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Identifying a single issue with the property

Single Defect Reports

The single defect report is most commonly required by existing home owners, landlords or Property Managers who have been made aware of a problem affecting a particular part of a property and who require a bespoke report and advice on a specific matter that has been drawn to their attention.

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Planting Trees with Plant One Cornwall – Tuesday 9 January 2024



Providing a report on a bungalow in Fraddon to identify and confirm the method of construction to the main walls.  Following our inspection, we were able to confirm that the property was of pre-cast sectional reinforced concrete construction to a Cornish Unit specification.

Providing a report to a management company on the condition of flat roofs to three blocks of flats in Newquay, illustrated with colour photographs and advising on routine overhaul/repairs to keep the roofs serviceable until planned renewal.

Investigating the cause of dampness affecting a brick gable end wall to a property in Trispen and advising on repair options to manage or remedy the matter.

  • Investigating and advising on persistent, significant dampness affecting a ground floor flat in Tregony.
  • Advising on a condensation problem affecting a two bedroom tenanted house in Falmouth.
  • Investigation of a roof leak to a commercial property in Central Square, Newquay.
  • Providing a report on the condition of two chimneys to a rural property near Truro and advising on the cause of damp ingress and possible repair options.
  • Reporting on the cause and significance of render cracking to a newly renovated property at Tehidy near Camborne and advising on necessary repairs.
  • Reporting to a Management Company on the cause and significance of movement cracks affecting a block of flats in Truro.
  • Providing a report on the condition and life expectancy of a timber balcony structure to a property in Polzeath.



We offer a variety of surveys and valuations for properties, new and old – no matter the condition. Take a moment to browse our other services, below.


Our Insurance Reinstatement Valuation will use an industry standard Building Cost Information Service (BCIS) of the RICS to establish a reinstatement value that insurers use to calculate appropriate premiums.


Building Surveys

We will carry out desktop search to check on important issues before conducting a detailed on-site inspection to record the building’s condition and construction.


Home Surveys

A concise report on the condition of your property highlighting major issues enabling you to buy with confidence and assurance.

"The service has been outstanding. Quick response to our request for a survey. Julian has been so polite and informative at all times and took time to explain any queries we had. Thank you."

Mr and Mrs Price