Advice – Exchanged properties – COVID-19

Last night we finally got some guidance on the moving process for those people that have already exchanged contracts.

  • If parties have already committed to moving home and they cannot amicably agree alternative dates then they may go ahead.
  • Vacant property moves can continue as normal.
  • UK Finance have confirmed that all mortgage lenders are working to find ways to enable customers who have exchanged contracts to extend their mortgage offer for up to three months to enable them to move at a later date.
  • In the new emergency enforcement powers that the police have been given to respond to coronavirus, there is an exemption for critical home moves, in the event that a new date is unable to be agreed.
  • Government guidelines need to be followed.

Removals Firms:

  • Removers should honour their existing commitments, where it is clear that the move can be done safely for the client and their own staff and it is clear that the moving date cannot be moved.
  • Removers should follow the latest Government guidance which currently (26 March 2020) states that work carried out in people’s homes can continue, provided the tradesperson is well and has no symptoms or coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • Government guidelines need to be followed.

Government guidelines:

  • It is important to ensure Government guidelines are followed, including maintaining a 2 metre distance from others, and washing their hands with soap and water often for at least 20 seconds (or using hand sanitiser gel if soap and water is not available).
  • No work should be carried out by a person who has coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, however mild.

Stay safe everyone.


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