COVID-19 Coronavirus

Coronavirus has, as we are all aware, had a significant impact on all our lives and the way we interact with each other. It has also had a significant impact on our business and how we operate.

Following the latest government advice, our office remains closed to members of the public. We will however, continue to operate behind closed doors and we will conduct our business by telephone, post or email as far as it is possible. Should it be necessary for your solicitor to see you in person, they will arrange an appointment for you to attend the office.

Please read our appointment guidance notes before attending an appointment. These arrangements will remain in place for the foreseeable future and until such time that the government guidance changes.

We are doing our best

The current restrictions mean that we are operating with reduced staffing levels. The shortage of staff within the office will sometimes lead to longer than usual wait times for your calls to be answered and for us to reply to your enquiries. We ask for your understanding and patience during this very difficult time for everyone.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause to our clients but we hope that you can appreciate that this action continues to be necessary to protect our staff and clients.

The best way to contact us is by email to ansdell@whdarbyshire.co.uk

As the latest news and advice around coronavirus continues to evolve quickly, we're working hard to offer you the best service we can.

Buying and Selling Property

The government has issued some revised guidance for the public and the industry in relation to home buying and selling.

Following the announcement on Tuesday 12th May, government advice is,
"that people who wish to move home can do so."

Conveyancers can open for business and can take on new instructions. They should make sure their clients are aware of the differences in completing transactions during this period.

Read the guidance. This will open in a new tab.

Whilst we are doing our best to provide a service, not all members of our conveyancing team are working and we have a larger caseload. As a result, we are having to prioritise work based on the stage and circumstances of each transaction. Those closest to exchange of contracts and completion will be prioritised.

Please be aware that there may be several delays which affect conveyancing. For example, delays with the Royal Mail delivering post, local authority and/or water authorities offering reduced services etc. As a result, some transactions are progressing more slowly than usual and we kindly ask that you bear with us.

Last Updated 28th May 2020

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