Covid19 and Moving House – October 2020 Customer Update
Moving house in Wales or England is still allowed under the government guidelines – which state that you can move house if it is necessary and safe for you to do so. Industry guidance on how to move home safely can be found here. Thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time. Download the Safe Home Moving Guide here.
Additional information on the Welsh lockdown can be found here:
Additional information on the Covid restrictions in place in your area can be found here:
We aim to provide business as usual for all clients with our team either working from home or in the office. Our offices remain closed to the general public at this time.
Please note that conveyancing timelines have increased across the industry due to the previous lockdown provisions and the resulting backlog of transactions, as well as the significant increase in the volume of transactions. Many property stakeholders, such as Search providers and Mortgage Lenders, as well as Conveyancers, are struggling with the number of transactions they are having to deal with at this time. As a result this may increase your transaction timelines, however we will do our utmost to process your transaction as quickly as possible. Please be patient if we need to manage third party situations which are out of our immediate control.
Many of our clients will be looking to move house before Christmas this year. Our dedicated team will do our utmost to help you move to your transaction deadlines. We will be projecting which transactions will complete in time for Christmas at the start of November. Our priority will be to move families and clients into their new homes ready for the festive season.
Stamp Duty Holiday
You will be aware that the Stamp Duty holiday comes to an end on the 31st March 2021. While we will endeavour to complete all required transactions before the deadline, we cannot provide any guarantees as to completion timelines. We are currently working with key industry stakeholders to put pressure on the Government to extend the Stamp Duty deadline.
Thank you for your support and patience during these difficult times.
Lloyd Davies, Managing Director
Convey LawOctober 21, 2020