COVID-safe working

9th January 2021

At Oldfield Smith & Co, the safety of our staff, clients and the communities in which we work is always our highest priority.  We take our responsibilities seriously and will always comply fully with not only the letter of the law but also the spirit of any restrictions on trade to ensure we play our part in defeating the pandemic.

Throughout the coronavirus outbreak we have ensured that our working practices are COVID-secure.  We have clearly defined protocols to mitigate the risk posed to our staff and those we work with.  We have also published an over-reaching statement of our COVID policies, which can be found >>here<<.

Estate agency and construction are amongst the businesses which have been allowed to continue to trade, but we have taken further steps to reduce the risk and control the potential to spread the virus.  This helps applicants to feel more confident about viewing properties with us and in turn has allowed us to continue to work positively to keep transactions moving.  Demand for commercial property has remained strong and with businesses finding new ways of operating, many are seeking to either acquire additional space or change the class of property they work from.  Our aim is to make that process as simple as possible and to assist our clients to find the right property on the right terms with the minimum of disruption.

To help applicants looking for property we have :

  • an easy to navigate website with advanced search functions
  • video tours of most properties
  • full colour high resolution images of both the interior and exterior of all properties
  • details available to download on demand, without the need to register
  • floorplans, EPC and other details on-line where available
  • mobile phone numbers and email addresses published on our website, allowing applicants to contact us directly

This allows applicants to properly assess the suitability of property before viewing in person, thus reducing the need for face to face contact.  We have a protocol in place to ensure that subsequent accompanied viewings are completed safely and in compliance with relevant guidance.

If you have surplus space to let or for sale, are looking for new commercial premises or have a lease which is no longer suitable for your business needs, talk to our friendly agency team on 01825 762222 in complete confidence.  We offer a FREE no obligation appraisal and as Chartered Surveyors, Regulated by RICS, we operate to the highest professional and ethical standards.  Our systems are getting results; let us show you how they can work for you!