However, Property Industry Eye has reported that government ministers have said they may have to do more if the current restrictions do not curb the spike in COVID-19 cases, and impose a ban on house moves in England. For the time being, at least, you can continue to plan your move.
A government spokesman said: “Estate and letting agents and removals firms can continue to work. If you are looking to move, you can go to property viewings.”
It has been reiterated that people moving home or seeking out a new one should adhere to the guidelines published by the government on moving home safely.
The national guidance, published in December with the introduction of the tier system and includes advice on social distancing, letting fresh air in, and wearing a face covering, says: “The housing market in England will remain open in all tiers.
“This means people looking to move home will be able to both continue with planned moves and view new properties to move into in the future. Estate and lettings agents, removers, valuers and people in sales and lettings offices and show homes will be able to continue working.”
You can continue to put your home on the market and look for homes to buy or rent, and estate agents can visit your home to take photos and videos of your property, and you can start yo gather all the documentation necessary to sell your property.
The Government recommends you carry out initial property searches online, and only visit a property in person when you are seriously considering making an offer on it.
If you wish to buy a new-build property, you should contact the developer. You should be able to make an appointment to view the showhome or visit the plot you are interested in purchasing.
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