Restrictions on the property market and construction sector, designed to combat the spread of coronavirus, are being relaxed.
The new guidance for England includes the green light for property viewings in person and visits to agents for both sales and rentals.
The government said show homes can also open while removal companies – along with other essential market components – may also fully resume work.
It is estimated that more than 450,000 buyers and renters have been unable to progress their plans to move home since March.
It stressed the relaxation of the rules could only work under strict social distancing and other measures designed to combat the virus.
An industry agreement also allows a resumption of, and extended working hours on, construction sites – with a 'Safe Working Charter' launched by the government and the Home Builders Federation to enable more delayed projects to be completed.
Plans include staggered working times to ease rush hour demands on public transport.
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Recent research by property website Zoopla said transactions worth £82bn had been put on hold.
Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said: "Our step by step plan is based on the latest guidance to ensure the safety and protection of everyone involved.
"This critical industry can now safely move forward, and those waiting patiently to move can now do so."