Property Market Still Open During Lockdown

14th January 2021 posted in PROPERTY NEWS

With England once again in lockdown, as announced by the Prime Minister on Monday 4th January 2021, it is natural you have many questions as to what happens next.

When it comes to the housing market, you can rest assured that the market is still operating, and that the team at Country Properties is on hand to help you.

We remain open for business in Biggleswade, and our team is fully equipped to answer any questions you might have. Your well-being is our priority, and this will remain the case as we move forward throughout the rest of the year.

We will ensure you move home safely

It is no exaggeration to say we have put up with a lot in the past year, but equally, we have learned a lot. When it comes to helping you move home safely, you can rest assured our team has gained considerable experience and expertise.

If you are looking to move in 2021, get in touch, and we will be more than happy to answer your questions, and assist you as best we can.

Follow Government guidance when moving home

The Government advice regarding moving home is as follows:

· You can still move home. People outside your household or support bubble should not help with moving house unless absolutely necessary.

·  Estate and letting agents and removals firms can continue to work. If you are looking to move, you can go to property viewings.

·  Follow the national guidance on moving home safely, which includes advice on social distancing, letting fresh air in, and wearing a face covering.

Mark Hayward, Chief Policy Adviser, Propertymark, comments: “We welcome the news that the housing market is to remain open throughout this new lockdown period, but it is essential that all agents continue to play their part in reducing the spread of the virus through following all relevant guidance on how to safely conduct viewings. It is vital that agents operate in accordance with government and Propertymark guidelines to help prevent the spread of Covid-19, keep movers and buyers safe and keep the housing market moving through these uncertain times.”

Director of Behnham and Reeves, Marc von Grundherr, commented: “The latest news of another national lockdown should do little to slow the momentum of the UK property market, given that official government advice still deems it ok to transact and move home. As a result, the industry will continue to service the vast number of homebuyers who have entered the market since last spring and this will ensure that many more will benefit from the current stamp duty holiday.”

Marc continued by saying; “With no speed bumps in sight for the time being, the market is now clear to accelerate through the gears throughout the coming year and we should see a healthy increase in transactions and price growth over the coming months, if not, across the remainder of the year.”

In line with Government guidelines, our Biggleswade branch is open and our and lettings personnel staff are on hand to assist you.  If you have any queries or need advice on property sales and lettings then please call 01767 317799 or email