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Moving Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Legal Rights of Separating Cohabitees

We appreciate this is a difficult time for everyone but we are here to help you.

Our services to new and existing clients remain unchanged even if we are working remotely.  We continue to be contactable by e-mail and by telephone in order to progress transactions.

It is important to remember that some conveyancing transactions will continue through this crisis. Re-mortgages, moving to empty properties and all transactions where contracts have been exchanged and a delay cannot be agreed, will continue as far as possible within the Government’s current guidelines.

The Government is also encouraging homebuyers to continue with the buying and selling process, albeit limited in the short-term by having to deal with the practical difficulties arising from the vitally necessary and lifesaving social distancing and self-isolation.

It’s important that if anyone has started the conveyancing process or wishes to do so over the next few weeks that they continue to progress it, by getting all the paperwork in order, contacting us and the estate agents early to obtain an estimate of costs, completing sales protocol documentation and agreeing for copy documents to be obtained from The Land Registry.  Buyers should also  speak to their mortgage advisor about funding,

Everything can be made  ready for an exchange of contracts so that when this crisis is over, an early completion date can be agreed and people can move.

Next steps

We have an expert and friendly conveyancing team who will be happy to talk you through the process, answer your questions and provide a free, no obligation estimate of costs.

Please contact us by telephone on 01323 727321, by emailing info@hartreade.co.uk or by completing the contact form below.

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Author: Andrew Pluck. Head of Property Department, Partner