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Property market re-opens today – Covid-19

From today, property viewings and moves are allowed, subject to physical distancing being observed. At the time of writing the guidance is being updated.

Newspapers report that Robert Jenrick, the communities secretary, said removal companies, conveyancers and estate agents could restart their businesses with immediate effect. He said the government estimated that more than 450,000 buyers and renters had been unable to progress their plans to move since March.

Mr Jenrick also said:

“Our clear plan will enable people to move home safely, covering each aspect of the sales and letting process from viewings to removals,” Jenrick said. “Our step-by-step plan is based on the latest guidance to ensure the safety and protection of everyone involved.

“This critical industry can now safely move forward, and those waiting patiently to move can now do so.”

This will come as welcome news to those with transactions on hold and those wishing to buy or sell a home.

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