In these unprecedented times, the whole country is having to adapt to a new, albeit temporary way of life. Every industry across the country has been affected by COVID-19" />
Published: 27th March 2020
In these unprecedented times, the whole country is having to adapt to a new, albeit temporary way of life. Every industry across the country has been affected by COVID-19 in some form, and the property industry is having to adapt daily to these challenges.
With the latest government announcement detailing the do’s and don’ts for homebuyers and sellers during this pandemic, Indlu Estate Agents would like to share some pointers and useful information to those asking ‘Can I still move house during lockdown?’ and ‘Will my property sale complete during Covid-19’.
There are some guidelines to follow, however the main priority right now is to follow the social distancing rules to keep everyone safe:
“There is no need to pull out of transactions, but we all need to ensure we are following guidance to stay at home and away from others at all times, including the specific measures for those who are presenting symptoms, self-isolating or shielding. Prioritising the health of individuals and the public must be the priority.
Where the property being moved into is vacant, then you can continue with this transaction although you should follow the guidance in this document on home removals.
Where the property is currently occupied, we encourage all parties to do all they can to amicably agree alternative dates to move, for a time when it is likely that stay-at-home measures against coronavirus (COVID-19) will no longer be in place.”
Indlu have already put robust practices into place to ensure the handover of freshly cleaned keys etc without any social interaction. This enables permitted property transactions to still proceed to exchange and completion whilst keeping everyone involved safe.
You can read the full details of the government advice here. Your solicitor and estate agent can also advise you where possible throughout the process.
If you would like to discuss your property needs further, please do not hesitate to contact the Indlu team on 0161 537 2727 or firstname.lastname@example.org.