Surveying advice on housing and property

Read some of our helpful surveying articles written by reallymoving.

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

How to choose a great Chartered Surveyor

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

Moving to a flood plain - check your insurance

Living on a floodplain may post an insurance risk.

Surveying Advice

What type of survey do I need?

The 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?

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

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

Damp survey

Get the facts on structural damp, the types of damp that may be present in a home and why it’s important to get a HomeBuyer Report before purchasing a house.

Surveying Advice