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 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.
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
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.
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 pros and cons of property auctions for both buyers and sellers.
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 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.