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I recently used Cockrams Surveying to carry out a survey on a very appealing looking bungalow in a lane not too far from Truro Hospital. This bungalow is freshly painted white and sits in a delightful garden. All appeared most promising.

However, following a very thorough survey it proved not to be so. A huge number of problems were unearthed, the main issue being that the property is vastly overpriced by £20.000. The entire roof needs extensive repair work which will be costly.

The guttering needs realigning. The double glazed windows are of an age where they will all need replacing in the near future. No ventilation inlets in the roof space thus increasing damp and condensations risk.[These inlets would need to be installed ]

No heating nor external extractor fan in the kitchen. Not even a smoke or carbon monoxide detector in the house. The central heating system was found to be very old and the 6mm micro-bore pipework is known to be inadequate and will need to be upgraded soon thus resulting in huge expense and much redecoration. There are many more problems within the house which need to be put right, the list goes on and on. There is an obvious risk of rain water entering the property from off the long and sloping driveway, a drain needs to be installed to avoid potential flooding. The patio slopes down toward the house thus driving water into the footings of the house ! ! ! I shall stop now, but the report mentions many more problems that must be dealt with especially before signing contracts.

So that is my warning to anyone who may be considering buying a property without having a survey carried out. All that glistens is not gold. Buyer beware. Thankfully the truth was revealed to me and I have walked away (very quickly I might add}
However, I notice that this property remains on the market, and not yet reduced to it's correct value. So again I say, Buyer BEWARE!

On this note I recommend Cockrams Surveying for their thoroughness and their ability to expose any problems that might cause huge heartbreak.

B.V
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22 Lemon St Truro TR1 2LS United Kingdom
22 Lemon StGBTruroTR1 2LS
Property Management Company
Always providing our clients with a high standard of personal service and commitment at competitive prices.

Cockrams Surveying is an Independent company of Chartered Surveyors specialising in providing residential property advice covering all areas of Cornwall and Devon including Torbay. Our independent practice is dedicated to offering the highest standards of service utilising our wide knowledge and understanding of the property market, properties and locations throughout Cornwall and Devon.

Our rapidly growing business is based upon the principle of providing our clients with a high standard of personal service and commitment at competitive prices.

For information about the services we can offer including Valuations, RICS Homebuyers Surveys, Building Surveys, Residential Energy Performance Assessments, and Commercial Energy Performance Assessments to level 4.

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Jo Pyrah
reviewed a year ago
Really fast & professional service & good value - second time I have used this company - would recommend them every time.
Ashley Whittome
reviewed 3 months ago
Colin's service was excellent.