Covid-19: Fisks London are open
How has Fisks London coped with the Covid-19 pandemic?
In late February, before any official government guidance on Covid-19 in relation to Estate Agents had been published, Fisks London were ahead of the curve. All of our staff were issued with face masks and latex gloves for use on property viewings, during which we followed strict social distancing measures. On return from the viewings, any keys and fobs that we had used were disinfected before being returned to our secure key cupboard.
On the 24th of March all Estate Agencies were ordered to close. Fisks London were able to continue to service our clients’ needs remotely. We continued to oversee our Management Portfolio and successfully let several apartments through video viewings.
On the evening of the 12th of May the news broke that Estate Agents could open for business the next day, and promptly, our sales office opened at 9:00am the following morning.
Most of the procedures and measures that Fisks London implemented in February now form the official recommendations for Estate Agents, published in May. We have adopted a responsible socially distanced approach to the viewings, we wear masks and gloves whenever necessary, and continue to provide video viewings. At the office, our desks are arranged to enable applicants and property consultants to remain at least two meters from each other. Combined, these measures underscore Fisks London’s responsible attitude to the health of our clients, applicants and sales and lettings consultants.
As part of the new governmental health and safety advice, I’m afraid for the time being we are not able to drive applicants to viewings and open homes are not permitted, but other than that its very much business as usual.