Surveying advice on housing and property

Read some of our helpful surveying articles written by reallymoving.

What is a Chartered Surveyor?

A Chartered Surveyor is a type of building surveyor that may carry out your property survey - but what do they do?

Surveying Advice

How to Identify 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

Choosing a Building Surveyor: Your Essential Guide

One of the most important things you can do for your future property is get a home survey. But how do you choose a great surveyor?

Surveying Advice, Surveying Process

Floodplain Living: House Insurance Guide

Living in a flood risk area may pose an insurance risk. What protection is available?

Surveying Advice

Choosing the Right Building Survey for Your Needs

The building survey you need may depend on the type and age of the property you want to buy - here's how to tell which one is right for you.

Surveying Process

What is a Building Survey (Level 3 Survey)?

A Building Survey (Level 3 Survey) is the most detailed home survey, but what does it include and is it right for you?

Surveying Process

What is Underpinning? An Essential Guide

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: Identification and Solutions

The words 'dry rot' will send shivers down the spine of every homeowner, and rightly so.

Surveying Advice

Think You Have Subsidence? Essential Steps to Take Immediately

If you're considering buying a property with subsidence, it's not a dealbreaker. But ensure you know why it's occurring and how to treat it.

Surveying Advice