• Guide to the Consumer Code for Home Builders

    March 9, 2015

    The code has been designed to make buying a newly-built home smoother and more transparent.

  • Potential costs of buying a home

    September 2, 2014

    It is one of the most exciting experiences of your life. But purchasing your first property is filled with administrative requirements and, of course, expenses.

  • Guide to buying property with friends

    September 2, 2014

    Buying a home with friends is a good way, and sometimes the only practical way, of getting onto the first rung of the property ladder.

  • Guide to chain-free property

    September 2, 2014

    Most houses on the market are part of a chain of other property sales and purchases. Chain-free indicates a home with no such sequence.

  • How does the Government's scrapping of HIPs impact you?

    September 2, 2014

    Once lauded as a sensible answer to the problems of gazumping, gazundering and other conveyancing nightmares, the HIP rapidly became a hated addition to buying.

  • How to buy a house

    September 2, 2014

    Buying a property is an exciting time. However, it can be stressful too, whether you are buying a home for the first time, or you have purchased a property many times before.

  • How to buy a new build house or flat

    September 2, 2014

    There are plenty of advantages to purchasing a newly-built home.

  • How to buy a property at auction

    September 2, 2014

    Lucy Alexander, presenter of long-running BBC1 show 'Homes Under The Hammer', tells you how best to negotiate the relatively risky world of auctions.