Get ready to move!

The initial Directions issued on 7 May 2020 for the once-off movement for relocation have been repealed and replaced with new Directions published on 13 May 2020. 

With immediate effect, the Permit for once-off movement to relocate is extended to:

  • all residential and commercial lease agreements
  • the transfer of property
  • movement necessitated due to domestic violence

Whereas the repealed Directions were for the period of 7 May to 7 June 2020, these new Directions have no limitation on a time frame.

You still need to obtain a permit when moving and if you are moving due to domestic violence, you must provide a domestic violence order. 

Estate agents that need to facilitate these relocations in regards to incoming and outgoing inspections, handing over the keys etc. must obtain an essential services permit. This permit doesn't allow you to show houses the Disaster Management Regulations have not changed, these new Directions allow Permits for Relocation, and the role of the estate agent’s essential service is limited to facilitating this relocation.

Estate agents find out how to apply for an essential service permit

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