Surveying advice on housing and property

Read some of our helpful surveying articles written by reallymoving.

What is a Chartered Surveyor?

Before attempting to buy a property, you might never have heard of a property surveyor or a chartered building surveyor.

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Untangling 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

How to choose a Chartered Surveyor

One of the most important things you can do for your future property is get a decent survey - but how do you pick the right surveyor?

Surveying Advice, Surveying Process

Moving to a flood plain - check your insurance suggests home movers check whether their potential property lies on a flood plain as this may pose an insurance risk.

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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.

Surveying Process

What is a Building Survey?

Find out what a Building Survey (previously a Structural Survey) is with our informative guide.

Surveying Process

What is underpinning?

What is underpinning and what should you do if you suspect a property has been underpinned? Our guide will help you find out.

Surveying Process

Dry Rot - what you need to know

The word dry rot will send shivers down the spine of every homeowner, and rightly so. Dry rot spores surround us everyday, unseen to the human eye.

Surveying Advice

Subsidence Cracks – what to do if you think you have subsidence

Need some answers about subsidence? Here are the facts on what it is, how it presents and who to contact if you think your property has subsidence.

Surveying Advice