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 is the difference between a snagging list and a punch list?

When purchasing a new build home, you may hear both the term snagging list and punch list used by the developers. Know the difference to help avoid confusion.

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When do you need a snagging list?

A snagging list is made during a special kind of survey that you may need when purchasing a new home. But what kind of homes need a snagging list and when should you make it?

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What to include on a snagging list

When inspecting your new build home, you can compile a list of ‘snags’ that may need rectifying before you move in. Here is what you should be looking out for when making your snagging list.

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What is included in each survey?

The RICS offers three different levels of survey, each one more specialised or suited for a particular type of home. If you are buying a home, it will be helpful to know what each type of survey includes.

Surveying Advice, Surveying Process

When do I get a Shared Ownership Valuation?

When you own a Shared Ownership property, it's useful to know the right time to get an appropriate Valuation!

Surveying Advice, Valuations, Shared Ownership

HomeBuyer Report (Level 2 Survey) checklist

You've found a home you love, but now you've got to get it checked out. The best way to do that is with a survey.

Surveying Advice, Surveying Process, Costs and Fees

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 many reasons you might need a property valuation, especially when selling or buying property. Here we explain what a property valuation is, who carries it out, and why you might need one.

Surveying Advice, Valuations

What is a Chartered Surveyor?

A Chartered Surveyor is a type of building surveyor that may carry out your property survey - but what do they do?

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