Can you still move home in tier 4?

News at Waterfords | 04/01/2021

Can you still move home in tier 4?

The most important point to make is that the housing market will continue to stay open across tier 4 areas. As your most trusted local estate agent in the Camberley, Chobham, Fleet and Yateley area, our priority will always be the safety of our staff and customers.

Now that parts of England, including Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire, have been placed under the toughest tier 4 restrictions, many of you will want to know how these measures will affect your plans to move house.

Under the new rules, people living in a tier 4 area must not leave or be outside of their home except for where they have a specific reason or a ‘reasonable excuse’. One of these reasons includes moving home.

The government has published specific guidance for home-movers in tier 4 locations.

Their official advice states: “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 and wearing a face covering.”

As always, home-movers still need to adhere to Covid safety guidance, which includes social distancing and wearing a face covering.

Waterfords Estate Agents helping your move home 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, most of our services can be organised on the telephone, by email or arranging a visit to meet us at a property.

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 the tier 4 restrictions.  

We can offer virtual viewings and property valuations if that makes you more comfortable. 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. We thank you for your support during these challenging times. Stay safe, stay positive and please get in touch if we can offer any support in 2021.

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