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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.

What happens after mortgage offer is accepted?

First and foremost, congratulations are in order! You’ve already jumped through numerous hoops to get to this stage in the home-buying journey, and the offer for your first home has been accepted. So what happens next?

Surveys, Buying a house, First time buyer

How to complain about your Chartered Surveyor

Here's what you can do if you are unhappy with your surveyor.

Surveys, Surveying Process

What type of survey do I need?

Our guide will help you decide what type of house survey you require for the house you are buying.

Surveys, Surveying Process

Plants and trees that your surveyor will check out

It is important to ensure your Chartered Surveyor is aware of any plants and trees that may have structural damage or pose a danger.

Surveys, Plants and Gardens, Surveying Advice

What is a Building Survey?

Find out what a Building Survey (previously a Structural Survey, also known as a Level 3 survey) is with our informative guide.

Surveys, Surveying Process

Home Report FAQs

Frequently asked questions about the Home Report required for residents in Scotland

Surveys, Scotland, Home Reports

Why use a RICS surveyor?

Buying a home? Find out how you can benefit from the expert guidance of a RICS Chartered Surveyor for your house survey.

Surveys, Surveying Advice

What is a HomeBuyer Report?

Learn about what a HomeBuyer Report includes and find out when you might need one.

Surveys, Surveying Process

Do I still need a HIP?

No, you don't, but you do need an Energy Performance Certificate if you are selling your home. HIPs were suspended in May 2010 and formally abolished by the Coalition.

Surveys, EPCs