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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.

How best to keep your home warm and avoid insulation scams this winter

With energy prices soaring and the cost-of-living crisis biting, this winter looks set to be tough for many people.

Surveys, Help and Advice

The Building Safety Act – what is it and what impact could it have?

On April 28 2022, the Building Safety Bill received Royal Assent after passing through both Houses to become an Act of Parliament. Having passed into law, it is now known as the Building Safety Act. 

Surveys, Legal, Surveying Process, News

4 things surveyors want you to know before you get a survey

Getting a survey is a key part in the process of buying a house, but before you get a survey, here are some things that the experts at Reliable Property Group want you to know.

Surveys, Surveying Advice

5 pitfalls of not getting a property survey

If there are problems with your potential property, a survey will find them. But there’s more to getting a survey than that – here are 5 things you’d be missing out on by forgetting the survey.

Surveys, Surveying Process

What to do when a survey reveals woodworm

When a survey comes back with a surprising list of issues, it may put you off the house purchase completely. We discuss what to do if you find woodworm in your potential property.

Surveys, Surveying Advice, Surveying Process

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

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

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