Despite most of England being Tier 4 restrictions, the government have confirmed that renters and homeowners can still move home anywhere in the country.
However, the government have warned that the rules can change on moving home should cronavirus cases continue to soar.
The current government guidance states, at the time of writing, “The housing market in England will remain open in all four tiers.
“This means that people looking to move home will be able to both continue with planned moves and view new properties to move into in the future.
“Estate and lettings agents, removers, valuers and people in sales and lettings offices and show homes will be able to continue working.”
However, on the government website, it does warn of changes that could be made overnight. It reads, “It may become necessary to pause all home moves locally or nationally for a short period of time to manage the spread of coronavirus.
“We will let you know if this needs to happen.”
The Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said on Twitter, “Renters & homeowners will be able to move; Removal firms and estate agents can operate; Construction sites can and should continue; Tradespeople will be able to enter homes.
“But all must follow the Covid safety guidance.”
The guidance on house viewings states that no more than one household, with the exception of the estate agent can be in the property for a viewing, and open house viewing are currently banned.
Virtual viewings are recommended which offers you full protection from the safety of your own home.