Surveying advice on housing and property

Read some of our helpful surveying articles written by reallymoving.

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.

Plants and Gardens, Surveying Advice

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.

Surveying Advice

What is a HomeBuyer Report?

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

Surveying Process

Should you rent or buy a property?

The decision to buy your own property is a big one, and there may be times when you’re torn between renting or buying. There are some situations where one is preferable to the other. But how do you decide?

Buying a house, Before you buy, Renting

What is the Help to Buy ISA?

If you’re trying to save for a deposit as a first time buyer, a Help to Buy ISA is a supported government scheme that rewards you for saving.

Before you buy

Conveyancing costs – what should I expect to pay?

When it comes to conveyancing fees, it’s fair to be a little wary. After all your new home is going to be one of your biggest purchases.

Conveyancing, Costs and Fees

The first time buyer's guide to mortgages

First time buyers can struggle with how much goes into buying a first home – if it’s not finding conveyancing solicitors or Chartered Surveyors, it’s saving up a deposit and choosing the right property.

First Time Buyers, Buying a house, Before you buy

Whitepaper on transparency for solicitor legal fees

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) have called for studies into the transparency of legal fees and services, in order to explore whether customers were able to make informed purchasing decisions.

Conveyancing, Costs and Fees

First time buyer changes to Stamp Duty: FAQ

On 22nd November 2017 the rules regarding Stamp Duty for first time buyers changed. We're answering some of the questions arising from the Stamp Duty exemption for first time buyers.

First Time Buyers, Buying a house, Costs and Fees, First time buyer