From saving for a deposit and understanding mortgages to making an offer and moving in, learn about the process of buying a house with our step-by-step guide.
Learn about the true price of buying a property, from mortgage charges and survey costs to conveyancing fees and removals.
Compare areas with our 'where should I buy?' tool, find out how to research a new neighbourhood, and get tips on spotting an up-and-coming area.
Find out about registering with estate agents when you're looking for a property - including how to know which agencies to sign up with and getting the agents on your side.
Viewing a house or flat can be exciting but it's easy to forget to check all the essential details. Make sure you ask the key questions with our property-viewing checklist and expert tips.
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 about house survey costs, the differences between a HomeBuyer’s report, building survey and condition report, and what the best type of survey might be for the property you’re buying.
Learn about the role of a conveyancer or solicitor when buying a house, and follow our tips on how to find the right firm for you.
Discover how property auctions work, plus the pros and cons of property auctions for both buyers and sellers.
Find out what 'leasehold' and 'freehold' mean, plus how to extend a lease, buy your freehold and what's going on with new-build leasehold houses.
Buying a property with a partner or friend? Find out the differences between the two types of joint ownership - joint tenancy and tenancy in common.
Find out what gazumping means 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.