Category “Property”

Measured Surveys and Existing Drawings – Cockrams Surveyors in Cornwall

Monday, 25 April, 2022

A measured survey, as indicated by the name, is a survey and measurements taken of an existing building/structure or land to provide accurate existing ‘to scale’ drawings which usually include existing floor plans and elevation drawings but can also include roof plans, section drawings and other construction detail drawings depending on the client’s requirements, the … Read More »

RICS Red Book Valuations – Property prices in Cornwall

Wednesday, 13 April, 2022

What is a Red Book Valuation? The Red Book Global Standards is a publication issued by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and details requirements and practices for RICS members to follow when carrying out valuations. The latest version of the RICS Valuation – Global Standards (‘Red Book Global Standards’) became effective from January … Read More »

What is a Snagging List and how does this differ from a pre-purchase survey?

Tuesday, 5 April, 2022

A snagging list is considered by many when purchasing a new-build property. There is sometimes confusion as to how a snagging list differs to a pre-purchase survey and the benefits of a snagging list versus a pre-purchase survey. A snagging list typically relates to unfinished works or defects associated with new-build properties and provides a … Read More »

The Help to Buy equity loan scheme – are you looking to buy your first home in Cornwall?

Friday, 25 March, 2022

The Help to Buy equity loan scheme is an affordable home ownership scheme set up by the Government. This scheme was previously an option for many buyers but is now only offered to first-time buyers who have not previously owned a property or land in the UK or abroad. The scheme, administered by Target HCA, … Read More »

Carrying out works to your property? You may need to consider the Party Wall etc. Act 1996

Sunday, 20 February, 2022

Many homeowners in England and Wales are still unaware of their obligations under this act as a result of planned works to their property where these works evoke the Party Wall etc. Act 1996.   The act can apply depending on the nature and location of works being carried out but will be evoked where … Read More »

Should I get a Pre-Purchase Survey, particularly on a New Build property?

Saturday, 22 January, 2022

It will likely continue to be a topic of debate for a long time to come….should I have a survey on a new build property before commitment to purchase? and you are likely to be receive different opinions and answers to this question for many reasons.   Regardless of the age of a property and … Read More »

Moving Home Enters the 21st Century

Monday, 22 June, 2020

Across the last 10 years we have seen phenomenal leaps in technology. We don’t have to look any further than companies we now use every day – Uber, Deliveroo, Tesla and so on. But, when it comes to moving home things have been relatively stagnant. Every time we move home it seems to be the … Read More »

Freehold Versus Leasehold Properties, Knowing The Difference

Monday, 16 March, 2020

Two types of domains and tenures of property law dominate the occupancy and homeownership in the UK, freehold, and leasehold. Though both look similar, the differences get revealed as you delve deeper into the laws, rules, and regulations surrounding them. The complexity of situations can be tricky. Hence, it is essential to know about them. … Read More »

Benefits Of Hiring A Mortgage Advisor

Monday, 16 March, 2020

What should you do? Should you try to find out the best mortgage deal or give a buzz to some mortgage advisor in the town? Every potential buyer has this question in mind. The decision is purely personal. If you find yourself confident in dealing with the mortgage agent, then there is no harm in … Read More »

Searching For A Home In A New Area? Don’t Forget To Consider These Things

Monday, 16 March, 2020

When you are searching home in a new area, it is imperative to spend some time in research. Weigh up all available choices before making one property final. These essential aspects are for everyone, a citizen of the UK, or immigrant. Assess these aspects in every prospective location to make sure you feel at home … Read More »