United Kingdom  

UK government restarts English housing market

Video Credit: Reuters Studio - Duration: 01:06s - Published
UK government restarts English housing market

UK government restarts English housing market

Buyers and renters in England will be able to move house again from Wednesday under plans set out by the government to re-start a real estate market all but frozen by virus restrictions, UK housing minister Robert Jenrick said in a briefing on Wednesday.

While people in the middle of buying a house have been allowed to move if "reasonably necessary" during the coronavirus lockdown which began in March, property viewings were halted and estate agents' offices closed to the public.

"Today we reopen, we restart and we renew the housing market and the construction industry to protect lives, to save jobs and to begin rebuilding our economy," Jenrick said in Wednesday's (May 13) daily Government briefing on the coronavirus.

It meant, he said, anyone who was not self-isolating could move any time and for any reason.

Setting out guidelines for England, Jenrick said estate agents' offices could open, buyers and renters would be able to view properties in person, show-homes could open and conveyancers and removals firms could return to work as long as social distancing guidelines were followed.




You Might Like


💡 One News Page Knowledge: Other News Mentions

Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick British lawyer and Conservative Party politician; Member of Parliament for Newark since 2014

Robert Jenrick: Still no plan for national lockdown [Video]

Robert Jenrick: Still no plan for national lockdown

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick tells BBC Breakfast that the Governmenthas no plans for a full national lockdown and the three-tier Covid-19 strategyremains in place.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO    Duration: 00:45Published
Minister lays out 'formula' for Covid financial support [Video]

Minister lays out 'formula' for Covid financial support

Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick has laid out the government's "formula" for financial support for regions placed into the highest tier of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. It includes £8 per head to cover track and trace and approximately £20 per capita for business support. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Credit: ODN    Duration: 00:34Published
Minister: Burnham wanted a ‘better deal’ than other regions [Video]

Minister: Burnham wanted a ‘better deal’ than other regions

Robert Jenrick has said talks with Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham broke down because he had insisted on preferential treatment for the region. The local government secretary claimed that Mr Burnham asked for 65 million pounds, the prime minister offered 55 million, then upped their offer to 60 million which was then rejected. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Credit: ODN    Duration: 01:25Published
Minister: Door remains ‘ajar’ to conclude a Brexit deal [Video]

Minister: Door remains ‘ajar’ to conclude a Brexit deal

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has appealed to EU trade negotiators to show “more flexibility” to conclude a “Canada” style trade deal with the UK and insisted the “door remains ajar” for a return to the negotiating table. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Credit: ODN    Duration: 01:22Published
Minister: Agreement can be reached with Manchester 'today' [Video]

Minister: Agreement can be reached with Manchester 'today'

Robert Jenrick has insisted that an agreement with leaders in Greater Manchester can be reached "today" over entering the highest tier of Covid-19 restrictions. The communities secretary warned that "action" will be taken if no compromise can be found. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Credit: ODN    Duration: 01:01Published

Tweets about this


Related videos from verified sources

Robert Jenrick: New plan to restart, reopen and renew the housing market [Video]

Robert Jenrick: New plan to restart, reopen and renew the housing market

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick announces the updated coronavirus figures as of today and tells the daily coronavirus press conference that the Government aims to "restart, reopen and renew" the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:12Published