Unless you’re able to pay outright with cash, you’ll need a mortgage to buy a home. Obtaining a mortgage has become a more complicated process with the introduction of tighter lending restrictions. By thoroughly researching your mortgage options and what they will require, you have the best chance of a successful application.

  • What to do if your house gets down valued by the bank 

    May 24, 2021

    You've found your dream home and you're willing to pay the full asking price. But the bank says your potential new pad isn't worth the price tag. Here's what to do.

  • The 95% mortgage guarantee scheme: your key questions answered

    April 21, 2021

    This week, the 95% mortgage guarantee scheme launched, marking the first time all the big banks have offered the loans since May 2020.

  • Property solicitor guide

    March 13, 2019

    What do property solicitors do? Here's a round-up of what they'll take care of when you're buying or selling a home.

  • More homeowners to be stuck with a mortgage into retirement

    January 11, 2019

    Two-in-five first-time buyers will have to keep paying after stopping work, regulator warns.

  • FOUR big changes landlords should be aware of in 2018

    February 19, 2018

    If you’re a landlord, or hoping to become one soon, don’t forget these shake-ups, which could hit profits or affect your compliance with the law, warns Romans.

  • 5 ways the interest rate cut could affect property

    August 4, 2016

    After no movement for more than seven years, the Bank of England cut interest rates in August down to 0.25%. But what could it mean for property?

  • 5 steps for homeowners post-Brexit

    June 27, 2016

    The dust is settling on the biggest political decision in decades. But what do you do in the meantime? How about taking these 5 steps to help you and your property.

  • The ultimate first-time buyer guide

    May 18, 2016

    Are you ready to buy a house or flat for the first time? Read PrimeLocation’s ultimate first-time buyer guide before you take the plunge.

  • Cost of buying a house

    November 17, 2015

    Buying your first home is one of the most exciting experiences of your life. But the process is also filled with administrative requirements - and, of course, expenses.

  • Use of foreign exchange for your mortgage

    June 18, 2015

    There are few things harder to guess than foreign currency movements. As the owner of a property abroad you will have to get involved with exchange rates, even if it is only for minor money transfers from Britain.

  • 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.

  • 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 commercial premises

    September 2, 2014

    Moving into your own property is an exciting part of the growth of any business. It is a visible demonstration of your commercial worth to customers, suppliers and partners.

  • Buying a plot of land for development

    September 2, 2014

    Securing a site to build and sell houses on brings about a unique set of challenges. The three most important property factors are location, location and location.