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June 12, 2020

Covid 19 Update

Written by Berry Lodge Surveyors

Berry Lodge COVID19 Update

Now that things appear to be edging back to normality, we thought we would give you a quick update on how we are dealing with the global COVID 19 pandemic.

We still have a functional Surveying team and have proudly undertaken a number of Surveying jobs in the same manner as always.

We do have a couple of staff and Surveyors on furlough, however where possible we are ensuring our client’s Surveying requirements remain uninterrupted and unaffected.

Our approach to Surveying inspections:

To keep ur client’s and staff’s safety at the highest priority, when Berry Lodge’s Surveyors are undertaking inspections, the Surveyor visiting will be (to the best of ours and his or her knowledge) fit and healthy, when he or she arrives at the property, he or she will have a mask on, gloves on and shoe covers on. None of these will be removed until the Surveyor has exited the property.

During the inspection itself, where possible, the Surveyor will not touch anything in the property. This will mean that doors need to be left open and items moved to accommodate full inspection.

Where possible, he or she will keep the time inspecting to a minimum without compromising his instruction.

We would also advise that the occupants are in a different room or floor during the inspection and all windows are left open to allow for sufficient air circulation.

It is also worth noting that the Surveyor will operate a no-contact policy, this means conventional greetings and handshakes will not take place.

As a final safeguard, the Surveyor will have hand sanitising gel on hand.

We are also undertaking lone working at current which means there will only be one Surveyor within the property at any time.

Our NHS Staff Discount:

We are proud to confirm that we are still offering this 25% discount and it is still valid.

The discount is valid to all NHS staff who will be able to receive a 25% discount on all new Surveying instructions that Berry Lodge offer.

Whether it be Party Wall SurveyingPre Purchase SurveysLicence for Alterations or Valuations, all of our services are eligible for this discount.

We are also pleased to confirm that NHS staff will be able to benefit from Free Party Wall Notices. As always our Party Wall Notices will be drafted and served by an experienced Party Wall Surveyor.

For those readers who aren’t NHS workers, don’t panic! Here at Berry Lodge, we offer 30 minutes free Surveying advice.