You Can Now Move House As The Housing Market Comes Out Of Lockdown

Published: 14/05/2020

Good news! The housing market has come out of lockdown in England! But what does this mean exactly? We take a look.

The recent government regulations on Covid-19 that were announced, came into effect on Wednesday 13 May 2020, which means those who were wanting to view properties and complete purchases can now do so, with estate agents opening, conveyancing services to continue as normal and removal firms to help with house moves.

It was recently reported that an estimated 450,000 buyers and renters had to put their plans on hold during the lockdown, so this will be welcome news as their original plans can now resume.

However, while the housing market looks to get back to some form of normality, those looking to move to a new house are being encouraged to continue doing their property searching online and only visit a property they are seriously considering moving to. When visiting, social distancing rules should be followed and you should avoid touching surfaces.

Meanwhile, the property markets in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland remain shut. Home viewings are not permitted under lockdown regulations and their land registries are either running a reduced service or not registering transactions.

How we can help:

We previously provided an update for all brokers and clients to advise that during these difficult and uncertain times, we are still available and ready to help with any conveyancing and remortgage needs.

If you’re now looking to complete a purchase or sale, then be sure to check out the various deals with have that can help with your conveyancing needs, such as our combined sale & purchase deal or buy-to-let discounts. Elsewhere, if you’re looking to remortgage your home then we also have a brilliant cashback remortgage deal and recently reintroduced our capped bridge remortgage deal.

The latest government advice can be found here.

Who are GWlegal?

GWlegal are a property solicitors based in Liverpool, specialising in buying or selling, remortgage, declaration of trust, bridging and buy-to-let landlords.

If you have a legal matter you wish to discuss don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can call us on 0345 373 3737 email us with your question.

Who are GWlegal? We’re a national firm with local values.

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