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Scotland - home moves to be permitted from 29 June

As announced on 19 June, the Scottish Government’s phased exit plan has moved into Phase Two and will be introduced in stages and whilst it is not a return to normal, house moves will be permitted.

The Route Map published on 21 May showed the Scottish Government is gradually lifting lockdown restrictions step-by-step, with specific criteria required in order to progress further.

Guidance and resources

From 29 June, the public are able to move home or conduct activities connected with the purchase, sale, letting or rental of a residential property. This includes:

  • Visiting your estate or letting agent’s office.
  • Property viewings.
  • Preparing a property to move in to.
  • Visiting a property in relation to the sale or rental of that property, for example removing furniture or to check the model of the boiler.
  • Moving home.

Your agent will also need to prepare their office and update their procedures to ensure customers are safe and the guidelines are followed. This could include:

  • Limiting visitors to the office by appointment only.
  • Keeping a record of visitors for the Government’s test and trace process.
  • Ensure that a physical distance of at least 2 metres is in place where possible.
  • Routinely washing hands and ensuring that surfaces are disinfected regularly.

It remains important that you continue to follow all health and safety guidance and that you work with your estate or letting agent to carry out your home move carefully.

The full Government guidance for Scotland can be found here:

Full guidance

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