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.
One of the changes to the government guidance issued for England is that it’s now possible to move home, provided that the health guidance is followed.
So, what does this mean in practice? Where the law under the full lockdown meant that you were only allowed to move home if you had “reasonable grounds”, it’s now possible for any renter or buyer to move home.
In terms of the house hunting process, people are being encouraged to do as much of this online as possible. That includes having virtual house viewings where possible and making sure that you vacate your property when other people are being shown around.
Removal firms are allowed to operate and will have strict hygiene practices in place to minimise the chances of the virus spreading.
Simple steps that people can take are to make sure they maintain a safe distance of two metres from people from outside of their household, and that they regularly wash their hands. Deep cleaning the property you’re leaving is also advised, while you should also carry out a deep clean of the home you’re moving into.
Homes & Property recently shared the findings of research conducted by Savills, which found that four in ten people are now more inclined to choose a home in a countryside location than they were before the Covid-19 pandemic.
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