Surveying advice on housing and property

Read some of our helpful surveying articles written by reallymoving.

5 things you could do better if you had a bigger home

If you feel like you’re starting to outgrow your home, there could be many benefits to getting somewhere bigger.

Before you buy, Help and Advice

Should you pay off your mortgage early?

Whether you’ve got a lump sum or a little extra available every month, is paying off your mortgage early the best thing to do?

Help and Advice, Costs and Fees

Right to Buy guide

Right to Buy has been a contentious scheme ever since it came into being in the 1980s – but what is it, and how can it help you get on the property ladder?

Buying a house, Help and Advice

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

How to decide on a house buying budget

If you’re looking for a new home, it’s important to consider what you’re willing (and able) to spend on a property. Here’s our top ways to find the right budget for your move.

Buying a house

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?

Your new home is going to be one of your biggest purchases - but you don't want to pay over the odds. So how much does conveyancing really cost?

Conveyancing, Costs and Fees

How to negotiate a great deal on your new home

The property market can be confusing when it comes to pricing, but don't end up paying more than you need to - learn how to make a compelling offer and negotiate with our guide.

Buying a house