Our step-by-step guide to the process of buying a house 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 choosing a location and using portals to registering with estate agents, leafleting and using buyers' agents.
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 about house survey costs, the differences between a Homebuyer 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 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 at a property 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 partner or friend? 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.