Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Robert Jenrick says the property market will remain open and has this advice for those buying, selling moving home, along with details of mortgage holidays and whether tradespeople can enter your home:
Q: Can I still move house? A: 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.
Q: Are the mortgage holidays ending? A: No. The mortgage payment holidays will no longer end and there will be further information published on Monday.
Q: Should I still go to work on a construction site? A: Yes. Anyone who cannot work effectively from home should travel to work and follow the relevant guidance for their workplace. This is essential to keeping the country operating and supporting vital sectors.
Q: Can tradespeople come into my home? A: Yes. Tradespeople , such as electricians, plumbers, repairers of domestic appliances can enter your home. They will need to follow social distancing guidance that has already been published.
Q: Will the planned Tier 3 restrictions come into force this week? A: No. The only changes will be the national measures announced by the Prime Minister, effective on Thursday.
Q: Will my local place of worship close? A: They can remain open but only for limited activities such as for individual prayer, funerals and formal childcare. Sadly, communal prayer will not be possible at this time and weddings will only be permitted in exceptional circumstances.
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