Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2

BBC News – House hunters traveling miles.

Can you view houses in lockdown?

  • The government says people are allowed to view properties during the lockdown in England.
  • It encourages buyers to do their initial property searches online and advises that initial viewings should be done virtually wherever possible. 
  • For viewings taking place in person, the government says these should be arranged by appointment only and “open house” viewings should not take place.
  • It advises people who are viewing properties in person to wear a face mask, avoid touching surfaces wherever possible, wash their hands regularly and/or use hand sanitiser. 
  • The government says people should also observe social distancing and stay two metres apart where possible.
  • It does not specify how far prospective buyers can travel to view a property.