New septic tank rules came into force on 1st January 2015. Regardless of age, the drainage system must meet The Environmental Agency General Binding Rules. Two of the relevant British Standards currently in force are; BS EN 12566 – 3:2016 Small wastewater treatment systems for up to 50 persons. Packaged and/or site assembled domestic … Read More »
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 »
When you are looking for a property, it is essential to make the decision systematically. It applies everywhere, London or Cornwall. Whether to buy a new one or resale property depends on your choice. The blog talks about some driving factors affecting your decision. Are you in a hurry? If your investment has to finish … Read More »
The trend of having share ownership accommodation has been quite popular nowadays. People don’t want to pay the recurring amount on rent but don’t want to spend the heavy price for property either.
Have you seen the details of the Budget 2018? Well, if you are a person who takes a deep interest in the financial matters, then you must have done it. However, for those who are not very keen to know about it but are planning to buy a property next year must read it thoroughly. … Read More »
Due to various reasons, the property market in the UK has shown various ups and downs. You take any place in the country, some have performed exceptionally well, and some did not. Cornwall, the calm and serene town is famous amongst the tourists for its superior natural beauty. However, statistics show that it has been … Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Property owners have many concerns. First, they need to be well-informed about the laws pertaining to property ownership. This is very necessary especially in real estate because land titles can be troublesome if not arranged beforehand. They need to understand the exact area where the property starts and ends for protection of the ownership. If all of these are realized, then a property owner is one step ahead of the others.