Update 27th March 2020

    Government advice on home moving during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

    This guidance applies to people buying or selling private residential homes which they intend to live in.

    The Government is urging parties involved in home moving to adapt and be flexible to alter their usual processes.

    However the Government also says there is no need to pull out of transactions although we all need to ensure we are following guidance to stay at home and away from others at all times, including the specific measures for those who are presenting symptoms, self-isolating or shielding. Prioritising the health of individuals is not only the priority of the Government but also a priority for A R Brown.

    If contracts have already been exchanged then the following guidance is given

    (1)  Where the property being moved into is vacant, then you can continue with this transaction although you should follow the guidance on home removals and staying safe.

    (2)  Where the property is currently occupied, the encouragement to buyers and sellers is to do all they can to amicably agree alternative dates to move, for a time when it is likely that stay-at-home measures against coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Where transactions are progressing and not yet exchanged, we at A R Brown will continue to deal with your matter remotely.  This means that whilst we are unable to meet with you we can of course correspond with you and other solicitors by telephone and email.

    Once we reach exchange of contract stage we can discuss the various options for completion depending on further Government guidance and cooperation of others in the chain of transactions (if any).

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    Please note that due to recent Government directives, as from Wednesday 25th March all our staff will be working remotely from home.  If you wish to contact us by phone please telephone 07921 394952 and your message will be passed to the relevant person to call you back

    We shall ensure that transactions will continue to run as smoothly as possible.

    We would like to thank everyone for their cooperation and understanding during this time.

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