SDL Surveying and Keystone Property Finance have released its plans ahead of the second lockdown, which is set to begin from 5 November.

Simon Jackson, managing director of SDL Surveying has outlined that the firm will continue to undertake physical valuations of properties.

He said: “SDL Surveying employs comprehensive PPE and COVID-safe working practices across the UK, and is able to continue with physical inspections under all current and upcoming restrictions, including England’s second lockdown.”


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Moreover, the surveyor has produced a COVID-19 safety measures video, which details what safely measures should be adopted by both home occupiers and surveyors in order to them keep safe.

The video has been sent to all of SDL Surveying’s consumers within their confirmation of appointment text message

Jackson added: “Our entire operations team continues to work from home, thanks to our flexible tech-based model.”

Furthermore, Keystone Property Finance has detailed its move to remote working for its entire staff.

According to the lender, its investment in its online systems means that it will be entirely cloud based.

This will include its telephone services and online chat, which will enable the lender to continue assisting brokers with their cases and enquiries.

Looking to meetings between external BDMs and brokers, the firm outlined that it will carry on offering video calls, email, online chat and telephone calls.

The lender noted that is expects to continue with its services as near to normal as possible with valuations still being able to take place.