Surveying advice on housing and property

Read some of our helpful surveying articles written by reallymoving.

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 to buy to let in university towns

With some university towns showing a 22.5% increase in property worth, it might be time to start letting to a certain demographic: students. 

Conveyancing, Buying a house

Sealed Bidding: What it is, and how to win

Not sure if sealed bids are for you? We've got pros, cons and the best tricks to win that dream home.

First Time Buyers, Buying a house

What to look out for when buying a new-build property

Home developer Strata teaches us what we should look out for with new-build properties.

Buying a house, Help and Advice

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

Purchasing Buy to Let Property: 11 Top Tips

Buy to let properties can be a very attractive investment but you need to understand exactly what’s involved. Use our top tips to provide you with essential information before you buy.

Conveyancing, Buying a house

Removals costs

Working out the cost of removals can be a daunting experience. Prices are mainly calculated on the volume of items that you wish to have moved and the distance of the move. However, every house move is different, so depending on what services you require will depend on the final costs.

Removals, General Moving Advice, Costs and Fees

London conveyancing searches

Engaging a conveyancer is an essential part of the home-buying process. Your conveyancer is the one who will deal with the exchange of legally binding contracts and the transfer of the property title to your name.

Conveyancing, Buying a house, London moving advice

Buying a flat in London guide

The huge variation in London property prices combined with the high average price and a demand-driven market means that finding a flat in London can be a challenge.

Conveyancing, Buying a house, London moving advice