Gales Solicitors welcome ‘good news’ for the Housing Market and many completions are expected in May

May 14, 2020

Gales Solicitors has welcomed the opening up of the housing market and has already seen a flurry of activity, with many completions expected in May.

Senior Partner Matthew Moore advised, “From Wednesday 13th May the housing market was able to move again. Under regulations published on the 12th May it is now possible to visit estate agents, to view properties and to move house. 

“We have already seen a significant number of our delayed cases start moving again and expect to complete a number of these by the end of May. Whilst the market is still cautious it is positive to see that the prices already agreed are holding steady. 

“At Gales our property department is fully staffed and ready to help anyone looking to proceed urgently.” 

For information the precise wording of the regulations allows people:- “(l) to undertake any of the following activities in connection with the purchase, sale, letting or rental of a residential property—(i) visiting estate or letting agents, developer sales offices or show homes;(ii) viewing residential properties to look for a property to buy or rent;(iii) preparing a residential property to move in;(iv) moving home;(v) visiting a residential property to undertake any activities required for the rental or sale of that property.”