COVID-19 moving home guidance updated by UK Government

Following the move to Step 4 in the COVID-19 roadmap in England, the UK Government has updated its guidance for those working within the home buying and selling process and those moving home.

The information coincides with Propertymark’s best practice guidance and focusses on the following areas:

  • how businesses can mitigate risk
  • self-isolating and quarantine
  • managing uncertainty
  • clinically extremely vulnerable people
  • coming into close contact with other people
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On viewings, the UK Government advises to continue to recommend that buyers take advantage of any opportunities to view homes remotely before committing to view in person.

Additionally, sellers opening their home for viewings may want to place a cap on the number of visitors at any one time. 

For work carried out on properties, members of the public should ensure their homes are clean and safe before tradespeople enter. As of Monday 19 July, face coverings are no longer a legal requirement however it is still advised to wear one where possible. 

Estate agents have done a great job adapting and supporting home buyers and sellers throughout the pandemic and our message to members is to continue to follow steps that reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19. The UK Government’s Stamp Duty holiday is still in place until the end of September so there is continued activity in the market with consumers looking for ongoing support and guidance.
Timothy Douglas Policy and Campaigns Manager | Propertymark
Read the Government guidance