Housing Market Remains Open During 2021 Lockdown

As you will be aware, on Monday 4th January 2021, the Prime Minister addressed the nation, and said that once again, England would be in lockdown. With the lockdown potentially in place well into February, it is natural for people to question how this affects them.

When it comes to property market issues, HoldenCopley is here to assist you.

We are here to remind you that the industry is still operating, and we remain open for business. Our experienced team is here to assist you, and your well-being is our leading priority.

We can help you move safely

While the past year has been challenging, we have learned a lot about helping people move home safely. We believe we can provide you with the highest standard of service, and we will do so without compromising your safety in any way.

If you have any questions about the current housing or rental market, please get in touch, and we will do our best to assist you.

Follow Government guidance when moving home

The Government advice regarding moving home is as follows:

  • 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.

  • Follow the national guidance on moving home safely, which includes advice on social distancing, letting fresh air in, and wearing a face covering.

Mark Hayward, Chief Policy Adviser, Propertymark, comments: “We welcome the news that the housing market is to remain open throughout this new lockdown period, but it is essential that all agents continue to play their part in reducing the spread of the virus through following all relevant guidance on how to safely conduct viewings. It is vital that agents operate in accordance with government and Propertymark guidelines to help prevent the spread of Covid-19, keep movers and buyers safe and keep the housing market moving through these uncertain times.”

The managing director of Enness Global Mortgages, Hugh Wade-Jones, commented: “It remains business as usual for the UK property market and as a result, it’s unlikely we will see any decline in the huge levels of buyer activity seen since last year, nor should we see property prices detract from their current upward trend.”

Hugh continued by saying; “Billions of pounds in property transactions are also currently waiting to be dragged through the system prior to the stamp duty holiday ending. It would have been a disastrous move for the government to have slammed the door in the face of these aspirational homebuyers so close to the finish line and would have no doubt caused a landslide of property transaction fall throughs and a drop in values. Of course, the industry must continue to operate with immense caution and all physical aspects of the home buying journey itself must be treated with kid-gloves. Literally.”



We offer property management, property to rent and property for sale in Arnold, Woodthorpe, West Bridgford, Hucknall, Carlton, Wilford, Mapperley and throughout the Nottingham area. If you would like to arrange an appointment to help you negotiate the local buy-to-let market, please contact Holdencopley today by calling us on 01158969800 or emailing steven@holdencopley.co.uk.