A second ‘lockdown’ with national restrictions for England comes into force this Thursday 5 November. However, unlike the first national lockdown the Government has confirmed that the housing market in England will stay open. 

The Government has confirmed that

  • Renters & homeowners will be able to move
  • Removal firms and estate and lettings agents can operate
  • Viewings and valuations of residential properties to buy and rent can continue through the national lockdown period
  • Tradespeople will be able to enter homes

 Estate and Letting Agents must continue to follow the existing COVID-19 safety guidance and should also follow government guidance on coronavirus and renting