5 January 2021

Moving house in the lockdown

By Nic Sheldrake, property director, Hayes + Storr.

On Monday night everyone in England was ordered to stay at home until mid-February under new lockdown rules. Non-essential shops have been told they must temporarily close together with lots of other UK businesses. But what are the rules on moving house during the lockdown?

If you’re in the middle of buying or selling a house or thinking about moving, the good news is that you can still move during the lockdown. Here’s a guide to the new rules:

  • Solicitors, estate agents and removal firms can continue to operate
  • You are allowed to view properties
  • People outside your household or support bubble should not help with moving house unless absolutely necessary
  • You should follow national guidance on moving home safely, which includes advice on social distancing, letting in fresh air and wearing a face covering

Although our office doors may be closed at present, Hayes + Storr will remain open throughout the lockdown and we can advise you on every aspect of buying or selling a property. Call an office near you to speak to a specialist or to arrange a telephone appointment:

Fakenham office: 01328 863231
Holt: 01263 712835
King’s Lynn: 01553 778900
Sheringham: 01263 825959
Swaffham: 01760 724424

Our offices are open Monday to Friday between 9am-5pm as usual.

This article is for general information only and does not constitute legal or professional advice. Please note that the law may have changed since this article was published.