Coronavirus – REVISED UPDATE 30 March 2020

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An article in the online Edinburgh Evening News asked the question “Can I move house during lockdown?

The article explores the problems and issues faced by all those involved in buying, selling and moving house. It also quotes Michael Gove and Robert Jenrick the Housing Minister who said:

“Buyers & renters should, as far as possible, delay moving to a new house while emergency measures are in place.

“If you’re socially isolating or being shielded, it’s important to try to delay. Other parties should show pragmatism.

“If moving is unavoidable because you’re contracted and the parties aren’t able to agree a delay, you must follow advice on social distancing when moving.”

The article also quotes The British Association of Removers who said:

“It is evident that our collective and absolute priority now must be on ensuring the safety of the staff and customers of our Members, and of course their respective families, and so all parties must now make every immediate effort to remove the risk for mover and consumer alike at the very earliest opportunity.”

Removal firms are still able to operate at their own discretion although it remains unclear whether removal firms are deemed essential work by the government.

During these uncertain times if you feel that your move is essential and you would like a quotation please contact Kingdom Removals. We are still available to discuss your needs.

In the meantime if you have any questions or queries in relation to your move please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Keep safe and look after yourself and others during this period of uncertainty but most importantly DON’’T BULK BUY!

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