• news-banner

    Expert Insights

Available in other languages:

UK Property Market Update

As countries around the world are easing their lock-down restrictions, the housing market is re-starting in England.

Since lockdown in March, home moves were prohibited unless “reasonably necessary”. The UK government has last night released its plan to re-start the housing market. From 13 May 2020 anyone in England can now move house if they follow new guidance published by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick.

Estate agents’ offices can open; viewings are permitted; show homes can open and sales/lettings can proceed but guidance from Public Health England must continue to be followed. Detailed guidance from the government on home moving during the COVID-19 outbreak can be found here.

Despite the COVID-19 outbreak, our firm has been committed to assisting clients with their transactions. Having implemented “agile working” firm-wide, this has enabled us to continue with acting for clients whilst we transitioned from working at the office to working at home during this lockdown. For the sale and purchases that have been pressing ahead, we have included provisions in contracts to protect our client’s position in the event of delays caused if one of the parties contracted coronavirus or is required to self-isolate.

Whether you are a first time buyer or an investor looking to purchase a property, or a property owner looking to sell, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP is ready to assist you.

For more information please contact Thomas Moran at thomas.moran@crsblaw.com or on +44 (0)20 7427 6583 or contact Twiggy Ho at twiggy.ho@crsblaw.com or on +44 (0)20 7438 2275.

Our thinking

  • IBA Annual Conference 2024

    Charlotte Ford

    Events

  • Is a Big Mac meat or chicken? Thoughts on the recent General Court decision

    Charlotte Duly

    Quick Reads

  • Tortious liability: Supreme Court brings relief for directors

    Olivia Gray

    Insights

  • Stephen Burns and Katie Bewick write for New Law Journal on shareholders’ rights after Zedra

    Stephen Burns

    In the Press

  • Rhys Novak writes for Solicitors Journal on what legal advisors need to know about dawn raids

    Rhys Novak

    In the Press

  • Employment Law & Worker Rights - The Conservative Party’s Manifesto

    Nick Hurley

    Insights

  • "Has anyone seen my cat?" - Pet-Nups and Pet Disputes between Unmarried Couples

    Jessie Davies

    Quick Reads

  • Employment Law & Worker Rights - The Liberal Democrats Manifesto

    Nick Hurley

    Insights

  • The Africa Debate: Africa’s role in a changing global order

    Matthew Hobbs

    Quick Reads

  • Divorce called off: McIlroy reconciles on the eve of the US open

    Sophia Leeder

    Quick Reads

  • IFLR interviews Shirley Fu on her reasons for joining the Firm

    Shirley Fu

    In the Press

  • Re UKCloud: The importance of exercising control over a fixed charge asset

    Cara Whiffin

    Insights

  • Bloomberg quotes Dominic Lawrance on pledges to scrap preferential tax treatment for non-doms

    Dominic Lawrance

    In the Press

  • Consumer Duty Board Report

    Richard Ellis

    Insights

  • Standard of repair put to the test - Estates Gazette Q&A

    Emma Humphreys

    Insights

  • LIDW: Is arbitration an effective process for disputes involving state interests: a panel discussion of concerns raised in Nigeria v. P&IDL [2023] EWHC 2638

    Richard Kiddell

    Events

  • Injunctions against potential protesters - Estates Gazette Q&A

    Samuel Lear

    Insights

  • Michael Powner, Isobel Goodman and Hauwa Ottun write for Law 360 on the Tips Act

    Michael Powner

    In the Press

  • LIDW: An Era of Constant Change – an event to explore the General Counsel’s role in delivering sustainable growth whilst managing global ESG risks

    Caroline Greenwell

    Events

  • Emily Chalkley writes for The Times on how best to use employee influencers

    Emily Chalkley

    In the Press

Back to top