Wales partially reopens housing market
23 June 2020
By Daisy Stephens
Wales has taken the first step in opening up its housing market.
As of yesterday, some moves can go ahead provided they meet a certain criteria and follow strict guidelines:
- You can move into a new residential property provided it has been vacant for at least 72 hours
- If a sale has been agreed but has not yet completed then the move can take place
- You can market, and view, unoccupied residential property (although where possible estate agents should continue with virtual viewings)
- Occupied and unoccupied residential property can be valued and inspected, as long as it is done safely and in accordance with the Welsh Government’s guidance on working in someone else’s home
Currently moves into occupied properties are not allowed to take place, but the Welsh Government has told estate agents they may now prepare to market these properties in anticipation of a full reopening of the property market.
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