Welsh temporary lockdown – Is moving home permitted?

Welsh temporary lockdown – Is moving home permitted?

14:35 PM, 20th October 2020, About 3 years ago 1

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Welsh First Minister, Mark Drakeford, announced A short, sharp “firebreak” will be introduced across Wales at the end of this week to help regain control of coronavirus.

The fire-break will start at 6pm on Friday 23 October and end on Monday 9 November. It will apply to everyone living in Wales and will replace the local restrictions which are in force in some parts of the country.

What will this mean for people selling or moving home?

Can I move home?

Yes, if you can’t delay the moving date until after the short lockdown period is over.

Associated activities, for example, removals processes, property preparation, handover of keys, surveys and valuations can also take place in line with guidance on working in other people’s homes.

Can home viewings take place?

No. Property viewings cannot take place during the circuit breaker period and high street estate agencies are required to close. Virtual viewings can continue.

Can a mortgage survey be done at my property?

Surveyors should not enter occupied properties during the lockdown period. Vacant properties can be entered and street level surveys can take place.

Can I travel to and from my second home during the lockdown?

No. Travel in Wales without a reasonable excuse during the circuit breaker lockdown period is an offence. Travelling into, out of or within Wales to visit, check/inspect or stay in a second home is not a reasonable excuse.

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13:04 PM, 21st October 2020, About 3 years ago

Thank you for clarifying this matter so well. We are in Spain and are currently in the middle of selling my father-in-law’s house which is empty. I have forwarded this info to our friends who are dealing with it all.

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