A message from Justin Burns, Managing Director of Peter Barry Surveyors:
But being proactive in protecting clients and our employees.
Guidance on Party Wall can be found here.
Guidance on Lease Extensions and Freehold Enfranchisements can be found here.
Guidance on Valuations can be found here
The Government has now taken the unprecedented step to limit people’s movements to:
Many forms of work can still proceed remotely. Going forward we will be outlining our procedures.
Since implementing our Risk Management Plan for all jobs we are pleased to report the incredible response from our clients.
You as well as us are being accomodating, practical and inventive which has seen work on 90% of jobs continue without a hitch.
Some have been pushed back on account of caution but that is further validation that our procedures are working and that you and we are staying safe.
We are happy to confirm that we have plans, capacity, and technology to keep working throughout this challenging and difficult time.
The safety and well-being of our customers and colleagues is always our number one priority – and never more so than now, during the Coronavirus outbreak. For now, it’s business as usual for our offices and teams, with additional hygiene measures in place, as recommended by WHO and the UK government.
We are making some practical changes in order to protect the wellbeing of our customers and our colleagues. These include:
We have contingency plans in place configuring IT and telephone systems should the guidance recommend working remotely, so you will still be able to get hold of us during our usual office hours. We are monitoring the fast-moving situation closely. We will ensure that we respond quickly, sensibly, and appropriately to any developments.
We are very aware that our business involves visiting peoples’ homes and working face to face. We are adopting a proactive approach to this and will work with you to address any concerns you may have.
Every job that we are instructed on will include a Risk Management Plan in which we’ll put in place measures to minimise the risk to you and those around you. Examples of this include:
We would also request that you keep us informed of any personal circumstances so as to limit at risk contacts.
I will update you all again if we have further substantial updates, but please do contact us if you have any concerns about your specific circumstances.
I would like to thank you for your understanding, patience and for your cooperation as we work together during this difficult time.
Justin Burns BSc (Hons) MRICS FFPWS