Johnathan Scullion, Solicitor, McKees has written an article in the Irish News Legal Matters column September 29th 2020
“The past few months have been a turbulent time for most sectors across Northern Ireland. We have all had to adapt in order to cope with the Covid-19 situation, the restrictions which were implemented and subsequent disruption to normal practices. The property market was no exception.
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 came into effect on March 28 and meant that moving house at this time could only be done where it was reasonably necessary, not just because it was desirable, convenient timing or for financial benefit. In short, the market was closing and many deals were put on hold. It was advisable not to rush into contract given the uncertainty……” Click here to read the entire article.