Second Lockdown: Can I still move house?

On 31st October, the Prime Minister announced that the country would go into a second lockdown for at least four weeks, starting on Thursday 5th November.

On 1st November, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick confirmed that, unlike in the first lockdown, the housing market would remain open for this period.

This means that, providing everyone follows appropriate Covid safety measures:

  • Renters and homeowners can move house;
  • Removal firms, tradespeople and estate agents can operate;
  • Property transactions can continue.

All parties should take necessary steps to protect themselves and others. This may include attending virtual property viewings, vacating the property whilst a viewing is taking place and cleaning the property after each viewing.

At Crane & Staples, our offices remain closed to the public and we are working from home, with a reduced number of staff in the office when required.

Our Property team are working hard to ensure our clients’ transactions continue as smoothly as possible.

Please get in touch with us if you have any concerns about whether the second lockdown will affect your move.