Last night’s announcement from Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has caused a surge in enquiries to estate agents today. It was explained that the temporary freeze on home moving would be lifted immediately and those who are not shielding or self-isolating are able to move home. This article from Homes & Property confirms that Rightmove has already reported a 45% increase in viewings this morning and now those 450,000 buyers and renters who were mid-transaction can now progress with their move. While things are certainly not as they were, the ‘new normal’ requires everyone to continue practicing social distancing and new practices shall be put in place with the goal of keeping everyone involved safe. Read more here.