Keep Britain Moving

May 2020

Promising outlook for purchasers on the new-build housing market.

Last night a great number of us listened attentively to the prime minister’s speech detailing the plan for a phased return to our old way of life. 

Meanwhile, we all continue to live the ‘new normal’ and with restrictions set to be in place for a little longer we’d like to share what this means for hopeful home buyers and movers looking to purchase a newly built home.

Following the latest government guidelines we are pleased to share that moving into a vacant property is permitted. 

Removal firms can continue work provided that the trades-person is well and has no symptoms of coronavirus and, social distancing and regular hand washing are maintained.

Estate agents are encouraged to support buyers and sellers by working from home while high street branches are unable to open their doors and a number of digital options are available in place of traditional viewings.

While conveyancers are urged to support the sales process of unoccupied properties as far as possible. 

During the pandemic temporary changes have been made to our usual handover process so new homeowners can rest assured that moving day will run smoothly and safely.

For optimistic purchasers this is all good news and with the public supporting  Boris’ plan we hope to see restrictions on traditional viewings lifted sometime soon. 

If you are interested in a new Willan Home please email and a member of the friendly estate agency team will be happy to help. Alternatively contact us direct at

Together, let’s keep Britain moving.

For the most up to date government information click here.

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