18 May 2020

Moving house during coronavirus: the new lockdown rules explained – Lucy Barber quoted in The Times

Head of Residential Property, Lucy Barber’s comments were published in The Times’ article entitled ‘Moving house during coronavirus: the new lockdown rules explained’.

Following almost two months of lockdown, the government announced last week that house viewings were allowed to commence under social distancing guidelines. However, there are still concerns around the possibility of a second lockdown and the impact this will have on contracts and property chains.

In her comments, Lucy advises both buyers and sellers to build in a get-out clause into their contracts, to safeguard parties from a Covid-19 related event.

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