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COVID-19 Statement

To comply with Public Health England’s requirements, we have adopted the following inspection procedures so we can provide a safe approach to yourselves as the client and ourselves as Surveyors.

We feel it is important that you are aware that Tracey and I are a husband and wife Chartered Surveyors firm made up of only ourselves and working from our home environment.  This environment is a detached house located in a semi-rural location set within the East Midlands.

Although Tracey has no need to leave our home office, I will continue to travel to appointments but will reduce the time that I need to leave my car.  This will involve refuelling at “pay-at-the-pump” filling stations, using drive through facilities for refreshments if required and making sure I have the appropriate necessities for my working day prior to leaving home including the relevant PPE equipment.

The two metre social distancing advice will be complied with during the inspection as follows

  • An appointment time will be arranged for arrival within a specified hour.
  • We will provide you with an on-line questionnaire when you confirm the appointment time – this will answer our normal enquiries which would have been made with a face to face meeting.
  • The Surveyor will then attach a face mask to protect the client and latex gloves to protect the Surveyor.
  • The Surveyor will knock on the door and then withdraw two metres. The client and occupiers can either leave the property to the garden/car or garage, or self-isolate as a whole in one room but we will require the occupants to wear face masks as necessary.
  • The Surveyor will inspect the property internally to assess the condition and layout. This inspection should take approximately five minutes. It is important that all internal doors are left open if possible.
  • The surveyor will discuss any issues regarding the inspection or pre-filled questionnnaire and advise on the process to follow for the submission to Target.
  • This submission process will be re-confirmed by email when the Valuation Report is sent to the client.


If you wish to discuss any part of this procedure, then please contact us.


Richard and Tracey Harmer.



R J Harmer Ltd has been established for over 25 years and offers professional advice to a number of National Clients.

Our services range from Part Exchange Agency to the specialism of Help to Buy valuations, property survey and valuation and New Homes sales and land agency.

Our personal and professional approach has allowed us to develop on a National Basis and offer our clients a reliable and efficient service – indeed many of our national clients have been with us since we began.

Our geographical area for Help to Buy valuations has a national coverage. We cover most of the Midland cities, including Leicester, Lincoln, Nottingham, Derby, York, Sheffield, Leeds and Birmingham . Our regional counties include. Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire,

Hi Tracey Many thanks for sending this through and for the advice – most helpful. I have just sent the documents and spoken with Target on the phone (Caitlyn) who took my payment, looked over the documents and uploaded them to the redemption team as we spoke. Thanks again for yours and Richard’s help. All the Continue Reading

Hi Tracey, I would like to let you and Richard know that my Help to Buy Redemption has now been successfully completed. Thank you both for your great service and valuable advice with regards to the redemption process, much appreciated. Regards   –   Amit/Roshni

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