Anderson welcomes reopening of housing market

Sinn Féin MLA Martina Anderson has welcomed moves to ease COVID-19 restrictions to allow people to move house.

The Foyle MLA said:

“Buying or selling a house, looking for somewhere to rent or moving house can be among the most stressful things a person can do.

“The restrictions which were put in place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic to keep people safe and save lives created additional challenges for those looking to move house, as well as placing strain on the housing sector.

“I welcome the fact my party colleague, Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has moved to ease those restrictions.

“This will mean viewings, sales, letting of both private and public housing, house moves and mortgages can all resume.

“This will hopefully make the process easier for those seeking to move house as well as kick starting the housing economy again.”