Date Published 05 November 2020
The Government has unveiled the public health regulations following overwhelming approval in Parliament yesterday (516 votes to 38) and the regulations, which came into effect at midnight today, specifically state that activities relating to our Estate Agency sector are allowed to continue, under ‘Exceptions To Leaving Home'.
The regulations say individuals may leave home to undertake any of the following activities in connection with the purchase, sale, letting or rental of a residential property:
(i) visiting estate or letting agents, developer sales offices or show homes;
(ii) viewing residential properties to look for a property to buy or to rent;
(iii) preparing a residential property to move in;
(iv) moving house;
(v) visiting a residential property to undertake any activities required for the rental or sale of that property.
Hopefully this clears up once and for all some of the uncertainties and reassures Home Movers that for the time being at least, its still all systems go.