House moves and viewings can begin again in England

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The Government has issued new guidance for England that will allow house moves and viewings to begin again.

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.

Nicola Tubbs, a Partner and Head of Palmers residential conveyancing department, said: “The Government’s confirmation that those who have been waiting patiently to move, can now do can do so, is welcome news.

“Buyer and sellers will still be expected to carry out their move safely, observing the social distancing measures which still apply.

“Our conveyancing team have put in place robust measure to deal with conveyancing remotely and we are able to help ensure that house moves are now completed without undue further delay.”

To find out how our team of specialist solicitors can help you with your move, please contact us.

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