Housing market reopens in another part of the United Kingdom
The housing market in Northern Ireland is resuming on Monday after its lockdown because of the Coronavirus crisis.
Arlene Foster, first minister of Northern Ireland, says: “The real estate industry has the highest multiplier effect in the economy and I’m therefore pleased to announce that our Coronavirus Regulations will be amended to permit house moves for the sale of homes from Monday 15 June.
“This will incorporate the full end-to-end process from viewing to securing a mortgage and the house move itself. Guidance has been provided on all aspects of the house moving process and the Department for Communities plan to engage further with stakeholders.”
Propertymark says it’s been working with the Northern Ireland Executive to guide on the restoration of the market.
“We have been developing best practice guidelines which will overlay Executive Guidance. These will be shared exclusively with members in Northern Ireland in the coming days. Up-to-date resources including a Propertymark Covid-19 Checklist for agents and Consumer Guides are already available” says Propertymark.