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Can You Move House During Lockdown?

February 03rd 2021

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The short answer is: Yes!

Despite national lockdown measures, buyers and renters in the UK are still allowed to move home. Here, we explain the latest rules for anyone who’s thinking about moving in the coming months.


1. Can I put my home on the market during lockdown?

Yes you can. The housing market remains open, so you can continue to put your home on the market and search for a new property yourself. 


2. Can house viewings still go ahead?

Yes – as long as they’re arranged by appointment and accompanied by an agent, in-person viewings are still allowed. As you would expect, social distancing measures should be adopted and face coverings must be worn (unless exempt). You should also make sure to wash your hands and avoid touching any surfaces. 

The government also advises that no more than two households are present inside the property at any one time – this includes the agent accompanying the party. 


3. Are removal firms still operating?

Yes – most removal firms are still operating, and moving vans are still available to rent. We suggest getting in touch with companies to find out about their operational procedures before you book.


4. Can a friend or relative help me move?

If removal firms are unavailable, one other household can help you move your belongings as long as social distancing measures are in place. 


5. Can tradespeople still complete work on my home?

Yes. If you move into a new property that requires repair work, this can still go ahead. As you would expect, social distancing guidelines should be followed at all times. 


Let Abode help you get moving

If you’re ready to make the move, Abode are on hand to help you every step of the way. 

As one of the leading estate agents in Liverpool, our friendly and efficient team can guide you through the process of selling your current home, buying a new property and everything in between. 

Fill in one of our easy online forms to enquire, or get in touch directly with our Crosby, Allerton or Formby branches today.  

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