Being a technology driven practice, Oldfield Smith & Co made the switch to remote working as soon as social distancing policies were announced. Our team are now working safely and efficiently from their home offices, but have electronic access to our office based systems and records, as well as direct connections to our office phone system.
All of our team members are reporting increased activity in the market, with a considerable number of approaches about properties we have available as well as new applicants registering their needs. The business community is responding to the changing circumstances in a very active manner, with many companies altering their business model. This change is happening at unprecedented speed – businesses are not simply reviewing their options, they are taking positive steps, adapting the range of services they provide and modifying the way in which these are delivered. Most importantly, they are doing it NOW.
We have several current and immediate enquiries for offices, workshops and storage units, right across the region. These are genuine approaches from established businesses who are keen to move now. Some of these relate to companies adapting to changing circumstances and others from businesses involved in the supply chain for the fight against the coronavirus. We also have long-standing clients who are still looking for space. Across the board, we are finding that strategic planning is being given a very much higher priority and as a result, businesses are actively seeking solutions and are ready to agree terms.
The team at Oldfield Smith & Co are very well placed to advise on the availability, value and merits of business space. We are Chartered Surveyors, Regulated by RICS with Registered Valuers on staff and years of experience in the area. We work with businesses of all sizes and are happy to help, whatever your requirements. New clients are entitled to a FREE initial consultation and we always provide clear, impartial advice.
At the same time, we are constantly taking on new space and have added further properties to our website this week. We have several completions lined up over the coming days and have recently completed on an off-market sale which was agreed before the current working restrictions were put in place. Despite the challenges, we are still agreeing sales and lettings as well as seeing them through to legal completion.
If you have business space available, either to let or for sale, please do get in touch and we will be happy to provide a FREE marketing report including our recommendations on quoting rents and prices. We can also help if you have an existing lease over property which no longer matches your requirements – there are always options to allow you to move on to something more suitable. The demand for sensibly priced property really is there, so don’t miss out!
The pace of change has never been faster. Our advice is to act now and make sure you have the right property on the right terms, ready to take full advantage when the current working restrictions are released. We are here, ready to assist on 01825 762222 and look forward to hearing from you.