17 November, 2020
The government have confirmed the property market can continue despite Lockdown 2. How is the property market fairing during these uncertain times?
The Government says -
'You can still move home. People outside your household or support bubble should not help with moving house unless absolutely necessary.
Estate and letting agents and removals firms can continue to work and people looking to move home can continue to undertake viewings.
Follow the national guidance on moving home safely, which includes advice on social distancing and wearing a face covering.'
The above information is outlined on the Government website under 'New National Restrictions from 5 November'.
The FMB - Federation of Master Builders, HBF - Home Builders Federation and MHCLG - Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government published the following statement earlier this week signed by Chief Executive at FMB Brian Berry, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick and HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley. Click here to view.
The statement emphasises 'the housing industry's determination to keep building, repairing, buying and selling the homes our country needs has been a crucial part of the economic response to COVID-19.' They say buying, renting and selling homes can still resume in a Covid safe way.
It also includes useful links to - Moving home, working in other people's homes and building works, Building and construction and Building Safety Remediation Work.
Overall, this is a positive outlook on the property market and encouraging for buyers, sellers and renters.
For more information contact Scarlett Ash in our Housing & Regeneration department via email or phone on 0333 207 1130. Alternatively send any question through to Forbes Solicitors via our online Contact Form.