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PM announces COVID-19 Winter Plan

23 November 2020

Boris Johnson, today, 23 November, announced in Parliament, a COVID-19 Winter Plan which provides a roadmap out of national lockdown in England from 2 December. Read More...

Help for homeowners caught up in unsafe cladding process

23 November 2020

The External Walls Systems 1 (EWS1) form will no longer be required for owners of flats in buildings without cladding to sell, rent, or re-mortgage a property, as announced on 21 November by the UK Government in an agreement reached with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), UK Finance and the Building Societies Associations (BSA). Read More...

Homes moves guidance from the Scottish Government

20 November 2020

From today, 20 November, certain areas in Scotland have moved into Level 3 and Level 4 measures, and whilst home moves and other activities related to the property market can continue, they must be carried out safely, referring to the guidance at all times. Read More...

COVID restrictions extended for one week in Northern Ireland while housing market remains open

Friday 13 November 2020

On 12 November 2020, the Northern Ireland Executive voted to extend the ‘circuit-breaker’ for one more week, ensuring that tighter restrictions will be in place across the country until 20 November 2020.

The partial re-opening on 20 November will see bars and cafes opening along with some close contact services, like hairdressing and driving lessons, all while following health and safety restrictions.

Current restrictions

NI circuit-break restrictions

Housing market to stay open

During the circuit-breaker the housing market in Northern Ireland remained open and there is no change to that during the extension. As always it is important that all safety guidelines are followed strictly to stay safe and for the market to remain open.

Propertymark guidance

NI guidance