Moving home is incredibly stressful and you need to make sure your time is fully managed in order to make your move as streamlined and as stress-free as possible. There are companies trying to solve this, such as Moovyn, an estate agent in Worcester, UK. But unfortunately, even a good estate agent cant guarantee you get the time off work.
Whilst we think that most employers should be understanding and accommodating when it comes to allowing employees time to move house, but there is no legal basis for this. The employer can grant time off at their own discretion, whether that is all the time you need, or none at all. The only legal right workers have to take off time in these kind of situations is their normal holiday entitlement as per their contract. The UK minimum for a worker who works a normal 5 day working week is 20 days in addition to the 8 given public/bank holidays. Whilst you employer isn’t obligated to give you time off for moving house, they do have to provide a reason why your request was denied.