Posts tagged with “property”

‘Unique Selling Point’ (USL) and Building Survey in 2010

Friday, 29 September, 2017

We started undertaking “look see” drain scans on properties in 2010 initially as a ‘unique selling point’ (USL) but have long since realised the benefits of these scans to find very significant defects even when there are no blockages evident. This was certainly the case on a recent property where we undertook a Building Survey … Read More »

Want To Know Everything About Shared Ownership?

Thursday, 30 March, 2017

Is budget a constraint for you to dream a fantastic new house? Do you think it is not possible for you to accept loans or save huge money? If yes, then shared ownership is a better solution. It is a route that gains increasing popularity throughout the UK. Ask about to any of the affordable … Read More »

Want To Know The Top Five Things That Will Be Impacting The Real Estate In 2017?

Saturday, 11 March, 2017

The real estate market in the UK is not unaffected by the global aspects. Experts feel that though the 2017 shows a promising start, there could be several ups and downs in the coming months depending on the overall market trends in the US and worldwide. Interested in knowing the top ten aspects? Here are … Read More »

De-clutter Your House First If You Are Planning To Sell It In 2017

Wednesday, 15 February, 2017

Are you planning to move to some other place this year? Well, it is a great idea indeed if you have been living in this locality for quite some time. The world has changed tremendously in the recent past, and you also need a change.  The idea of getting relocated to some other part of … Read More »

Welcome 2017 With Positive Hopes About The London Property Market

Wednesday, 18 January, 2017

As the year 2016 ends and people welcome the New Year with tremendous enthusiasm; isn’t it the right time to have a retrospective analysis of what did happen in the London property market last year? Look at the charts of the price ratio between the properties of London and out of London. The gap is … Read More »

look see’ CCTV drain scans

Tuesday, 10 January, 2017

We at Cockrams Surveying undertake ‘look see’ CCTV drain scans (where access permits) on our intermediate and full building surveys. We have always considered this is necessary on older properties as defective drains can wash out the ground and cause foundation movement. Blockages in drains can also expose occupants to significant health risks including rodents … Read More »

What Should Come First, Mortgage Valuation Or Survey? Here Is The Answer!

Saturday, 10 December, 2016

In the challenging economies, it is really a stressful time when you buy a property. Yes, there is a joy of owning your ‘own’ home, apartment or farm house but at the same time it is the time when you need to be organized the most. There is always a mode of uncertainty and indecision … Read More »

US Presidential Elections: Impacts on the UK Economy

Thursday, 10 November, 2016

Well, the results of ‘much talked about’ US elections have been declared and Donald Trump would be the 45th President. Finally, it is the end of a high-voltage drama. As the dust would get settled in the coming days, analysts and experts will be in a better position of analyzing the impacts of it. Experts … Read More »

Should We Worry About The Foreign Investment In Real Estate London?

Wednesday, 19 October, 2016

By the time you finish reading this article about the foreign investment in the real estate market in London, somebody from China, Germany, or India would have bought a property in London. You will be amazed to know that local real estate market has been so much dominated by foreign investors that experts blame them … Read More »

Measured Survey, What, How and Why?

Tuesday, 9 August, 2016

Measured building surveys are carried out for verification and record purpose. They are also used for calculating the area and identifying gaps between the original plan and actual construction, and also to measure floor plans, elevations, sections, etc. Architects, surveyors, and builders appoint expert agencies to carry out the work effectively and efficiently. With a … Read More »