Surveying advice on housing and property

Read some of our helpful surveying articles written by reallymoving.

Surveying Advice

Our range of surveying advice can help if you’re unsure about the type of house survey you might need, want to understand the role of a Chartered Surveyor or find out more about why you need a house survey.

What to do after a bad house survey

It’s every home buyer’s worst nightmare. You find the house of your dreams and you’ve put in an offer, but then the survey report reads more like a horror story. It can be disappointing, frustrating and even frightening. But all is not lost! A bad survey can actually be an opportunity to get a better deal.

Surveying Advice, Surveying Process

What is a property valuation

There are multiple reasons you might need a valuation when buying or selling a property, and there are different types of valuations available. Here we breakdown what’s included in a property valuation, why you meet need one, and how to choose the right service for you.

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What is a Chartered Surveyor?

Before attempting to buy a property, you might never have heard of a property surveyor or a chartered building surveyor.

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How to choose a Chartered Surveyor

One of the most important things you can do for your future property is get a decent survey - but how do you pick the right surveyor?

Surveying Advice, Surveying Process

Moving to a flood plain - check your insurance

reallymoving.com suggests home movers check whether their potential property lies on a flood plain as this may pose an insurance risk.

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Dry Rot - what you need to know

The word dry rot will send shivers down the spine of every homeowner, and rightly so. Dry rot spores surround us everyday, unseen to the human eye.

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Subsidence Cracks – what to do if you think you have subsidence

Need some answers about subsidence? Here are the facts on what it is, how it presents and who to contact if you think your property has subsidence.

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Damp survey

Get the facts on structural damp, the types of damp that may be present in a home and why it’s important to get a HomeBuyer Report before purchasing a house.

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Avoid winter damage to your property

MAP Surveyors in London have provided their top tips on how to prevent damage to your home caused by wintry weather.

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