If we’re honest it was only a question of when and not if we went into a 2nd national lockdown, what’s breaking news is in fact that the housing market will remain open over the new four-week lockdown period. This was confirmed in a tweet by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick, advising the same guidelines should be followed as the guidance given back in August.
The current government guidelines can be found here.
So, can you still move home?
As in stands the answer is yes, but the Gov.uk official advice states “It may become necessary to pause all home moves locally or nationally for a short period of time to manage the spread of time to manage the spread of corona virus”. Estate agents and other businesses such as removal companies have been told they can remain open as long as they follow the correct Covid advice.
- The mortgage holiday will no longer end and we’ll be given more information about this on the upcoming days.
- Tradesman such as plumbers and electricians can still come into your property and carry out work.
Tier 3 restrictions that were due to come into play will no longer come into effect and the whole of the country will be under the same guidelines and restrictions.
Here at Peregrine Property, we will keep you updated, if you're unsure in the latest rules and guidance be sure to get in touch.