Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has confirmed that house moves can continue when Thursday's lockdown begins, but has yet to decide whether branches can remain open.
Pent-up demand in the Covid lockdown and the stamp-duty cut kept the property market hot, but a chill is on its way
Property search firm claims too many agents and home movers don't realise the urgency of the situation despite the cut-off date being five months away.
The pandemic has ‘rewritten the rulebook’ as pent-up demand boosts the market.
RICS's July survey of estate agents reveals a booming sales and lettings market, but nevertheless agents are worried that it won't last.
Official forecasts predict a fall in UK house prices with the economy in recession and jobs being lost.
Summer statement raises hopes for flurry of fresh buyers entering property sector
Latest monthly snapshot shows rise in buyers and homes for sale but prices expected to fall
Research suggests social housing construction risks falling to wartime levels
The UK's economy shrank by 20.4% in April - the largest monthly contraction on record - as the country spent its first full month in lockdown.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the "historic" fall affected virtually all areas of activity.
It is fairly clear that with massive unemployment, wage cuts, business failures, and job uncertainty, many people are likely to be cautious about making the biggest investment of their lives - buying a home.
Newly released figures from GetAgent have revealed a number of positive trends across the UK property market including a return of industry confidence.
Demand from property hunters rebounded as curbs on the sector were lifted in England - but the trend may be short-lived, analysis suggests.
Rising unemployment is toxic for the property market and low interest rates may not be enough
Britain’s property market has proved to be a cornerstone of economic activity for decades. Without buyers and sellers alike booking removal lorries and moving home, large parts of the economy can lose momentum and drag on growth.
Forecast is made by Scotland's largest and best-known estate agency Rettie & Co as it also predicts 35% drop in sales transactions this year.
A new sentiment survey has revealed that fears around the current pandemic and the market are starting to ease, as the first phase of lockdown restrictions are implemented.
Agencies scramble to work out how to do viewings after industry exempted from coronavirus lockdown
Freeze on transactions will cut sales by 38% with wide-ranging knock-on effects for economy, warns leading agency
Some 373,000 property sales are on hold owing to the coronavirus lockdown, analysis of the housing market in UK cities suggests.
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