Surveying advice on housing and property

Read some of our helpful surveying articles written by reallymoving.

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

How much does a property lawyer pay for getting my conveyancing business?

When an estate agent or other service recommends a conveyancing solicitor, it's likely they'll be getting referral fee.

Conveyancing, Costs and Fees

Explained: Solicitors' fees for buying a house

Improve your understanding of conveyancing costs and solicitor fees to avoid any last-minute financial hitches with your house move.

Conveyancing, Costs and Fees

No sale no fee conveyancing explained

We’ve all seen the television adverts promoting no win-no fee representation. It sounds attractive, but do you actually understand the concept of a no win-no fee arrangement?

Conveyancing, Costs and Fees

Viewing tips for first time buyers

Top tips for first time buyers to know what to look out for when viewing potential homes

Conveyancing, Before you buy, First time buyer

Home Report FAQs

Frequently asked questions about the Home Report required for residents in Scotland

Scotland, Home Reports

Do I still need a HIP?

No, you don't, but you do need an Energy Performance Certificate if you are selling your home. HIPs were suspended in May 2010 and formally abolished by the Coalition.

EPCs