Law Society offers guidance to lawyers and clients moving house during the Coronavirus lockdown
There has been much debate about who can and cannot move during the current Coronavirus lockdown. The Law Society have now produced some guidance on this topic.
Unsurprisingly the overall advice confirms that ‘prioritising the health of individuals and the public must be the priority’ and that ‘home moves into occupied properties should only take place where contracts have already been exchanged and it has proved impossible for the parties involved to agree a deferral’.
Where a property is already vacant, it seems the transaction can proceed, subject to everyone following the current advice from Public Health England and Public Health Wales.
At Ridley & Hall, we recognise that moving home can be a stressful and challenging time under normal circumstances and the current Coronavirus pandemic only adds to that. Each transaction is unique and this is why we are speaking with all of our clients to advise them about their options and to find the best solution for them. Where it is not currently possible for our clients to move, we are looking at ways to progress their transaction as far as we can, so that once the lockdown restrictions are gradually lifted, progress can be made.
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