Surveying advice on housing and property

Read some of our helpful surveying articles written by reallymoving.

How to cut your energy costs

With the relentless rise of energy costs and the growing awareness of our environmental impact, reducing energy consumption at home and improving your property’s efficiency rating has never been more important.

EPCs

Home Reports and Mortgage Valuations

Your Home Report does not need to include a Mortgage Valuation. We outline what it needs to contain.

Scotland, Home Reports

What are conveyancing disbursements?

'Disbursements' are the extra costs that your solicitor will need to pass on to you at the end of the buying or selling process.

Conveyancing, Costs and Fees

Shared ownership versus shared equity

More first time buyers are jumping on the ladder in 2018, but it's not always easy.

Conveyancing, Before you buy, First time buyer

Why do I need a home survey?

As a first time buyer, your first home purchase is probably the most significant and most important financial transaction you will have made to date.

Buying a house, First time buyer

What happens after mortgage offer is accepted?

First and foremost, congratulations are in order! You’ve already jumped through numerous hoops to get to this stage in the home-buying journey, and the offer for your first home has been accepted. So what happens next?

Buying a house, First time buyer

Buying a new build home versus buying an existing home

To a first time buyer, both new builds and existing homes have advantages and disadvantages - you just have to decide what you want.

Conveyancing, Before you buy, First time buyer

Freehold vs leasehold properties

Even if you know what leasehold and freehold properties are, figuring out which is the best option for you can be confusing.

Conveyancing, Before you buy, First time buyer

Negotiating a house offer

For first time buyers the opportunity to finally make an offer on the house of your dreams is one you will grab with both hands.

Conveyancing, Before you buy, First time buyer