Surveying advice on housing and property

Read some of our helpful surveying articles written by reallymoving.

Why do I need a home survey?

It's easy to think you can skip getting a survey but it's one of the most important parts of a property purchase.

Buying a house

HomeBuyers Survey checklist

You've found a home you love, but now you've got to get it checked out. The best way to do that is with a survey.

Surveying Advice, Surveying Process, Costs and Fees

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?

Surveying Process

What to do after a bad house survey

It’s every home buyer’s worst nightmare. You find the house of your dreams and you’ve put in an offer, but then the survey report reads more like a horror story. It can be disappointing, frustrating and even frightening. But all is not lost! A bad survey can actually be an opportunity to get a better deal.

Surveying Advice, Surveying Process

Problems your house survey might find

You’ve had the survey completed on your potential home and you want to know if your property is a good investment. Here we’ll let you know what issues a survey might bring up, and how to deal with them.

Surveying Process

What is a property valuation

There are many reasons you might need a property valuation, especially when selling or buying property. Here we explain what a property valuation is, who carries it out, and why you might need one.

Surveying Advice, Valuations

How much does a survey cost?

A survey can save you money on your home - but how much do they cost, and how do you know you're getting a good deal?

Costs and Fees

What is a Chartered Surveyor?

A Chartered Surveyor will carry out your property survey - but what do they do?

Surveying Advice

Identifying Japanese Knotweed

Japanese knotweed can halt a house sale, but with a variety of ways to identify and treat it, it doesn't have to stop you buying your perfect home.

Before you buy, Plants and Gardens