The housing market and industry have taken many innovative steps to ensure that it can adjust and survive during the lockdown restrictions across the UK that have been in place since March 2020. This has included more widespread use of electronic signatures and virtual valuations.
Selling and moving house during lockdown
Since May 2020, the government has reopened the housing market through the easing of restrictions. This has meant that estate agencies could reopen with viewings being able to take place as long as social distancing is followed, as well as removal firms and conveyancers restarting their operations too.
Conveyancing in a time of COVID-19
When purchasing a property, you must go through the conveyancing process. It doesn’t matter whether it’s buying your first home or your 100th, you still need to go through the process. In previous blogs, we have discussed what conveyancing is: the legal process of the transfer of property ownership titles from one person to another.
Conveyancing is carried out by a licensed conveyancer or a solicitor. A solicitor may have a broader range of knowledge in different areas of law, whereas a licensed conveyancer is a lawyer that specialises in property.
What can you do during this time?
With many peoples’ finances being less secure and job security not guaranteed, it is a difficult, frustrating and uncertain time for all involved in this industry. However, there are a few things we can still control and carry out during this time.
- Prepare your house for viewings
- Look into virtual valuations
- Stay ahead of the game and sort out your conveyancing quotation and documents
Contact Broadbents Solicitors
Buying, selling and moving house is exciting, but it is also one of the biggest financial commitments you’ll make and can be very stressful, especially during lockdown. At Broadbents Solicitors, we understand this and provide you with professional conveyance services. For more details, please don’t hesitate to contact our team by calling 01332 369090. Alternatively, you can complete our handy quotation form located on the homepage or head over to our online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you.