Property update: On Tuesday 12th May, amendments were made to the written guidelines issued after The Prime Minister’s announcement on Sunday, giving the go ahead to viewings, property appraisals and house moves, all subject to social distancing regulations.

From today, 13th May 2020 anyone in England can
move home if they follow new guidance published by Housing Secretary Robert
Jenrick.

Since lockdown restrictions were implemented in March, more
than 450,000 people have been unable to progress their plans to move house.

The government has amended the coronavirus (COVID-19)
regulations to make clear that people who wish to move home can do so. This
guidance provides important public health information to ensure that moving
home and key activities around this, such as viewing property, can happen
safely.

You can view the amended guidance here.

Many agents are now conducting risk assessments and putting
procedures in place to comply with guidelines and protect staff and clients
during this pandemic.

WBW Solicitors remain available to assist with all property matters, with property experts in each of their nine offices.

If you have a property matter that you that you wish to discuss with a member of our team, please contact our head office on 01626 202404 who will connect you to the relevant office.