We have returned from the Easter break (well, we didn’t actually go anywhere!) but there is still no official confirmation on how long the UK restrictions to tackle the coronavirus will remain in place.

What does this mean for residential property law and practice? Our team has been working remotely for the last few weeks and, although life has changed, we are continuing to work on certain types of transactions. Of course we strongly encourage everyone to follow the relevant government guidance (which can be accessed here) and this means that some house moves will have to be delayed. However, we are continuing to act on instructions where properties are empty or the parties have agreed sensible and safe arrangements until the current restrictions are lifted. We are introducing flexibility in our contracts to allow for some Covid-19 uncertainty between exchange and completion, and are also continuing to advise on certain restructurings, family transfers and purchases for international investor clients.