New York (CNN Business)Coronavirus has disrupted most areas of life — and home buying and selling are no exception. In the United Kingdom, mortgage providers have announced they will give home buyers who have already signed contracts the option to extend their mortgage offers for up to three months. The measure will allow customers to push their moves back to a later date, according to a Thursday statement from UK Finance, the trade organization for the country’s banking and finance sector. The policy will help people whose moving plans have been disrupted by a loss of work as well as self-isolation policies and social distancing recommendations. It could also alleviate pressure on banks. The capacity of lenders is being stretched at a time when they are facing internal operational headaches, splitting workforces between headquarters in central London, backup sites miles outside the city and home offices. “It is clearly not appropriate for people shielding or self-isolating to move home,” Chief Executive of UK Finance Stephen Jones said in a statement. “Therefore where chains contain people in these groups, lenders, conveyancers and other professionals are working together to enable these customers’ moves to be delayed.”The extension also takes into account that

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