Surveying advice on housing and property

Read some of our helpful surveying articles written by reallymoving.

Viewing tips for First Time Buyers

Top tips for First Time Buyers to know what to look out for when viewing potential homes.

Conveyancing, Before you buy, First time buyer

Right to Buy - buying your council house or housing association home in England

Government schemes to buy council and housing association homes, such as Right to Buy and Right to Acquire, are designed to help tenants improve their circumstances. Buying your own can be home a fantastic long-term investment for the future.

Conveyancing, Buying a house

Home Report FAQs

Frequently asked questions about the Home Report, required for sellers in Scotland.

Scotland, Home Reports

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.

EPCs

House hunters guide

Finding a new home can quickly become a frustrating experience and this can lead to you putting in offers out of desperation to find the property before your life turns into a series of weekend trips to the new area meeting every estate agent in town

Conveyancing, Buying a house

10 steps to improve fire safety in the home

Fire safety is an incredibly important issue, particularly in the family home - read our ten steps to prevent serious house fires occuring

EPCs

Low cost home ownership

In 2014, it has been claimed that over 1 in 4 young people between the ages of 20-34 are still living with their parents – the highest proportion since 1996.

Conveyancing, Buying a house

Planning permission

Read our beginner's guide to the outline of the planning application process

Conveyancing, Buying a house

What is gazumping? Is it legal?

If you’re looking to buy a new home – and particularly if you are a First Time Buyer – you may be wondering what ‘gazumping’ is and how you can avoid it.

Conveyancing, Buying a house