What Do The Government GuidelinesMean For Home Moves?

Over the past few months, many industries have seen changes to the way they’re able to work, and property is certainly no exception. Since the start of May, we have started to see property and home move restrictions being lifted which is great news for everyone. Here at Knock Knock Homes, we’re keen to ensure we stay up to date with the latest government news and guidelines, as we know that during these unprecedented times things are ever-changing.


Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick recently announced new guidelines, “to allow the housing market to resume. Our clear plan will enable people to move home safely, covering each aspect of the sales and letting process from viewings to removals.”

What Does This Mean For Home Moves?

When it comes to the physical part of a home move, you don’t have to do it all alone but there are strict government guidelines that you should follow if you’re hiring a removal company.

One piece of advice the government give is to get all parties to agree on the process before you go ahead, including changing dates to suit others involved in the chain where needed. If you are someone that is shielding or on the vulnerable list you should consider the advice to stay at home and how/if your home move should go ahead or be delayed.

For those that want to move home, KnockKnock are well equipped to get you on the market or to find your new dream home. If you’re at the stage where you’re ready to move then be sensible, stay alert and follow social distancing advice where at all possible. Contact your chosen removal company well in advance so that they can help you be prepared in the best possible way. It is perfectly possible to move home during these times, but things may be a little different to the normal.

Moving Home Safely

Where possible you should ensure that you do as much of the packing yourself as possible. This isn’t always a possibility so speak to the removal company for guidance; they should be well-prepared and can help you get on track for your move. The government ask that you open all internal doors so that contact with surfaces and door handles is kept to a minimum. Keep hand-washing facilities nearby & follow any additional advice that your home removal company gives you.

Before you are able to move home, you are likely to be contacted by the firms involved to ask if anyone in the home is showing symptoms of coronavirus. This is good news because it means everyone in the chain should be contacted in a similar fashion, putting your mind at ease that you’re safe to move into your new dream home. They will likely work in smaller teams for moving items so be prepared for things to take a little longer than you would usually expect.

You canmove house

The good news is that you can move house safely and successfully. Companies are adapting and developing to allow consumers to continue life as normal as possible. If you’re in search of your dream home or have a property that you wish to sell, get in touch today for a chat about how we can help make this happen.

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