House Hunters Permitted to View Properties and Move Home during Second Lockdown

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Following Boris Johnson’s announcement of a second national lockdown until 2 December, the Ministry of Housing confirmed that the housing market is to remain open. In a tweet on Saturday, 31 October, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick stated: “Yes – the housing market will remain open throughout this period. Everyone should continue to play their part in reducing the spread of the virus by following the current guidance.” The news presents welcome relief to the thousands of house hunters who are eager to find a property and move house ahead of the stamp duty deadline next year.