Find out how to work around a house move falling through because of pandemic complications.
The pandemic has actually caused the property market to experience a bit of a boom. However, that isn’t to say that there aren’t added complications in all shapes and forms. From self isolation delaying when a person can leave their house to move, to jobs falling through causing mortgage offers to be removed, house moves are falling through. At the very least, if they don’t fall through, they are delayed.
As somebody who is moving house, you may find yourself in the position of your house falling through. If this happens, don’t panic, it’s not the end of the line. There are plenty of things you can do to reconfigure, and move forward. Here’s what to do if your house move falls through during the pandemic:
Clarify The Legalities
The first thing you need to do is work out what is going on legally. Has somebody pulled out completely? Is there an issue with the property that has caused a person to pull out? Is there a change in your buyers circumstance?
The more you know about the legal situation, the better you will be able to work through the issue. It could be that you have a second offer lined up that is still available. Maybe the sale is just delayed because of illness.
The more you know, the better able you will be to make your next move.
Speak To Your Insurance Company
It may be that you are covered for the house move being delayed or cancelled. In this instance, you may be able to get some compensation to help with the costs.
As much as it is up to your estate agent and solicitors job to stay communicative with you, it is also important that you communicate with the appropriate people too. Reply to their enquiries in a timely manner, and make sure you let everybody know about the changes. This includes any cheap self storage units you had planned to use, any moving companies and pet sitters. The sooner companies know about your situation, the more likely they are to refund you or allow you to rebook when you can.
It may be that you have to switch and change your plans in order to make the house move follow through, or to be able to move forward without everything going wrong. Stay flexible, stay calm, and remember that you always have options, they just might be different now compared to the original plan.
Utilise Self Storage
Cheap self storage is handy when a move falls through because it ensures that your things have somewhere to go, even if you don’t. So if you will still be leaving your house even though your purchase isn’t ready yet, you only have to place yourself temporarily, not a household’s worth of packed belongings.
Cheap self storage is also handy if your moving company has delayed or cancelled their service because of the virus. Or if other storage, such as your friend or family members garage, is unavailable at the last minute, again, you have a neutral guaranteed safe space for your things that won’t be falling through.
Your house move may have fallen through, but it’s not over yet. Remember to stay calm, communicate and fully assess all your options. Moving during a pandemic will never be easy, but it can be done, especially if you follow our tips above and keep soldiering on. Hopefully, soon enough you’ll be making memories in a brand new house.