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House moves to be permitted in Scotland again

  1. 19 June 2020
  2. By Daisy Stephens

People will be able to move house in Scotland when the country moves into phase 2 of its lockdown exit plan.

The announcement  yesterday confirmed that Scotland would be moving into the second stage of its Coronavirus lockdown exit plan on Monday 29 June, which includes a relaxation on the current restrictions of the housing market.

Currently only essential moves are permitted and no home visits related to the purchase, sale or rental of residential property are allowed. Whilst the Scottish Government has not yet released updated guidance on moving house, the provisional guidance on Phase Two states that once it’s reached the public will be allowed to resume activities related to the purchase or renting of properties, visit including visiting estate agents and viewing properties – provided that social distancing and good hygiene is practised at all times.

You can read more about what the moving restrictions might be when Scotland enters phase two. In the meantime businesses relating to the property industry are being encouraged to prepare for reopening and source the equipment they’ll need to ensure staff and customer safety.

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