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Housing market can reopen

13th May 2020

The Housing Secretary has announced the housing market can reopen, re-starting the housing market in line with social distancing advice.

Today there will be a change to the regulations on moving home, removing the previous stipulation that homes moves can only happen where reasonably necessary. Anyone in England can now move home if they follow new guidance.

Key points

**Updated** Guidance on home moving during the coronavirus

The guidance, ‘Government advice on home moving during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak’ (13 May 2020) contains advice for agents, movers and removal companies. It comes with the caveat that it may also become necessary to pause all home moves for a short period of time to manage the spread of the coronavirus.



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