us a call. We are here to help and our excellent remote working facilities mean we can work for you with the same ease as before.

The full government guidance, updated on 13 May 2020, can be found at the link below. The key points are:

Preparing to buy or sell a home

You can now put your home on the market and start to look for properties you want to move into. If any member of the household being viewed is showing symptoms or is self-isolating then estate agents should not physically visit the property.

When moving

  • People are free to move home, however the process of finding and moving into a new home is likely to be different
  • People who have coronavirus or are self-isolating with their family members should not leave their home to either move home, or undertake property viewings
  • Anyone involved in any aspect of the home moving process should practice social distancing in line with public health advice.
  • When moving between properties, you and those in your household should try to do as much of the packing yourself as you can. Where this is not possible, you should speak to removal firms in advance.

Full government guidance can be found at the link below and should be read before embarking on your house move.

Call our Property Department on 01420 558296 if you need any help, support or advice or for an instant conveyancing estimate.

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