Home buyer's advice hub - e.surv Chartered Surveyors

Home buyer’s advice hub

Your one-stop-shop for home-buying tips and advice from the UK's largest firm of residential property surveyors. If you can't find what you're looking for, please get in touch.
8 steps to buying a house

8 steps to buying a house

If you've never bought a home before, it can seem daunting. Our 8-step home buyer’s journey is designed to guide you through the process.
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Survey comparison guide

Want to understand the difference between the 3 types of property survey? Our survey comparison guide will help you to decide which one is best for you.
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A-Z of property

A is for Airbrick, B is for Balustrade… But what does any of this mean? We’ve identified the most frequently used terms and included them in a handy glossary.
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Understanding cladding systems

Find out what we mean by “cladding”, why we’ve seen so much about it in the press and why cladding is such an important topic for UK lenders.
Jess Van Rensburg is a surveyor at e.surv

Understanding Mortgage Valuations

Do you know what a mortgage valuation is, and why it is a critical part of the house buying process? Do you know what the surveyor looks for, who owns the report, and what it includes?
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Your valuation and survey questions answered

We’ve pulled together a list of the most frequently asked questions. But, if you can’t find the answer you need, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

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