Chartered Surveyors Rock


Years of Experience


Properties Inspected


Professional Services Offered

Independent Chartered Surveyors


With over 30 years experience providing surveying services throughout Rock and the surrounding area, Hocking Associates focus on complete client satisfaction by ensuring expert services that are tailored to meet the needs of each client. It is essential that you enlist the help of a professional surveyor when considering a property for purchase, as buying a home is one of the most important investments you will make in your lifetime. Our team of expert surveyors provide swift and friendly advice on the condition of the property in question, as well as a number of other residential property related services.


Established in 1987, Hocking Associates have inspected over 17000 properties from castles to cottages throughout the majority of Cornwall. Hocking Associates is an independent practice dedicated to offering in depth and unbiased advice for all clients, regardless of their requirements.


About Rock


Throughout the local area, detached houses are more frequent in Rock than any other property type. A popular destination for holidaymakers and property owners looking to buy their second home, Rock is a well-established centre for water sports such as windsurfing, sailing, water-skiing and even dinghy racing.


Services We Provide


Hocking Associates draw from a wealth of experience surveying all property types throughout Rock and the surrounding area in order to provide our clients with the very best services available. We offer 18 services in total from expert witness reports to building surveys and provide professional advice designed to provide our clients with all the information they need. Our two main services provided are the Building Condition Survey (not to be confused with the RICS Condition Report) and the Full Building Survey.


Building Condition Survey (not to be confused with the RICS Condition Report)  – A detailed survey inspecting all visible and accessible areas of the property in question. A comprehensive report will be provided to the client, where professional advice is given as to how to address any faults or major defects found within the property.


Full Building Survey – Working very much like a Building Condition Survey, a Full Building Survey is a thorough analysis of the structure, interior, exterior and all visible and accessible areas of the property in order to highlight immediate and potential problems later down the line. A detailed report is provided with relevant recommendations where appropriate.


Get In Touch


Whether you are looking for expert assistance in assessing the condition of a property for purchase, or you would like more information about the range of services we provide to clients throughout Rock and the surrounding areas, please get in touch with us today.


You can call us and speak to a member of our professional team on 01326 379222 or you can complete the form found on our Contact Us page with your name and your requirements and we will get back to you as soon as possible. You can also email your queries us at We look forward to hearing from you soon.


Areas We Cover


Hocking Associates are a team of independent chartered surveyors, offering expert advice and assistance to clients throughout Cornwall. Based in Falmouth, we primarily cover Newquay to Lands End, although we also encompass the Wadebridge, Padstow and Rock areas. We regularly carry out property inspections for clients in Mylor Bridge and Flushing, Mawnan Smith and Helford Passage, Restronguet, Truro, St Mawes, Helston, Redruth, Camborne, Penzance, Carbis Bay and St Ives as well as villages in the surrounding areas.

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Richard Hocking Chartered Surveyors
Richard C K Hocking

FRICS, F Land Inst, RICS Registered Valuer,

RICS ECO Assessor

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Richard has recently appeared as an expert advisor in an episode of the BBCs ‘Rip off Britain’, appearing alongside Julia Somerville.

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