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 »
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 »
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 »
On a recent inspection on a property in Cornwall, our surveyor, having been instructed to undertake a Building Survey could not believe what they were seeing. Inspecting the windows and checking seals for blown double glazing units the surveyor identified that the seals had deteriorated and double-glazed units had failed. This being a potentially large … Read More »
If there is an area big enough to crawl through, we will, as far as we possibly can. Whether these are sub-floor voids or small roof spaces, we have the flexibility both physically and with the equipment available to us to view difficult to see places. Colin Cockram, one of our director’s got a little … Read More »
Our ‘look see’ drainage scan proves its worth time and time again. Depending on the drainage channels their length and condition, defects below ground could be costly. A ‘look see’ drainage scan provides you as a potential purchaser, an eyes wide open perspective of the property. We have recently identified a series of defects to … 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.
If you are looking for buying property in an area that not only brings a lifestyle change but also adds a few bucks to your wallet?
Colin Cockram recently surveyed a substantial Victorian house I am buying. I strongly recommend him to other purchasers of houses in the area. Colin was most helpful and informative before, during and after the survey. His survey was thorough – even going to the extent of unblocking some drains so that he could provide entry … Read More »