OPEN FOR BUSINESS:
LOOKING AFTER OUR CLIENTS & COLLEAGUES
In line with the latest Government guidance, DMP-LLP remains open for business.
Our management team remain up to date with the latest coronavirus advice.
We are dedicated to looking after our clients and colleagues and committed to protecting their health and safety. Our coronavirus mitigation measures in place are designed to minimise the risk of spreading the virus.
Our offices and whole team are COVID-19 secure and alert. We continue to follow the Government advice on working in other peoples homes.
Before your survey
- At the time of booking, you will be asked if anyone at the inspection property is self-isolating or has any symptoms associated with coronavirus (a fever, a new & persistent cough or flu-like symptoms) or has been asked to shield (i.e. those who are clinically extremely vulnerable).
- If anyone is isolating or shielding, your survey will be postponed to a later date.
- You will also be asked if anyone in the property is over 70 or in a high-risk group. In these cases, individual risks will be discussed and measures to mitigate risks will be agreed.
- These could include vacating the property for the duration of the internal part of the survey.
- Discussing how to avoid close contact with the surveyor if vacating the property is not possible.
- Making sure all parties have a thorough understanding of what the survey involves and what precautions the surveyor will take.
- Our staff are self-monitoring daily for any signs or symptoms of coronavirus and will isolate immediately if they have any concerns. In this case, surveys will be rearranged with an alternative surveyor whenever possible, or postponed to a later date.
During your survey
- Whenever possible, we will ask that properties are vacated for the duration of the survey. The property may be vacant long-term, or could be vacated by the occupiers in line with government guidance.
- If properties cannot be vacated, occupiers must stay at least 2m from the surveyor at all times. The best way to achieve this is by staying in one designated room for the duration of the survey, then leaving that room when the surveyor needs to inspect it.
- The surveyor or booking team will confirm whether anyone who lives at the inspection property is shielding, self-isolating, or has any symptoms associated with coronavirus (a fever, a new & persistent cough or flu-like symptoms).
- If there is deemed to be a risk, the survey will be postponed to a later date.
- When on site, our surveyors maintain strict personal hygiene, using hand sanitisers, gloves, face coverings, wipes and soap & water at regular intervals and before and after touching surfaces. Surfaces that are touched are wiped down afterwards to reduce risk still further.
- We ask that occupiers leave all internal doors open, to minimise the need for surveyors to touch surfaces.
- Our surveyors have been asked to decline handshakes and maintain a distance of at least 2m from others at all times.
After your survey
- We are avoiding any face-to-face meetings. This means that we may suggest a phone call or web-based meeting to discuss survey findings, rather than meeting you on site.
We continue to monitor the situation, our policy will be updated in line with Government recommendations.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.