Latest lockdown rules on buying, selling, and moving home

The government has announced that buying, selling and letting activities can continue during the new lockdown in England.

New stricter measures have been introduced across England until at least mid-February, prime minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday night.

The latest lockdown comes amid a sharp rise in coronavirus cases all over the country, with the NHS at risk of being overwhelmed.

In a dramatic escalation in the fight against Covid-19, the PM ordered the closure of all schools and non-essential shops for at least the next six weeks.

But renters and homeowners in England will still be able to move and removal firms, as well as estate agents, can still operate by going inside homes. Basically, all associated activities can continue as before, as long as they adhere to Covid safety guidance, which includes social distancing and wearing a face covering.

However, while people are still permitted to move home, those outside an individual bubble should not help with moving property unless absolutely necessary, according to the latest government guidance.

Government advice on moving home:

You can still move home. People outside your household or support
bubble should not help with moving house unless absolutely necessary.

Estate and letting agents and removals firms can continue to work. If you
are looking to move, you can go to property viewings.

Follow the national guidance on moving home safely, which includes
advice on social distancing, letting fresh air in, and wearing a face

You can view the full government guidance for the lockdown in England by clicking here.

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One Comment

  1. Countrybumpkin

    Can someone please announce that anyone visiting their home (in this case agents or buyers) that it is law for the owner or occupier and any household members to wear a mask whilst this visit takes place.

    How many of us wear masks and the vendor does not or doesn’t want to or tells us not to bother “they haven’t been out”…


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