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I know you are only supposed to be traveling on public transport for essential reasons, but for somebody like me who is living in a rented MHO flatshare (and it's been awful under lockdown) that was looking for a while at getting a decent place to live... Wouldn't that be essenitial travel ?

 

Finding a decent home to live in is pretty essential I would say, but i feel that the authorities would not agree... Maybe if you have proof that you are going to some viewings (emails from estate agents, etc), maybe that might help.

 

All I know is I really don't recommend living in  small bedroom with 6 people sharing a shower (as the other one broke) and a kitchen and that's it, been very tough couple of months.

 

 

 

 

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Buying  and renting houses is actually 100% essential - if the Cabinet are to maintain the value of their housing portfolios. Particularly £5m several homes Jenrick who is housing minister.

So yes - feel free - but wear a mask and gloves. If for nothing else that you need to move to better accommodation in a cheaper area for your mental health and sanity given your current housing circumstances. I expect there are some rental bargains to be had.

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11 hours ago, LesDawson said:

I know you are only supposed to be traveling on public transport for essential reasons, but for somebody like me who is living in a rented MHO flatshare (and it's been awful under lockdown) that was looking for a while at getting a decent place to live... Wouldn't that be essenitial travel ?

 

Finding a decent home to live in is pretty essential I would say, but i feel that the authorities would not agree... Maybe if you have proof that you are going to some viewings (emails from estate agents, etc), maybe that might help.

 

All I know is I really don't recommend living in  small bedroom with 6 people sharing a shower (as the other one broke) and a kitchen and that's it, been very tough couple of months.

 

 

 

 

And being a fat northern bloke, hmmmm I can see why.

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17 hours ago, LesDawson said:

...only supposed to be traveling on public transport for essential reasons...

I have always tried my level best to avoid public transport... it is horrible... but, despite that, I found myself wondering if journeys I might make are 'essential travel'.  It's a big philosophical question - isn't it?  Do any of us, really, possess free will - or are we compelled by our environment into every supposed choice we make?

After summoning the ghost of Descartes, I concluded that all of my journeys (during my entire life) had been essential for two independent reasons.  1: they were essential because I had chosen to make them. 2: they were essential because if I had not made them, then we'd be in a different reality where I'd not have influenced the same locations in the past - and no-one can predict the consequences of that.  If I had not considered the journeys essential before making them, I would have done something different - such as staying in bed or opening a bottle of wine.  Sure, it might be arrogant to imbue my (assumed) sentience and free-will as having divine authority... but... as I'm ready to debate this matter with anyone who has an opinion of their own... I suppose... I have as much of a case for my view as anyone else does for theirs.  Always remember the up-side, after having made any journey: it is tautological that it was essential... so.. there is no risk of any credible ex-post challeneges from any figures of authority.

Of course, if you're wondering if you want to go for a journey on public transport, to view alternate rented accommodaition - during these "unusual" circumstances... then that's a much harder problem for you to solve. If you haven't decided to go - then, perhaps, it isn't essential - so maybe you shouldn't?  Think of the risks: it might be a waste of your time; the lettings agent and/or landlord might be obnoxious, unhinged - or both; you might get an unreaslistically tranquil impression of your potential new palace; you might die in an unforseen meteor impact. Have you asked if the Landlord will create you a perfect 1:1 scale model of the residence somewhere more convenient for you to assess its suitability? Have you considered all the travel alternatives? For example: could you make the journey by unicorn, unicycle or pogo-stick? 

 

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On 14/05/2020 at 11:31, MARTINX9 said:

Buying  and renting houses is actually 100% essential - if the Cabinet are to maintain the value of their housing portfolios. Particularly £5m several homes Jenrick who is housing minister.

So yes - feel free - but wear a mask and gloves. If for nothing else that you need to move to better accommodation in a cheaper area for your mental health and sanity given your current housing circumstances. I expect there are some rental bargains to be had.

on the contrary, just turn up to the viewing, sniff a bit and say "this is really important to me, but sorry,I've got a bit of a cold coming on"

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On 14/05/2020 at 00:29, LesDawson said:

I know you are only supposed to be traveling on public transport for essential reasons, but for somebody like me who is living in a rented MHO flatshare (and it's been awful under lockdown) that was looking for a while at getting a decent place to live... Wouldn't that be essenitial travel ?

 

Finding a decent home to live in is pretty essential I would say, but i feel that the authorities would not agree... Maybe if you have proof that you are going to some viewings (emails from estate agents, etc), maybe that might help.

 

All I know is I really don't recommend living in  small bedroom with 6 people sharing a shower (as the other one broke) and a kitchen and that's it, been very tough couple of months.

 

 

 

 

If you  need to move house, and that requires going by train to view properties, and you decide it's essential, and you're happy with the level of risk, then do it. 

I certainly would.

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