COVID-19 – How does the latest lockdown news affect me?

Moving house COVID-19

As of Thursday 5th November 2020 England is entering a second national lockdown due to last until 2nd December 2020.

We appreciate that this news may raise questions about how the latest lockdown will impact the housing market.

 

England

The current guidance allows the housing market in England to remain open throughout the lockdown period.  The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government has tweeted that ‘the housing market will remain open through this period’.  In his tweet, he said that:

  •     •  Renters & homeowners will be able to move
  •     •  Removal firms and estate agents can operate
  •     •  Construction sites can and should continue
  •     •  Tradespeople will be able to enter people’s homes
  •     •  But all must follow the COVID safety guidance

 

Wales

During the firebreak period, moving home is still permitted in Wales if the planned move cannot be delayed until after 9th November, when the Welsh firebreak is due to end

 

Changes to what is permissible

We are keeping a close eye on what is and is not permissible and will make every effort to update our news feed with the effects of any guidance. Should you wish to keep abreast of changes that may affect you and your conveyance the following pages may be of assistance:-

Up to date information in Wales
Postcode checker for restrictions in England
General COVID-19 updates

 

How should I contact you during this lockdown?

We endeavour to keep abreast of all relevant changes and will provide updates as to how the Government’s guidance may impact the housing market via our news section.

Updates specific to our customers’ personal transactions will be provided via the MyCase App.  We endeavour to respond to all messages sent via the MyCase App within 24 hours of receiving them.  We kindly ask for patience during this period due to a significantly higher demand.

If your enquiry is urgent, please telephone us and one of our property lawyers will address any urgent matters with you.

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