COVID-19 | An Update from Coulters
As I am sure you will be aware the UK and Scottish Governments have announced unprecedented and immediate measures designed at restricting the movement of the UK population in order to combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and to keep people safe.
We totally understand that you will be very anxious and will be wondering what this means for your own transaction. At the moment many law firms are operating either a very restricted service, with staff working from home where they do not have access to files, titles or normal office resources or in some cases firms will even be temporarily closed entirely. As a firm, we do have in place remote working facilities to try and keep our clients as updated and informed of developments as possible. However, at this time, we cannot be entirely clear as to how our services will be affected.
The Law Society has issued some guidance now to say that transactions should not settle at the moment. What is clear is that all transactional work will face both considerable disruption and delay. With many firms temporarily closing, we may be unable to even obtain any updates on transactions. Restrictions have impacted on both removal companies, and banks. This is a testing and difficult time for everyone.
Coulters are doing their best to clarify what is being proposed for each and every transaction. Please bear with us whilst we try to obtain information and guidance. Due to remote working, please try to communicate by email where possible as this makes it easier for us to share work. We are also able to offer an alternative digital solution to our clients instead of traditional face-to-face services with virtual property viewings, where we can easily give advice, share documents and property appraisals.
We are all affected by this and we would ask you to be as patient and understanding as possible during a time which is difficult and trying for everyone. In the end, though the health and safety of one and all are paramount. We thank you for your cooperation and please keep yourselves and your families safe.