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Moving House during Covid-19 – Coronavirus Update

Moving House Covid-19

Moving house during Covid-19 – The Government has announced that house moves in England can resume from today, Wednesday 13th May 2020, subject to all parties involved in the move practising social distancing.  

What changes have the Government introduced?

On the 26th March, the Government announced that all moving house during Covid-19 should be delayed where possible. These regulations have been updated to confirm that you may leave your home in order to visit estate or letting agents, to view residential properties, to prepare a residential property to move in to or sell and to move home.  

Can I now agree on a completion date on my sale/purchase?

Yes, a completion date can now be agreed. We appreciate that the last 7 weeks have been a stressful time for parties in the process of moving house with all of the uncertainties, but from today we can agree on completion dates. Removal companies have been advised that they can return to work and Estate Agents can also reopen their offices.

Can I now market my property and allow viewings?

If you are looking to market your property for sale or let, or it is already up for sale or let, then you can now allow viewings subject to all parties being able to follow government guidelines on social distancing. We recommend that you speak to your estate or letting agent to discuss the best way to achieve this.  

If you are thinking of moving home or your property is up for sale contact our conveyancing team for the very latest advice. 

For more information, find our conveyancing solictors or email enquiries@hibberts.com

Claire Dobson

Partner & Head of Conveyancing

Claire completed her LLB Honours Degree in Law from at the University of Liverpool and qualified as a solicitor in 2009. Claire moved to Hibberts in 2009 and became a Partner in 2018.Claire specialises in all residential property matters including:
  • Sales
  • Purchases
  • Transfers of equity
  • New builds
  • Retirement apartments
  • Shared ownerships
  • Re-mortgages
She is keen to ensure that every client feels they are kept fully informed and feel assured that their matter is progressing to their expected timescale.