Date Published 19 December 2020
The housing market is to stay open across the UK, even in the new Tier 4 areas of England.
An announcement this evening from Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick, made on Twitter, says: 'Housing market update: the sales and rental markets remain open in all tiers. All associated activities can continue as before.'
And he continues: 'Please follow the Covid- secure guidance. And use your judgement as to whether it's necessary right now.'
The final sentence from Jenrick echoes broad Westminster government guidance - following on from yesterday's announcement restricting Christmas and travel plans across the UK - that people should use their own judgement as to whether to continue with planned activities.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has given specific guidance for the English Tier 4 locations.
It says: 'You can still move home. People outside your household or support bubble should not help with moving house unless absolutely necessary.
'Estate and letting agents and removals firms can continue to work. If you are looking to move, you can go to property viewings.