Moving home often means little contact between buyers and seller and most property are empty in between for a few days. All precuations must be followed and extra taken with keys etc.

Official: people told delay house moves plans “as far as possible”

Latest advice gives green light to existing house moves to be completed, and the use of tradespeople for property repairs and maintenance.

Nigel Lewis

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The government has clarified its position on house moves, advising that home buyers and renters should, as far as possible, delay moving home until the Coronavirus crisis has abated.

Estate agent will be relieved that the government has not implemented an outright ban, enabling ongoing transactions to be completed and fees collected.

The government says ongoing sales and rental house moves can proceed “if moving is unavoidable for contractual reasons and the parties are unable to reach an agreement to delay”.