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.

How to choose a great Building Surveyor

One of the most important things you can do for your future property is get a home survey - but how do you choose a great surveyor?

Surveying Advice, Surveying Process

Moving to a flood plain - check your insurance

Living on a floodplain may post an insurance risk.

Surveying Advice

Dry Rot - what you need to know

The words 'dry rot' will send shivers down the spine of every homeowner, and rightly so.

Surveying Advice

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.

Surveying Advice

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.

Surveying Advice

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.

Surveying Advice

How to prepare your home for a survey

Find out how to get your home ready in preparation for a survey.

Surveying Advice

Asbestos surveys

Despite the obvious risk to health, asbestos in properties is probably more common than you think.

Surveying Advice

Plants and trees that your surveyor will check out

It is important to ensure your Chartered Surveyor is aware of any plants and trees that may cause structural damage or pose a danger.

Plants and Gardens, Surveying Advice