Despite the recent new local COVID lockdown restrictions for London, with the Government changing the status for the city from ‘medium’ to ‘high’ (or ‘Tier 2’), moving home is unaffected, providing safety guidelines are followed.
This is good news for buyers, sellers, tenants and landlords alike, especially currently, where demand for properties in London is unprecedented.
Advice from the Government clearly states that even if London were to move to the highest local COVID alert level of ‘very high’ (or ‘Tier 3’), moving home would still be allowed.
The information, published on the Gov.uk website states:
“You can still move home if you’re in a very high alert level area.
“Estate and letting agents and removals firms can continue to work and people looking to move home can continue to undertake viewings.”
And as has been the case since moving home was allowed again a number of months ago, they go on to say:
Talking about the new restrictions for London, Julian Peak, South East Sales Director for Kinleigh, Folkard & Hayward said:
“We are immensely proud of the manner in which our staff have adapted to the new policies and safety measures that are in place. The tier two lockdown in London will have no effect on how we deliver the best possible service and results to our clients and customers, with safety and care.
“In my opinion, the desire for people to move will outweigh any doubts the new restrictions may have on confidence. The property market has proved itself to be far more resilient than most people would have expected, and we continue to see a swell in activity across London.”
If you have any further questions around this, then please contact your local branch. They can also assist you with other questions related to moving home, including arranging a valuation.