House moves and viewings have resumed in England, under new coronavirus rules announced by housing secretary Robert Jenrick. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 now stipulate that people may leave the home "to undertake any of the following activities in connection with the purchase, sale, letting or rental of a residential property". This includes visiting estate or letting agents, developer sales offices or show homes; viewing residential properties to look for a property to buy or rent; and moving home. The change will help more than 450,000 buyers and renters who have been unable to progress their plans since lockdown came into force.
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