Buying a house
- How to find your dream home within budget - and when to negotiate on price
- Surveys, conveyancing, exchange and completion: we untangle the jargon
- From new-build homes to property auctions, our experts explain everything you need to know
What's in this guide
From surveys to removals, we list all the costs you should budget for when buying a property.
What to think about when buying a new home - and the best places to look for it.
Follow our expert tips to make the property-buying process run as smoothly as possible.
Getting the agents on side could help you find your dream home more quickly. Here's how.
The questions to ask and things to check when viewing a house or flat.
Five important questions to ask before signing on the dotted line.
We explain what leasehold and freehold mean, plus pros and cons and how to extend a lease.
How to decide how much to offer - and when to bid below the asking price.
We explain what gazumping is and how to avoid it, plus sealed bids and best and final offers.
Buying a house at auction can help you score a bargain. We explain the process, pros and cons.
We explain house survey types and costs to help you decide which is right for you.
Buying a property with a friend or partner? We explain the forms of ownership available to you.
What is conveyancing and how do you choose the best property solicitor? Which? explains.
Our tips on keeping a chain moving - and avoiding being in one altogether.
Property experts explain how they used their experience to manage their own home moves.
Recent homebuyers tell us what they wish they'd known before they moved house.
A range of experts offer tips on how to reduce stress when buying a house.
House price indices can be confusing. We explain how to get the most out of them.
Exchanging and completing is the ultimate goal when buying a property. Here's how it works.
Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.
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