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Taxes and Brexit reduced the charm of London Property Market

Wednesday, 12 April, 2017

What do upmarket estate agents feel about the overall property market scenario in London? Well, the majority of them believe that the EU (European Union) referendum and increased taxes brought incredible pessimism in the property markets of the capital city. Last year, sellers had to accept realistic offers as people did not want to spend […]

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 […]

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 […]

Not Getting Any Clarity About What Is There In The Property White Paper? Here Are Some Insights

Friday, 24 February, 2017

There is a big noise about the Housing White Paper released by the government recently.  Well, everybody has a different interpretation of it which leads to utter confusion.  While the government claims that the release announces reforms for planning, development and construction policy per se, property owners and brokers don’t think on the similar lines. […]

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 […]

An Expat Property Buyer In The UK? Here Is Every Bit of Information Vital For You

Wednesday, 25 January, 2017

In spite of property rates in London (and in the United Kingdom in general) higher than other countries, expats still find it lucrative. It is the reason; the demand didn’t drop in last decade. Though there has been a decline in the recent past due to socio-economic factors, experts feel that it will bounce back […]

Survey in Newquay

Friday, 20 January, 2017

Colin Cockram recently undertook a survey on a detached former farm house tucked away in a rural location between Newquay and Chiverton Cross. When inspecting the rear left bedroom it was noted that there was very significant penetrating dampness evident between the junction of the ceilings and walls part of which is formed in a […]

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 […]

Survey on an 1890 property

Wednesday, 11 January, 2017

Cockrams Surveying Ltd recently undertook a survey in Falmouth. The property is likely to have been constructed around 1890 which most likely included a single storey solid brick and stone scullery to the rear. This was extended to the side in the 1950s or 1960s and most likely under government grant assistance that was available […]

Survey on a semi-detached bungalow

Wednesday, 11 January, 2017

Cockrams Surveying Ltd recently undertook a survey on a semi-detached bungalow within Truro city. This was a probate sale and our instructions were to undertake an RICS Homebuyers Survey and Valuation. This property had a double pitched and hipped roof all covered with interlocking double Roman style concrete tiles over a cut timber rafter and […]