Covid

Covid-19 Update March 2020

Like many of you, we have been closely monitoring the evolving circumstances surrounding COVID-19. Following the latest guidance and measures by the UK government, our staff are working remotely wherever possible. An exception to this is the maintenance team, who are undertaking emergency visits to properties whilst adhering to social distancing practices as recommended by the government.

We would like to assure that you we are fully enabled for remote working and will continue business operations as normal in this period. We are maintaining a regular dialogue with our tenants and encourage anyone with concerns to contact their estate manager www.sorbonestates.com/about-us/our-team/

While the situation is evolving rapidly, we continue to take action where we can and are closely monitoring events. We want to thank our tenants for their patience and co-operation at this time.

Tenants in financial difficulty 

Please get in touch with your estate manager as a first port of call. We are fully enabled to work remotely and will be available to handle your request, although we do ask for your patience at this time. We will consider each case individually and will come back to you within five working days of your request.

On 17 March, the government announced a £350 billion package of measures to help businesses and households during this time, including government-backed loans to assist in the payment of employees' wages, grants for small firms and a year without business rates for all retail, hospitality and leisure businesses. We advise all our tenants to make use of these measures where possible, as well as utilising the resources and guidance from industry bodies such as Bira, the British Independent Retailers Association and a partner of Sorbon Estates, which is providing advice to its members on COVID-19.

Tenants with maintenance issues

Our maintenance team continue to operate in this period but are attending to emergencies and critical work only whilst adhering to social distancing practices as outlined by the government.

Tenants enquiring about commercial properties

We are currently looking into providing virtual tours of our properties however in the meantime please enquire on the specific development page on the website and either ourselves or the agent will get back to you as soon as possible.

Tenants enquiring about residential properties

We do have some residential lettings vacancies currently available. Please contact our residential surveyor Lee Scowen 01494 683823 if you wish to make an enquiry.

How we're helping

Shanly Foundation, the charitable arm of the Shanly Group, are donating to initiatives that are supporting the fight against Covid-19 and helping those affected. To find out more about the Shanly Foundation Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund visit shanlyfoundation.com

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