Can I move home during the coronavirus lockdown?
November 13, 2020
UK property market remains open during second lockdown
Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick, has confirmed you will still be able to move house despite the new lockdown in England.
Please be aware that government guidelines, in respect to social distancing, still apply while moving. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (however mild), or you have received a positive test result, you must immediately self-isolate for at least 10 days, from when your symptoms started. If you are contractually committed, you should seek to delay your move until all members of your household have finished their self-isolation periods.
In the event this happens, we will attempt to make arrangements for completion dates to be changed. This will only apply if we haven’t already agreed a COVID-19 clause in the contract. Prior to exchange, we will advise you of the issues you need to consider. Rest assured, we will do everything we can to help you through any unforeseen difficulties and into your new home.
Our offices are COVID-secure and remain open to our staff, although some are continuing to work from home. Please note that our offices are closed to all visitors. Our solicitors, conveyancers, and support teams are available via telephone and email, and we can also arrange for video conferencing.
We will update you as the situation and government advice continues to evolve.
Thank you for your patience and support throughout these difficult circumstances. We are here to support you by continuing to provide the best quality and value legal services during these unprecedented times.
The partners and staff of Marsons Solicitors
The information contained in this article is intended for general guidance only. It provides useful information but it is not a substitute for obtaining legal advice as the articles do not take into account specific circumstances. So do please Contact US for legal advice on the issues raised.