What does the latest lockdown mean for house moves?

As we enter the third national lockdown and tighter restrictions see the closure of schools and non-essential businesses, where does that leave the housing market?

During the first lockdown, building and construction ground to a halt and all sales and lettings frozen. If you are about to move house, or if you are in the process of doing so - don’t worry! Latest government guidance allows people to continue to move home and that estate agents, letting agents, builders and other related services are permitted to continue to operate.

Anyone moving should not allow anyone from outside their housing bubble to assist with their move, unless it is absolutely necessary. You should also operate safely first if you come into contact with anyone from outside your bubble, such as removers or estate agents, by social distancing, wearing a mask and opening windows to let fresh air in where possible.

Whilst you may not be able to physically depend on help from others at this time, there is remote assistance on offer should you need it.


Our conveyancing teams are also still open for business and are here to help you deal with all the legal paperwork associated with your house move.


Our offices are currently closed to clients in line with government guidelines, but we are available to take calls either on the phone, via Zoom, Facetime or Teams. You can also fill in the contact form on our website, or, why not try out our new “chat” facility?


However if you’d prefer to call us, we are here to help. Please contact the Conveyancing team to find out more.



Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor


Tel: +44 (0) 1483 411518

Office: Godalming Office

Email: r.taylor@downslaw.co.uk