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We study the property market to bring you interesting and relevant news from the world of property buying, selling and more in the UK and abroad.

Surveys

Understand the surveying process with our extensive range of articles and guides. Whether you need advice on getting a HomeBuyers Report or a Building Survey, our house survey guides can help.

How can I tell the difference between damp and condensation?

It's easy to be concerned about damp when you're viewing a prospective property - but can you tell what you're looking for?

Surveys

RICS at 150: Celebrating 150 years of surveying

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) which was first established in 1868 – during the industrial revolution – to regulate the construction industry.

Surveys, Surveying Advice

Is Japanese knotweed standing in the way of your dream home?

The dreaded plant is invasive, quick and destructive - but there's no reason to let it stop you from buying your dream property. Our guest post from Environet can tell you why...

Surveys

Why are Scottish sellers concerned about Home Reports

reallymoving asks why Scottish sellers are increasingly concerned about Home Reports and whether something similar would ever be introduced in England and Wales. 

Surveys

10 Year Anniversary of the EPC – what is it, and why is it important?

This week marks the 10 year anniversary of the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), but what does this mean for you? 

Surveys

The importance of home surveys

Instant home moving quote website reallymoving.com takes a look at the importance of home surveys and outlines the latest changes to the HomeBuyer Report

Surveys

Neighbourly disputes – what you need to tell buyers

Reallymoving.com takes a look at a property seller’s responsibility when it comes to declaring neighbourly disputes. 

Conveyancing, Surveys

Your sinkhole questions answered

We have invited PropertyDetective to discuss an important topic on the blog today - sinkholes. Those near St Albans and in other areas around the country understand the shock and fear which can be associated with the threat of a sinkhole.

Surveys

Home buyer worries when booking a survey

6,000 people a month use reallymoving.com to get quotes for a survey for a house they're planning to buy.  Many people highlight a specific area of concern that they need the surveyor to look at when completing their survey.  We have analysed the most common areas of concern from survey requests over the past 12 months and summarised them in the chart below.

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