Surveying advice on housing and property

Read some of our helpful surveying articles written by reallymoving.

HomeBuyers Survey checklist

You've found a home you love, but now you've got to get it checked out. The best way to do that is with a survey.

Surveying Advice, Surveying Process, Costs and Fees

How to check your credit score

If you’re eager to get a mortgage, one of the first things to consider is your credit score, as it may have an impact on how much you can borrow and what rate of interest you pay.

Buying a house, Before you buy, Help and Advice

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

How much does an EPC cost?

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are a legal requirement if you are renting, selling or building a property in the UK. Find out about EPC costs with our useful guide.

EPCs