Guidance on restarting house moves and viewings during lockdown
Late on Tuesday evening, 12th May, came the announcement that house moves and viewings could restart under amendments being made to the lockdown regulations.
As always with such announcements, the devil is in the detail.
Firstly, we must remember that we are still in the midst of a terrible pandemic which has led, so far, to the deaths of over 30,000 people in the UK alone. Coronavirus remains at large in communities across the UK and so this is not a “return to normal” by any means.
The Conveyancing Association has been at the forefront in liaising with residential and property professionals across the industry to formulate guidance to consumers on how home moves can take place while still fully complying with social distancing measures and Public Health guidance.
The guide delivers practical advice for all involved in the home moving process and focuses on physical contact points and times when professionals would need to enter private residential properties. It is well worth a read for anyone considering moving or putting their property on the market at the present time.
At Ridley & Hall, we have been working throughout the lockdown, via remote homeworking, to ensure our clients matters have been progressed and, where possible completed, in line with government regulations.
Understandably, this is a fast changing situation and guidance and regulations are continually being issued and updated.
For the latest news on what is and what is not permitted and to discuss any particular concerns you may have, please do not hesitate to contact one of our residential property team members below.