Frank Smith & Co Solicitors welcome news from the UK Government last week that conveyancing services can now resume in England.
Our residential, rural and commercial property departments are now fully operational and eager to resume those aspects of our work which previous restrictions prevented us from temporarily carrying out.
Our first priority in recommencing full legal services will be the safety of our clients and colleagues. We will be working in accordance with Government advice on home moving during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. Throughout the lockdown we have adjusted our usual working practices to embrace social distancing measures. While we expect that some of our current processes may appear a little different to our clients at first, we are confident that we can now fully adapt and provide the very best client service within these changed times to achieve our clients’ goals.
Going forwards, we will provide our legal services in accordance with the latest guidance – informed by Government, Public Health England and our internal health and safety procedures. This may include, for example: -
- Avoiding physical contact such as hand shaking
- Maintaining a social distance of 2 metres at all times
- Careful adherence to health and safety procedures
- Dealing with correspondence on email so as to avoid unnecessary handling of paperwork
- Wearing a face-covering in enclosed public areas
- Confirming with all parties that there are no symptoms of Covid-19 prior to appointments
Our staff at Frank Smith & Co Solicitors are committed to making sure the property buying and selling process is as easy as possible for you.
Over the past few weeks, we have carried out the vast majority of our legal services remotely whilst our offices have been closed. Now, where it is safe to do so, are offices are open and phasing in providing as full a legal service to the general public as possible.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if there is any legal advice we can offer you, whether you are buying, selling or managing your property.
Frank Smith & Co Solicitors
18 May 2020
T: 01242 801748