Surveying advice on housing and property

Read some of our helpful surveying articles written by reallymoving.

Before you buy

There are a number of useful and important things to know before making the decision to buy a house. As a first time buyer, we have put together useful guides and advice which can help make things easier for you.

Identifying Japanese Knotweed

Japanese knotweed can halt a house sale, but with a variety of ways to identify and treat it, it doesn't have to stop you buying your perfect home.

Before you buy, Plants and Gardens

Top social accounts to follow to get you saving

The average person spends 12 hours a week online, and the accounts you follow and interact with can have a huge impact on your habits.

Before you buy, Help and Advice

Top 5 places to live in the UK in 2020

You’ve decided you want to move to a new place. But how do you know where to go?

Before you buy, Help and Advice

5 reasons to downsize in 2020

Moving out of your family home might not be an easy idea to contemplate, but it could be one of the best decisions you ever make.

Before you buy, Help and Advice

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

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

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