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Coronavirus and moving house

CORONAVIRUS UK: CAN I STILL MOVE HOUSE?

Have you got a move scheduled and don’t know what to do? How will Corona virus and lockdown affect your moving date? To limit the spread of the Corona virus, the UK Government have issued advice on measures that must be taken when moving house during Corona virus.

You can read more about it directly from the Government website here, but with these measures in place for the foreseeable future, let us at themovingexperts answer your main concern, “Can I still move house during the Corona virus?”

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WHAT CAN I DO IF I HAVE TO MOVE HOUSE NOW?

The UK Government is recommending that all house moves be postponed until the Corona virus crisis is over. They are asking all parties to work together to agree on an alternative moving date. However, in some extreme cases, an alternative date is not an option and your house move may be considered an ‘essential’ move, particularly if the house you are moving to is vacant.

In these cases, it’s important to maintain social distancing rules, moving yourself with the help of family and friends is definitely not an option. Helpers must be limited to the people who live in the house.

Therefore, our recommendation is to hire a professional moving company, a company that already has hygiene and lockdown procedures in place.
Relocation is still possible, urgent moves can continue, but keeping your family safe must be your highest priority.

MOVING IN TIMES OF CORONA VIRUS CAN CONTINUE:

Discover the 2 options available to keep your family safe

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You can move yourself. But remember, you can’t ask your family and friends to help. Only the people living in the house can assist with the move.

Moving house is a stressful event at the best of times, but having to do it all yourself during Corona virus is not something you have to endure alone. There is always ‘Option 2.’

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Hire a professional mover. Hiring a professional is always a good option to reduce stress around moving house, but during the Corona Virus you can rest-assured that your household items will be taken care of, and that hygienic processes are in place.

Themovingexpert can provide you with quotes from the best in the business, and you will have peace of mind that your family and your belongings are safe.

CAN YOUR MOVE BE POSTPONED? IS IT BETTER TO MOVE NOW OR LATER? READ OUR TIPS!

If your move is not so urgent, and all parties can agree on an alternative date, you can postpone your move until after the Corona virus. However, the chances are that when things ‘get back to normal’ you are going to be facing long waiting lists for professional movers.

If you meet the guidelines for moving now, particularly if the place you are moving to is vacant, it’s worth considering that moving during the corona virus could, in fact, offer a timely and cost-effective solution.

Thanks to our network of professional moving companies in the UK, themovingexpert can provide you with up to five quotes from qualified movers, all practicing to strict standards during this time.

COMPARE MOVE QUOTATIONS

Are you getting the best price for your moving services? One great piece of advice is to compare quotes. We have professional moving companies throughout the UK, waiting for your call right now. Request a free, no-obligation moving quote and you will be in touch with five of the best movers in your local area.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MOVING HOUSE DURING CORONA VIRUS LOCKDOWN

Is it essential that you move during the Corona virus? To limit the spread of the virus, you must adhere with social distancing and hygiene rules at this time, and into the foreseeable future. Let us put your mind at ease, and answer all your questions.

CAN REMOVAL COMPANIES STILL OPERATE DURING CORONA VIRUS LOCKDOWN?

Like most business, when considered an essential service, professional movers can operate as long as they adhere to social distancing rules and strict hygiene guidelines. A professional mover can take care of the entire move, ensuring social distancing of 1.5 metres. Please note you will not be able to help the movers in this time of lockdown.

ARE SOME HOUSE MOVES CONSIDERED ESSENTIAL DURING CORONA VIRUS LOCKDOWN?

UK Government guidelines recommend that all parties work together to agree on an alternative date for moving if at all possible. However, there are some cases where it is essential for people to move. If the home you are moving to is already vacant, then it may be possible to move during Corona virus.

CAN I STILL MOVE MYSELF?

It is possible to complete the move by yourself, as long as you adhere to strict rules around social distancing and hygiene. If you are going to move yourself, you can’t ask your family and friends to help. Only the people living in the house you are moving from and to can help you to move your household belongings.

Can your move be postponed? Is it better to move now or later?