Buying property guides
The cost of buying a house is likely to be the largest single outlay of your life. But what about all those extra expenses that may not have crossed your mind?
Whether you’re buying for the first time, buying-to-let or getting to grips with the finer points of loan-to-values and negative equity, taking the time to do your homework first is sure to pay off. The information on this page will give you all the ammunition you need to start your search in the best place possible.
March 14, 2019
In the dark as to what a conveyancer is and does? You're not alone. We've broken it down into 10 clear steps so you know what you're paying for.
March 13, 2019
Zoopla's comprehensive guide reveals all you need to know about snapping up a new-build property.
March 12, 2019
Searching for a home where you can add value, but not sure what exactly to look for? We give you a helping hand.
February 28, 2019
Leasehold new build houses are in the spotlight after buyers revealed they thought they’d purchased freehold new builds. Here’s what you need to know.
February 22, 2019
Japanese knotweed are two words no homebuyer or seller wants to hear. But there are ways to deal with the problem and even secure mortgage finance. Find out more with our Q&A.
January 10, 2019
If you're planning to get on to or move up the property ladder, there is plenty to think about. Here we break it down to help you get ahead with your property purchase.
January 2, 2019
When it comes to mortgage applications, having the right answers to make smart decisions could mean reducing both the stress and the cost.
January 1, 2019
With moving costs high, you may be tempted to save some cash by doing the conveyancing yourself. But this could be an expensive mistake...
December 27, 2018
You would be forgiven for thinking that buying a house or flat is overwhelming. Zoopla's authoritative first-time buyer guide will help you every step of the way.
December 25, 2018
Looking for a new home to buy or rent? These simple property tools will make the search ahead a whole lot easier.
December 24, 2018
Like the idea of buying a property at auction, but worried about losing your deposit if something goes wrong? Here we take a closer look.
December 22, 2018
Retirement interest-only mortgages are, as their name suggests, aimed at older borrowers, aged 55 and over. Here’s how they work.
December 18, 2018
Are you considering moving to a retirement village? Before signing up, check the small print.
December 7, 2018
To make a smarter decision when purchasing property, you need to do some important spade work first.