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Industry reaction to Bojo’s big COVID plan (and its lack of property)..

The government has issued its more detailed plan for the easing of the Coronavirus lockdown which, many estate agents will be disappointed to hear, does not give the green light for non-essential retail businesses to reopen. Revealed in a document published at lunchtime, the 60-page file reiterates Boris Johnson’s position that non-essential retail, a sector […]

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Lockdown update: What are the new rules set out by Boris Johnson?

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced his plans to restart the economy and ease lockdown restrictions in England. But how could everyday life change? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/explainers-52530518

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Land Registry makes changes to help keep the market moving..

With the aim of keeping the property market healthy and efficient, The Land Registry is enabling searches and urgent applications to proceed during lockdown, coupled with Propertymark’s call to Governments to back our Property Sector Support Package both organisations have a focus to #keepthemarketmoving. More than half the nation’s wealth is in properties, over £7 […]

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Sales levels in lock down..

During the lock down, which has just begun as we write this, we expect the national housing market to pretty much freeze. Estate agencies rely on a chain of activity including viewings, surveys and non-householders mixing, which seems infeasible during this time. So we’re not expecting you to see very much new stock on the […]

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Love in the Time of Covid: Lockdown in Love in the Time of Covid: Lockdown in Chorlton and Old TraffordChorlton and Old Trafford

Surreal doesn’t do it justice. Are we really locked down in our own homes while an invisible killer preys on the elderly and infirm? Our heartfelt feelings go out to everyone feeling worried or anxious for themselves or their family at this unprecedented time. Likewise we share in the frustration many of us must feel […]

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Coronavirus: How will you commute to work after lockdown?

The traditional commute may never be the same again once people return to work after lockdown in what is likely to be an era of social distancing. It’s a particularly big problem for workers in the UK’s largest cities. One recent report warned that maintaining a 2m (6ft 6in) distance between Tube passengers in London, for […]

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Barratt to reopen half of its sites from May 11..

Volume housebuilder, Barratt, has announced that it will return to site work from May 11, reopening around half of its sites. The firm revealed that it had developed “a detailed set of working practices and protocols” including a Social Distancing Marshal who will oversee all reopened sites, and changes to signage, site welfare facilities and […]

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