The Government has issued new guidance for sales and purchases of property to enable these to go ahead in line with social distancing requirements. The new guidance can be accessed on the Government website. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/government-advice-on-home-moving-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

New regulations have been brought in to make clear that people who wish to move home can do so. However, consideration must be given in how to protect yourself against the spread of the Virus especially where properties have been occupied as these properties would need to be deep cleaned prior to occupation and also what would happen in the event that after exchange of contracts but before completion of the transaction someone in the chain contracts the Corona Virus and is unable to move because they must self-isolate.

Tassells can and will be assisting those clients that wish to move in order to establish the safest option available.

 

Please be aware that the current guidance could change again quickly. The Government guidance states that it may also become necessary to pause all home moves for a short period of time to manage the spread of the coronavirus and that the current information is dependent on the outbreak staying under control.