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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.

Why inaccurate EPCs could cause energy efficiency issues in UK homes

Energy Performance Certificates tell you how energy efficient your home is - but what if yours is wrong? What could the impact be, and what can you do about it?

Surveys, EPCs

Really Spooky - surveyor's ghost stories

You get a survey to assess to state of a property - not usually to find ghosts! Here our surveyors share their spooky stories of the properties they wish they hadn't entered...

Surveys

5 things you might not know about…getting a survey

Getting a survey is one of the best things you can do when starting the buying process on a property. 

Surveys, Surveying Advice

Property Innovation with Craig Rennolds

Our surveying partner Craig Rennolds has written a top ranking book offering top tips from property experts. Here he shares with us what he thinks buyers need to know.

Surveys, Surveying Advice

Surveying cavity wall insulation

If you're buying a property that has cavity wall insulation, or has had it removed, it's worth considering the long term effects on the property and its value. The results may surprise you.

Surveys

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