Coronavirus or COVID-19

Last updated 1st April 2020

We want to do everything we can to help protect you and us from this crisis. “Us” means hundreds and thousands of people, you, our tradespeople, our landlords, ourselves, our friends and work mates and our town and country. And everyone’s families.

Our business remains open and active but our offices are shut to visitors for any reason. We are encouraging everyone to follow the UK Government guidance and rules on staying isolated. We each of us need to have two concerns – how to avoid catching the disease AND how to avoid spreading it to other people.

This means that things have got to change quite dramatically.

Keep up-to-date with the latest UK Government guidance and instructions by opening this every day.

The most important points – what everyone needs to do – taken from

Stay at home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Do not meet others, even friends or family. You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

UK Gov Staying at home and away from others (social distancing)

UK Gov FAQs: what you can and can’t do

Self diagnosis with coronavirus

If you or someone in your household has self-diagnosed with coronavirus then you must read UK Gov Stay at home: guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and do everything it says.

In any case this national crisis affects everyone healthy or infected:

  • Tenants: we wrote to you today and that letter is here along with more useful information
  • Applicants and househunters: things have changed, read about it here
  • Tradespeople: the way we work with repairs and tenants has to be carefully considered. Read all about it here.
  • Landlords: things are very much on hold. Viewings, repairs, inspections have all got to change dramatically. Read all about it here.

So stay safe everyone and remember that everyone of us needs to have two concerns

  • first: how to avoid catching the disease ourselves and
  • second: how to avoid spreading it to other people before we realise we ourselves have become infected.