“The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown measures have encouraged more or less every commentator to refer to us being in unprecedented times. That may, of course, be correct but we also recognise that, for our clients, the farming and business calendar has not stopped and there are still deadlines – some of them extended – to be met with BPS claims, environmental stewardship and planning applications and appeals, and across the range of our clients’ other farming and property related business activities”, says Mark Sanders of Acorn Rural Property Consultants.
“We have changed how we operate to minimise the risks of transmission of the virus, we are continuing to provide clients with as normal a service as possible and, in recent weeks, have found that our level of enquiries and instructions has increased significantly. Although we have suspended face to face meetings, we are still carrying out unaccompanied site visits and inspections and, where necessary, we can have a conversation at a distance in a farmyard or a building before and/or after an inspection to clarify any points that can not be dealt with on the telephone”, elaborates Sanders.
“Although the lockdown is temporary, and is cautiously being relaxed, we do appreciate that, for some of our clients in the most affected sectors, its impact may be significant and long lasting and that, for some others, it may be the catalyst that accelerates changes that they have been considering making for some time. Where that is the case, and clients need our professional input, we will, of course, be there to provide it”, concludes Sanders.
For further information on any of our services, please contact Mark Sanders at Acorn Rural Property Consultants by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or via our website www.acornrpc.co.uk