Surveyors ready to meet ‘pent-up demand’ as housing market gets set to reopen


WITH hundreds of people looking to have Home Reports undertaken, DM Hall has prepared a video outlining five steps for a safe survey as lockdown restrictions

The firm of chartered surveyors is ready to start work again on Monday 29 June in line with government guidelines.

DM Hall said that with a wait list ‘in the many hundreds’, administrative staff will contact each household ahead of the visit to ensure everyone is in good health. The surveyor will then phone the homeowner to confirm that he or she is on their way and ensure that everyone in the property remains well with no symptoms, and that no one has been self-isolating within the last 14 days. If so, the appointment will be re-arranged.

Every day, surveyors will check and confirm they have sufficient PPE including gloves, masks, hand gel, and paper towels.

DM Hall’s managing partner Eric Curran said, “We have adhered closely throughout the lockdown to government and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) guidelines. The only homes we have surveyed over the last three months have been uninhabited properties and, even then, only if we were informed of an essential or urgent requirement.

Eric Curran

“There is, we believe, significant pent-up demand in the Scottish marketplace, and it is our role, acting within all published guidelines, to meet that demand now that we have been given the go-ahead. Our preparations have been extensive and highly detailed, and we eagerly await Monday 29 June when we will return safely to work.”

The video setting out five steps for a safe survey can be viewed here: