Housing market to emerge from lockdown

England’s housing market can now begin to emerge from lockdown following the announcement by Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick.  Permission has now been given for estate agents to open, viewings to be carried out in person and for removal firms and solicitors to commence their operations.

According to Zoopla, around £82bn of property transactions have been put on hold due to the pandemic and  it has been estimated that there are currently approximately 450,000 buyers and renters with plans on hold.

So, the news that the government has now given the green light for transactions to begin again will be very welcome for those who have been in limbo waiting to buy or sell.  Obviously, some aspects of the process will have to be done slightly differently to ensure social distancing is maintained and that transactions are carried out safely. Digital viewings which have become the norm during the pandemic may still be a popular option.

At Penderlaw, we have remained open throughout the pandemic, but in line with advice from the government and Public Health England, we have given our staff the option to work from home and are set up for the team to work remotely.

We will now be getting in touch with all our existing property clients who have been waiting to complete their sale or purchase. We will do everything we can to ensure that their transactions are now concluded as smoothly as quickly as possible following this difficult and understandably stressful time.

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Penderlaw Solicitors remain open and our experienced property team would be delighted to help you with your property transaction.  Just call us on 01872 241408 or email info@penderlaw.co.uk