One interesting development arising as a result of the pandemic and lockdown restrictions keeping us all at home for four months or so is that many people are now keen to move house, with 24 per cent saying they’re considering relocating in the next couple of years.
For first-time buyers, everything about finding and buying your perfect can be difficult. Thankfully, there are many apps that are designed for property hunters to make the process a little less stressful, while providing a wealth of information to help you find and move into your ideal new home.
When planning to relocate, it’s important to research an area well before committing to a house purchase, as you’ll need to make sure it’s the right place for you… and a big part of that will involve looking into stats on the likes of crime, so you know your choice of location is safe for you.
The property market was one of the many industries that was forced to shut down during the coronavirus pandemic, with estate agents unable to show viewers around homes, removal companies unable to work, and conveyancers unable to carry out surveys.
With the government announcing an easing of the lockdown restrictions in England earlier in May, people have been starting to get back to what could be considered a more normal life.
The UK property market is currently in the state of limbo thanks to coronavirus, as homeowners cannot have viewers around to look at their residence and buyers cannot get conveyancers to do standard checks so they can move forward with the purchase. However, prior to the pandemic, recent figures have shown the sector was faring rather well.
With the lockdown in the UK extended until at least 7 May, anyone who was planning to move home in the coming weeks may be wondering whether they’ll still be able to get into their new abode.
If you’re hoping to move home in the coming months, your plans may have slowed down due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still be doing things to prepare for your change of abode.
Relocating your business will always be a big undertaking, so it’s important to look at ways in which you can minimise the stress of it all before you start packing up your office into cardboard boxes.