Help and Advice on Moving house

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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.

Flooding in London

It is almost incredible to think a city like London may run the risk of being flooded. However, there are risks, so you should be prepared to ask the relevant questions before you sign on the dotted line.

Surveys, London moving advice

Subsidence in London

Find out about subsidence in London: what it is, who can help you and how your London home may be affected.

Surveys, London moving advice

What is the difference between a snagging list and a punch list?

When purchasing a new build home, you may hear both the term snagging list and punch list used by the developers. Know the difference to help avoid confusion.

Surveys, Surveying Advice

When do you need a snagging list?

A snagging list is made during a special kind of survey that you may need when purchasing a new home. But what kind of homes need a snagging list and when should you make it?

Surveys, Surveying Advice

What to include on a snagging list

When inspecting your new build home, you can compile a list of ‘snags’ that may need rectifying before you move in. Here is what you should be looking out for when making your snagging list.

Surveys, Surveying Advice

What is included in each survey?

The RICS offers three different levels of survey, each one more specialised or suited for a particular type of home. If you are buying a home, it will be helpful to know what each type of survey includes.

Surveys, Surveying Advice, Surveying Process

What happens during a valuation?

Not all surveyors and estate agents will conduct a valuation in the same way, but there are some basic rules that they’ll follow.

Surveys, Valuations

Survey or valuation - which do I need?

You’ve probably heard of surveys and valuations, but what are they and which one do you need?

Surveys, Surveying Advice, Valuations

How long does a survey take?

If you’ve had a property survey done, you may be eager to get the report back. So how long can you expect to wait?

Surveys, Surveying Process