Moving home in tier 5
Moving home in tier 5 will be possible in England, following confirmation that the property market will remain open during the third national lockdown.
Housing market to remain open in tier 5
Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced a new fifth tier late last night, immediately putting England into a third national lockdown.
Whilst the third lockdown will be very similar to the first, the property market will continue to operate during this time.
With estate and letting agents and removal firms remaining open, moving home in tier 5 will therefore still be possible. But with the following safety measures in place:
- House viewings can take place, but initial viewings should be done virtually where possible
- A face covering must be worn by all persons present during a physical property viewing, unless they are exempt
- You should avoid touching surfaces and other people’s belongings during property viewings
- If you develop any coronavirus symptoms, you should cancel your appointment and isolate immediately
- People outside your household or support bubble should not help you to move home unless it is necessary.
John Foster, Managing Director, Fosters Financial said: “Following the first call to work from home in March 2020, we have completely changed the way we do business.
As we can operate in a safe manner, we expect to see no disruption to our services and will therefore continue to assist our customers in moving home in tier 5.”
Information correct as of 5 January 2021. To see the latest government advice on moving home during the coronavirus outbreak, please visit the government’s website.