November 13, 2020

England may be in lockdown and Scotland is certainly facing tougher measures in order to try and minimise the spread of coronavirus, with Edinburgh and the Lothians remaining in Level 3 following this week’s announcement by the Scottish Government.

However home moves in Scotland ARE still allowed.

The updated guidance on moving home makes it clear that home moves will continue to be permitted, provided they can be carried out safely.

Scotland is in a five level system to help tackle the spread of COVID-19 and the Government has confirmed that people can move home in all protection levels, and to and from areas with different levels. They may however wish to consider if they can postpone a move and related activities in areas subject to level 4 protections.

Relevant businesses can also continue to support people to move home in all protection levels, including carrying out activities in people’s homes (again as long as they follow the relevant safety guidance).

As before, people can move home and undertake activities in connection with the purchase, sale, letting or rental of a residential property including:

  • visiting estate or letting agents, housing association or council offices, developer sales offices or show homes
  • viewing a residential property to look for a property to buy or rent
  • preparing a residential property to move in
  • moving home
  • visiting a residential property to undertake any activities required for the rental or sale of that property.

At McDougall McQueen we have put in place a number of measures to protect the business, our clients and viewers. If you are thinking about putting your property on the market, we can provide you with an instant valuation of your property via our website by clicking here. We will follow that up with a visit from one of our valuers. We also offer virtual tours of some of our properties too if the seller so desires.

E-mail us on, put a message on our website or give us a call for more information.