I was planning on moving homes when the lockdown and moving restrictions started…
The past few weeks have brought a lot of disruption to our everyday lives. So what does COVID-19 mean for you if you were planning on moving homes at this time?
Here’s a quick guide to moving homes during the current COVID-19 outbreak.
During these difficult times, everyone should be familiar with government guidelines created to control the spread of disease.
The main two guidelines are:
- Avoiding personal contact with others, limiting outings to what’s necessary
- And stepping up strict hygiene measures.
What should I do if I am buying a house during the coronavirus outbreak?
The government has made clear that buyers and sellers should delay moving house to limit the spread of the virus considering that you are housed and not in an essential move.
When it comes to moving homes, the main recommendation is to be flexible and patient.
Adapt your plans as new guidelines are published
Because the situation changes day by day, it’s important to be ready to adapt your plans as new guidelines are published.
If you have doubts, talk to your Estate Agent. Although their physical branches will be closed, many of them are working from home and can be reached by phone or email.
You can also call us on 020 8368 7779 for moving advice during this COVID-19 current situation.
Should I pull out of a real estate transaction?
For now, there’s no need to do that. But it’s advisable to postpone your moving date until stay-at-home restrictions are lifted. If you have already signed a contract, speak to the other party and try to reach an agreement on how to best delay the moving date.
So what should I do if I need to move house?
If moving homes is absolutely essential and you’re moving into a vacant home, you may be able to carry on. In this case, make sure you follow the guidelines compiled by Rogers Removals according to Public Health England.
Of course, having people visit your home is a no-go, and that includes surveyors too.
That’s why we’ve created a contactless home survey to tackle the current situation.
Are removal teams allowed to operate?
Our home removals estimate services continue to work as usual.
We are inviting everyone looking to move in the upcoming months to use our video survey service to avoid further delays due to high demand once the restrictions are lifted.
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