Help & Advice

24th September 2019

When to book a house survey

Buying a house can be an extremely stressful process and neither the buyer nor the seller wants any delays. A question that gets asked regularly is […]
24th September 2019

A valuation is not a survey

A valuation is not a survey – this is a common misconception amongst first time buyers and even repeat homebuyers. A valuation at its core, is […]
24th September 2019

Terminology of your home survey

The provided image is a diagram of a house, but, it uses terminology that you would expect to see in a home survey. Use this helpful […]
24th September 2019

How Sidedoor is helping homebuyers

Sidedoor is made as much for the homebuyers as it is for the surveyors. The fundamental aim is to connect both parties while supplying the best […]
24th September 2019

Different RICS qualifications

–  What RICS qualifications mean for the homebuyer: When choosing a surveyor on Sidedoor you will come across their RICS qualifications. This blog will explain what […]
24th September 2019

What to do with a negative home survey

At this stage you have probably received your survey but you might have discovered that there are a few more issues than you had previously anticipated. […]
24th September 2019

Japanese knotweed

Chances are, if you have heard what this is, you have heard how destructive it can be. Japanese knotweed is a large species of herbaceous perennial […]
24th September 2019

How long a survey takes

After posting your survey request on Sidedoor, and having chosen the surveyor to undertake the job, you might now be wondering how long it will take […]
24th September 2019

Dangers of not getting a house survey

When buying a home, for most of us it will probably the biggest purchase in our lives, yet still only about 1 in 5 commission an […]
24th September 2019

RICS-regulated Surveyor complaint

Sidedoor will handle any booking related complaints about your chosen surveyor. Please contact us on hello@sidedoor.co.uk or give a call on: 02031512940. Many complaints can be […]
24th September 2019

Common issues found by a Surveyor

The following information highlights some of the most common issues found in house surveys and the implications for homebuyers. Also outlined, are the next steps your […]
24th September 2019

How to choose the right surveyor with Sidedoor

Sidedoor is an easy to use platform which allows you to choose between three to five local RICS regulated surveyors who will to carry out your […]
21st March 2018

Why choose RICS?

RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) members are the professionals of the property world. They are trained to give you clear, impartial and expert advice in […]
21st March 2018

Why use an RICS agent?

Confidence Regulated firms follow RICS Rules of Conduct giving you peace of mind. Professionalism You can be sure of clear and impartial expert advice. Security In […]
21st March 2018

Types of RICS survey

RICS Condition Report This provides a snapshot of the current condition of the property, identifying any risks and potential legal issues as well as any urgent […]