Can I move home?
Yes, if you can’t delay the moving date until after the
short lockdown period is over.
Associated activities, for example, removals processes,
property preparation, handover of keys, surveys and
valuations can also take place in line with guidance on
working in other people’s homes.
Can home viewings take place?
No. Property viewings cannot take place during the
firebreak period and high street estate agencies are
required to close. Virtual viewings can continue.
Can a valuation or mortgage survey be done at my
People responsible for valuing and surveying, such as estate
agents and surveyors are not prohibited from entering
as long as it is managed in a safe way and both the worker
and household members are well and have no symptoms of
However, we strongly advise that, wherever possible, such
activity is deferred until after this short lockdown.
Can I be evicted from my home during the firebreak
No. Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service has confirmed
that no evictions will take place during the firebreak. Any
evictions that are currently scheduled for the firebreak
period will be postponed to a date after 9 November.