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21 Jun 20
Housing market in Wales begins to re-open

Richard Jones from The Law Society Wales, speaks to Clive Thomas, Managing Partner of  Watkins & Gunn, for his reaction to Welsh Government’s relaxation of the lockdown rules in Wales which allow the housing market to reopen – with some continuing restrictions. Watch the video interview below –

 

Read the Legal News article

What is the new guidance on moving home during the Pandemic?

From 22 June 2020, you can move home if your sale or tenancy has been agreed but not yet completed and if the property you are moving to is unoccupied (nobody is living in the property at the time you move) and has been empty for at least three days, or it has been deep cleaned. This includes new-build properties.

You can put your home on the market, but  if you are living in it or it is occupied, potential buyers or tenants cannot view your property in person, viewings can only be carried out virtually.

Although you cannot view occupied properties in person, you can view unoccupied properties in person – but you must follow physical distancing guidance and keep good hand hygiene.

Valuations and other related activities can be carried out in line with safe working requirements.

You can move more than five miles away and you can also move across the border to England.

Read the Welsh Government’s guidance – Moving home during the coronavirus pandemic

If you want more information or a conveyancing quote for moving home – text “legal move” to 67777 or email info@watkinsandgunn.co.uk

 

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