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.
Although the situation is constantly changing, and many people have postponed plans to move where possible, there are still options if you need to move during this period.
The Independent outlined some of the circumstances under which you can still move home. For instance, if you’re a tenant or new owner moving into a vacant property, you should still be able to go ahead.
Jeremy Leaf, an estate agent in north London and former chairman of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), told the news provider that although people hunting for new homes have had to put the brakes on their plans, those who already had a transaction in progress are predominantly moving forward.
“Everything we had in the pipeline has gone forward to exchange and completion so far, other than where people have been made redundant or faced a serious downturn in their prospects,” he stated.
When it comes to moving day, the government advice is that the removals team must be able to complete the move safely, following the social distancing and hygiene protocols demanded at present.
If your removal date is after the current lockdown is due to end, it’s best to be as prepared as you can. One of the things you can do while you’re stuck at home more than usual is use the time to declutter, giving you (and your movers) fewer things to take from your old property to your new one.
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