Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of a national lockdown in England, some people are uncertain about whether if this will affect their house moving plans. Although there are restrictions in place, people are still able to move home. Under these restrictions, it means that those outside of the household or support bubble should not help with the moving unless it is absolutely necessary.
Letting agents, estate agents, and removal firms are still able to continue working and those who are looking to move home, can still go to property viewings. It’s essential that people still follow the national guidance on moving home safely during lockdown, which includes advice on social distancing, letting fresh air in, and wearing face coverings. For more information about the national lockdown, please visit this page.
For Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon had also announced a lockdown. Advice from the Scottish Government states that people are able to leave their home for activities in connection with moving home (this includes viewing a property), or for activities in connection with the maintenance, purchase, sale, letting, or rental of a residential property that the person owns or is otherwise responsible for.
About Stuart Mosley
Stuart Mosley (CeFA, CeMap, CLTM) founded SJ Financial Solutions in June 2005 having spent 12 years with big corporates such as Halifax and Santander. He felt the personal touch and straight speaking was missing from financial and mortgage advice services and set up SJ Financial Solutions to change this.
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