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Return to homebuying in England after lockdown – update

Last night a government statement lifted lockdown on the moving home process in England, meaning that those buying and selling can continue, or begin, their home moves. The government have outlined social distancing rules for each stage of the process.
 

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FAQs – Before Exchange

You've been in the process of buying but you haven't reached the exchange part yet - what should you be doing during this time?

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FAQs: Preparing for your move during lockdown

 You’re following the rules and staying home, but you want to get your move on the road. Here are our top questions about what you can do during the lockdown to prepare for your move.
 

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FAQs: Mortgages and Lending

We know that one of the main concerns for those planning on moving right now is mortgage offers - so we asked our property experts to answer your questions.

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What qualifies as an essential move?

The government has said that ‘essential’ home moves can still go ahead – but does this apply to you?

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What can we do now to be in the best position when this ends?

You may not be able to move house during lockdown, but you don’t have to just do nothing.

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What are the home moving industry bodies saying during the coronavirus lockdown?

Reallymoving analyses what the home moving industry bodies – from RICS to the Law Society – are saying during the coronavirus lockdown, and what the official government line is.

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How are tenants and landlords affected during Coronavirus?

As much as buying and selling property is affected by the spread of coronavirus, the lettings market is seeing some disruption too.

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How are lenders, brokers, agents, legal companies, surveyors and removal companies protecting consumers during Coronavirus?

The property industry is doing everything it can to abide by government guidelines whilst trying to make sure those that absolutely need to move are still getting a great service.

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