Guidance on restarting house moves and viewings during lockdown

This is a guest blog by Ridley & Hall Solicitors. Ridley & Hall is an award-winning firm of solicitors, based in Yorkshire, but with a national reputation. The company was one of the first firms in the country to gain accreditation in the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme, meeting the highest possible standards for the residential conveyancing process.

Sheards has collaborated with Ridley & Hall for a number of years, including the recent new landlord open day and the Property Tax Pitfalls Connection18 event. More information about the event can be found here.

The English property market was one of the first industries to reopen once it was confirmed that the UK is past the peak of the COVID pandemic, meaning that house moves and viewings can now take place despite the nation still being in lockdown, with the provision that social distancing measures can still be implemented.

As always with such announcements, the devil is in the detail.

Firstly, we must remember that we are still in the midst of a terrible pandemic which has led so far, to the deaths of many in the UK alone. Coronavirus remains at large in communities across the UK and so this is not a “return to normal” by any means.

The Conveyancing Association has been at the forefront in liaising with residential and property professionals across the industry to formulate guidance to consumers on how home moves can take place while still fully complying with social distancing measures and Public Health guidance.

The guide delivers practical advice for all involved in the home moving process and focuses on physical contact points and times when professionals would need to enter private residential properties. It is well worth a read for anyone considering moving or putting their property on the market at the present time.

At Ridley & Hall, we have been working throughout the lockdown, via remote home working, to ensure our client's matters have been progressed and, where possible completed, in line with government regulations. Understandably, this is a fast-changing situation and guidance and regulations are continually being issued and updated.

Get in touch with the team here.

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