Buying or selling property during the COVID-19 pandemic

Laura Mather

With many of the UK’s businesses closing down during the government lockdown, it is understandable thta people are wondering how this will affect the conveyancing process.

This is more of a concern with transactions that are well advanced or where conveyancers have already exchanged contracts.

The government has released guidance regarding this, which emphasises that flexibility is key.

All parties involved need open communication regarding their circumstances and are encouraged not to do anything that is against the government’s guidelines during this lockdown period.

At Samuels we continually keep up to date with government’s latest guidelines. Our conveyancing department is continuing to work remotely ensuring that where appropriate, for sales or purchases of a vacant or tenanted property, transactions can proceed with minimal delay.

We are therefore well placed to provide you with advice on getting documents witnessed by third parties whilst complying with the government’s social distancing measures.

Samuels’ conveyancing executive Josh Daley comments: “We have found that prompt communication and flexibility can greatly assist during these uncertain times. We will work proactively with other conveyancers and collaborate with all involved to ensure that we do all we can to help clients navigate this uncertain period.”

The full government guidance can be found here.

We have offices in North and South Devon act for clients all over the country. If you are concerned about your conveyancing, contact us for a free no obligation discussion about how Samuels can help you.