Following the recent government announcement of changes affecting the housing market, as restrictions are eased, professionals and the public will need to follow the new guidelines for moving house*.
These changes however are subject to all persons involved in the process of moving house, continuing to observe Covid-19 social distancing and safety requirements. The updated guidance states that people who wish to move home can now do so. However this must be done with the utmost care going into the next phase.
The amended guidance states:
This document does not represent a return to normality. The process of finding and moving into a new home will need to be different given those involved in the process will have to adapt practices and procedures to ensure that the risk of spread of coronavirus is reduced as far as possible. This will include doing more of the process online, such as virtual initial viewings; vacating your current property whilst other people are shown around; and ensuring your property is thoroughly cleaned before someone else moves in.
*Please note – guidance may be subject to change, please monitor the gov.uk website for updates.