Operational Readiness Plan – Phased Return to Work

With surveyors having returned to work in England last week following new Government guidelines announced for businesses to safely enter homes to carry out work, we wanted to update you on our operational readiness plan.

For clarity, although the property market re-opened on Wednesday 13th May 2020, this is only applicable to England, with ongoing restrictions still in place in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The Firm continues to be guided and follow the advice of both the UK and Scottish Governments at this time.

We recognise that we will have to adapt to a new reality – we understand that safety is paramount and have brought in many extra safety measures as part of our operational readiness plans to ensure the safety of our staff, clients and communities.

In support, we have prepared a suite of COVID-19 Information sheets for inspection/viewing of occupied properties to guide owners/householders and clients alike as we step into the new normal.

Rest assured, when the Property market returns – we are ready and here for you.

In the meantime, Graham + Sibbald is open right now, albeit working remotely, away from our local offices and using technology to connect with people and continue to provide a range of services, albeit reduced, in line with the UK and Scottish Government’s guidance including;

  • Desktop & Drive-by valuations for residential and commercial properties
  • Agency viewings & valuations on vacant, unoccupied commercial & residential properties
  • Energy Performance Certificates for vacant, unoccupied commercial & residential properties
  • Building Surveys on vacant, unoccupied commercial properties
  • Rating Appeals, consultancy advice & support

To find out more about our Operational Readiness Plan, contact us via email at enquiries@g-s.co.uk


Les McAndrew

Senior Partner

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