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Thank you so much for your very detailed report. …… We would just like to let you know that we do appreciate the excellent work that you have done for us which is very detailed and easy to understand. Also we would like to thank Sue for her determination with regard to getting access to the property - we have been most impressed on both counts!

Mr and Mrs R Willock

Thank you very much for Richard’s and your work on this comprehensive survey. It’s an excellent report, not only for our purchase but also for future maintenance planning and reference

Mr J Beckwith

We definitely recommend Hocking Associates. We had a Building Survey Report (Level 3) carried out. The report provided was comprehensive, very professional and will serve to guide us on work needed on the property both before and after we take up residence. Our experience of dealing with Richard and Sue was great. Everything was done when he said it would be and they’ve also continued to be helpful since the survey was completed.

Elena and Giles

… Thank you too for being so prompt and delivering exactly what was promised.

Ms C Idiens

A million thanks for emailing thru Richard’s survey - this is one heck of a report, and we’re hugely grateful to Richard for being so particular…. A million thanks again.

Ms P Parker

Thank you so much for sending this report on so quickly. …. Please thank Richard again for his care and attention and for a very helpful report.

Ms K Brown

I just want to thank you for your Report, and our subsequent telephone conversation yesterday. The Report is exactly what I was after, gets to the heart of the matter and details the information required to make a clear and informed decision. Too often you look at a report and it skirts around the real issues and purely focuses on the cosmetics, which is not what is required.

Mr S Chamberlain

Thank you very much for the report. It was absolutely brilliant and has been very helpful….. Thank you again for all your help.

Mr A Paterson

Mr. Hocking acted as expert witness for us in a complex and contentious trespass and boundary dispute case heard at Truro County Court. The Successful outcome was in our opinion in no small part due to Mr. Hocking's expert report and his expert evidence given in court. Mr. Hocking had immediately fully grasped all of the circumstances and throughout was sensitive and considerate towards us and our position whilst also being independent and professional. Based on our personal experience we are happy to recommend Mr. Hocking's services including being an expert witness.

Nigel Sumpter

Thank you so much for this {the report} and the hard copies which have come through - wow you do a ‘proper job’ - thank you so much. Super.

Dr M Moran

Very many thanks for all your recent help and the report. Very much appreciated. ……. I would like to add that every dealing we have had with you has been a pleasure and very impressive in terms of speed and detail. Should we have occasion, we will ask for your assistance again and in the meantime recommend you to all we meet in need of any property advice.

Mr and Mrs J Carrick

Thank you so much for sending this report on so quickly……. Please thank Richard again for his care and attention and for a very helpful report.

Mrs K Brown

Thanks for the survey so quickly, that was excellent and all of the detail so useful. ……Thanks again, it was an excellent service.

Ms J Jakeman

Thank you very much for the report and the quick turnaround – very much appreciated. …. Thanks again for your great service, if we don’t end up going with this place we will use you for any future surveying work!

Mr B Morgan

May I thank you for two first class surveys. The survey for ***** Cottage secured a 5k reduction in purchase…. and the flat in Marazion is having remedial works to roofing and guttering prior to purchase.

Mr and Mrs J McDermott

Richard Hocking’s work reflected a highly observant attitude and clarity of presentation. It neither exaggerated nor minimised practicalities of household maintenance and replacement in the future. Where he did not undertake full investigation of certain aspects, such as flooring joists beneath boards and carpets, he stated this overtly. He also assessed white goods & decorative materials in use about the property, including wall coverings which might lift plaster off if we redecorate. He bore in mind our family needs on arrival and recommended immediate action where appropriate, thus helping us prepare for any trades people and also reassuring us about the good condition of bathroom and kitchen. The firm was exceptionally prompt and responsive to the urgency of our commission.

Ms J Eades

We were delighted with the work you did and the way it was presented to us - it was really helpful to have the photos, particularly of the more inaccessible places, so we could see what was being referred to and understand the issues raised.... Thank you very much for an excellent piece of work and we would be very happy to recommend you to anyone we hear is looking for a survey.

Mr & Mrs D Heard

May I thank you for your comprehensive Defects and Valuation Reports. In addition I must thank you for your invaluable professional advice.

Mr G Bonsall

Thank you for your comprehensive report on the problems at my rental property and the speed with which you produced it.

Mr G Cook

Many thanks for your prompt attention. Should we buy any residential properties within our company operation I would be pleased to contact you again.

Mr J Smith

May we just take this opportunity to thank you for a very detailed and comprehensive report. Should we ever be asked to recommend a surveyor in Cornwall your services will be mentioned. Many thanks again.

Mr & Mrs D Brassett

Thank you for sending us Richard's report so promptly. We very much appreciate its thoroughness and I'd be grateful if you'd pass on our thanks to him

Ms J McCurrach

Thanking you and Richard for prompt responses and excellent service.

Mr J Brooks

Many thanks for the excellent survey and your assistance with the explanation thereof. We were highly impressed and pleased with your work and will be very happy to use your services in any future dealings, in addition to recommending you to our friends. Many thanks again.

P Peterson RBA

Thank you for your reports. We've found them comprehensive and very useful in helping us look at different ways forward.

Ms A Wigzell

Thank you very much for your report. It was and will be a very helpful document. I am impressed you were able to produce something so thorough and professional so quickly.

Mr A Beevor

Thank you for such an in-depth survey.... we were most impressed!

Mr & Mrs L Carr

Please can you pass our thanks on to Richard for the clear and thorough Survey Report that he did for my Mum. I found it easy to read and informative and it gave very clear actions that would need to be/may need to be taken with regards to the property in the future. The numerous photos were also particularly helpful. Thanks again!

Mrs S Leathley

Sincere thanks Richard for forwarding me a copy of your detailed snagging list. The report is meticulous and presented in a most professional way.

Mr M Newey, Property Developer