Can you still move home in lockdown 2021?

News at Waterfords | 05/01/2021

Can you still move home in lockdown 2021?

On 4th January 2021, Prime Minister, Boris Johnson announced another National Lockdown to slow the spread of coronavirus as cases continue to rise rapidly across the country. The first and most important point to make is that the housing market is permitted to stay open during lockdown.

As your trusted independent estate agent in Camberley, Chobham, Fleet and Yateley, our priority will always be the safety of our staff and customers. Many of you will be wondering how the new lockdown measures will affect your plans to move home.

The government guidance states you must not leave or be outside of your home except for a specific permitted reason, listed on

The government has published specific guidance for home-movers during lockdown 2021:

“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.”

The guidance also states you can leave home “To carry out activities related to buying, selling, letting or renting a residential property.”

Waterfords Estate Agents helping you move home safely in 2021

Our estate agent branches in Camberley, Chobham, Fleet and Yateley will continue to operate within the current rules and guidance in a remarkably busy property market. We are not encouraging customers to meet us in our branches. Many of our staff will be working from home for their safety and the safety of our local communities. Most of our property services can be organised on the telephone, by email or arranging a visit to meet us at a property while following strict Covid safety measures.

However, we do understand that sometimes you need to visit us in branch. If you need to visit us at Waterfords Estate Agents, we politely ask that you first make an appointment. You can arrange this with our Customer Contact Centre on 01252 235348 or by emailing We will continue to safely provide help and support to those moving home throughout lockdown in 2021.

We can offer virtual viewings and virtual property valuations via video call. Please do get in touch to see how we can help you move home safely.

Keeping our customers and our team safe

The fact we can stay open means we must take extra care and remain vigilant in the efforts to keep colleagues, clients, and our local community safe. We will continue to apply strict Covid safety measures according to government guidelines whenever you come into contact with the Waterfords team. We politely ask our customers to do the same.

Click here for specific guidance on home moving during the coronavirus outbreak from

We thank you for your support during these challenging times. Stay safe and please get in touch if you have any concerns or questions about moving home.  We are here to support you with all your property needs throughout 2021.