Our step-by-step guide to buying a home explains everything you need to know, from saving for a mortgage deposit to making an offer and moving in
Learn about the true cost of buying a home, from deposits and mortgage fees to survey costs and the price of using a removals company.
Compare locations with our 'Where to buy a property?' tool, find out how to research a new neighbourhood, and get tips on spotting an up-and-coming area.
From average London house prices and council tax bands to first-time buyer schemes and transport fares, we explain how to buy a home in the capital and the costs you'll need to factor in
We explain how to find a property, from websites and property auctions to private house sales, buyers' agents and more
Download our property-viewing checklist to make sure you ask all the right questions and don't miss any important details when you're viewing a house or flat.
Find out how to decide how much to offer on a property, plus get negotiating tips and advice on how to actually make your offer.
Find out how much a house survey costs, the differences between a Homebuyer Report, Building Survey and Condition Report, and what type of survey might be best for the property you’re buying.
Learn about the role of a conveyancer or property solicitor when buying a home, and follow our tips on how to find the right firm for you.
Discover how property auctions work, plus the benefits and risks of buying and selling property at auction
Find out what leasehold and freehold mean, plus how to extend a lease or buy your freehold and what people mean by 'the leasehold scandal'.
Buying a property with a friend or partner? Find out the differences between the two types of joint ownership: joint tenancy and tenancy in common.
Find out what gazumping is and how to avoid it, plus how to increase your chances of having your offer accepted in a sealed bid or 'best and final' offer situation.