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Coronavirus: Call to ‘cautiously reopen’ Wales’ housing market

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More than half of all of Wales’ 16,500 homes on the market are sold subject to contract Calls for Wales’ housing market to “cautiously reopen” have been made to the Welsh Government after an 11-week hiatus during the coronavirus lockdown. Estate agents and lawyers want valuers to be allowed into unoccupied properties so sales… Read more →

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Coronavirus: Market traders ‘feel abandoned’ over hardship fund

Image copyright Open source There has been a market at St George’s site in Belfast since the 1600s. It has survived world wars and The Troubles but will it survive coronavirus? Many small businesses forced to close in the pandemic had been hoping for financial help with the announcement of a micro-business hardship fund from the Northern Ireland Executive. But… Read more →

Coronavirus: Welsh ‘frustration’ as England’s property market restarts

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The property market in Wales has been “paused” since lockdown started in March House buyers and sellers in Wales may “feel frustrated” the property market in England has restarted amid the coronavirus crisis, but not in Wales. Estate agents claim it is damaging to the Welsh economy that English sales can now progress due… Read more →

Coronavirus: England housing market is released from lockdown

Image copyright Getty Images The government has set out plans to re-start England’s housing market, which has been in deep freeze since the coronavirus lockdown. Effective immediately, estate agents can open, viewings can be carried out, and removal firms and conveyancers can re-start operations. Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said the changes must be carried out under social distancing and safety… Read more →