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Wednesday 13th May 2020

Moving Home Latest - House moves and viewings can resume in England.

conveyancing solicitors exeter east devon villageHouse moves and viewings will be able to resume again in England from Wednesday 13th May, under new UK Government coronavirus rules. Click HERE to read the latest Government announcement (May 13th 2020).

The changes were contained in the updated lockdown regulations presented to Parliament on Tuesday. Buyers and renters had previously been urged to delay moving while the "stay at home" advice was in place.

Lockdown measures are being eased across England from Wednesday 13th May, after more than seven weeks of restrictions. The Government has set out plans to restart England's housing market, which has been in deep freeze since the coronavirus lockdown. Estate agents can now open, viewings can be carried out and removal firms and conveyancers can restart operations.

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said the changes must be carried out under social distancing and safety rules.
"Our clear plan will enable people to move home safely, covering each aspect of the sales and letting process, from viewings to removals."

"This critical industry can now safely move forward, and those waiting patiently to move can now do so." Mr Jenrick said.

Under the new lockdown regulations tabled by the Government, moving home will be allowed again, as will visiting estate agents and letting agents. Potential buyers and renters will also be allowed to visit show homes and view houses on the market to let or buy. Anyone who has already bought a new home will be able to visit it to prepare it for moving in.

Head of Property at Rundlewalker, Jenna Hamilton-Pursglove says:
"Here at Rundlewalker, we are fully prepared and equipped to process conveyancing transactions through to completion, professionally and efficiently, whilst continuing to comply with Government guidance including working from home where possible as previously. We have exchanged and completed on property sales and purchases for many clients during lockdown where circumstances have permitted."

If you are ready to move or have questions regarding your property transaction, or would like further information, please contact Jenna Hamilton-Pursglove on 01392 209204 or email

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This article is for general information only and does not constitute legal or professional advice. Please note that the law and Government advice may have changed since this article was published.