Conveyancing can resume from today but new guidance must be followed, the government has announced. 

The pandemic-induced freeze on conveyancing in March has meant at least 450,000 buyers and renters have been unable to carry on with their moving plans, according to government figures. 

The Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick this morning announced plans to enable people to “move home safely” and to re-start the housing market in line with social distancing guidelines.

He said estate agents’ offices can open; in-person viewings are allowed; show homes can open; and removal companies and the “other essential parts of the sales and letting process are re-started with immediate effect”....

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