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The ABC of Market Rental Assessments

Tuesday, 18 February, 2020

After investing price into a property that was a bit steep, you want to recover the cost as soon as possible. The easiest thing that you do is start casting a net for the tenant. However, the real challenge is not in finding a suitable tenant (of course, it is also not a kid’s play). … Read More »

A Look Forward to 2020

Monday, 6 January, 2020

We all know what our new years resolutions are and what we are hoping to do in the new year but what is happening in regards to the county and new developments set for completion in 2020? Here is a snapshot of the year ahead!   Number 1 – The Pig Some of you may … Read More »

The Dangers of Giant Hogweed

Wednesday, 18 December, 2019

GIANT HOGWEED Otherwise known as Heracleum mantegazzianum is a large member of the carrot family and is native to Eastern Europe. The plant was introduced to the UK for ornamental purposes and is typically found near watercourses, damp meadows and on waste ground. The plant is a close relative of cow parsley and can easily … Read More »

A SNAPSHOT ON HIMALAYAN BALSAM

Tuesday, 10 December, 2019

WHAT IS HIMALAYAN BALSAM? Himalayan Balsam, otherwise known as Impatiens glandulifera is a relative of the busy Lizzie, but has a much more aggressive growth rate, reaching heights of up to 3 meters. This invasive plant was introduced into the UK in 1839 from Northern India and has become problematic especially in riverbank locations. The … Read More »

JAPANESE KNOTWEED – THE £20 BILLION PROBLEM

Friday, 15 November, 2019

  Japanese Knotweed has devalued UK real estate by £20 billion according to the Independent (2018). But what is this ornamental plant and how is it affecting the industry in such a big way? Japanese Knotweed is a hardy bamboo-like perennial plant that grows quickly and can spread underground through its roots, appearing in thick … Read More »

2020 Deadline For Energy Efficiency Improvements

Friday, 1 November, 2019

  The Residential Letting Sector changed dramatically with a new Legislation requirement imposed from the 1st April 2018, that any newly let property required to achieve a minimum energy performance rating (EPC rating) of an E. As of the 1st April 2020 ALL properties within the residential rental sector will be included within this, making … Read More »

The Importance of Architectural Design Services

Wednesday, 16 October, 2019

How Can Architectural Design Services Work For You? When carrying out any alteration, extension or new build works having a professional company with experience in the field can save many headaches. The sight of skips, cement and scaffolding is something that should be a regular part of a project manager’s day not yours and as … Read More »

Cornwall Wildlife Trust Partnership

Ride the Tide

Thursday, 15 August, 2019

In October, 2019 Cockrams staff will be participating in the first fundraising event to officially launch the new partnership between Cockrams Surveyors and The Cornwall Wildlife Trust. The event will be a gruelling kayak down the river Fowey, from Lostwithiel, finishing in Fowey with the overall distance being just over 5 nautical miles (9.3km). The … Read More »

Proudly Sponsoring the Ride to Rome

Friday, 26 July, 2019

Petrolab, a mineralogy and petrography specialist based in Redruth, Cornwall are currently on the road cycling from London to Rome raising awareness and money for two charities; Admiral Nurses who work with people (and their families who are often more affected) with Alzheimers and Demelza House, which is a hospice that provides respite care and … Read More »