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Covid: estate agents compete to offer the safest branches

Pedder in South London is the latest agent to show how far agents are having to go in order to reassure staff and clients that they are safe.

Nigel Lewis

A leading six-branch estate agency in London is claiming to be one of the ‘safest property services companies’ in its patch after expending huge efforts to comply with government Covid guidelines.

Pedder, which operates in South East London, has even launched its own branded Coronavirus campaign. Called ‘Hygiene Optimised – Safely Back to Work’ it is featured both on its website and A1 boards outside its offices (pictured).

“Our primary concern now will continue to be the health of our colleagues, clients, customers and our community, we have prepared for this by establishing new methods of working in line with government guidelines,” the company says.

“We are not medics but we want to do all we can to keep the property market moving forward safely.”

The company says that as well as requiring staff to wash their hands frequently and clean down their work stations, telephones and both branch and car door handles, half of its employees at any time are working from home to maintain social distancing at branches. Also, staff working in offices are temperature-checked and any employees who self-isolate are put through a thorough ‘return to work’ process.

“We were delighted and felt privileged to open our offices on 13th May,” says Chief Executive Alex Pedder (left). “Our core team worked hard through the seven week lockdown establishing thorough policies and best practices to ensure a safe return to work for all.

“As the market leader, we wanted to do our bit to ensure that business can be transacted in confidence – we were and are fully ready.”

June 5, 2020

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