Buying advice

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Advice on Help to Buy

The Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme means you could move with just a 5% deposit. Available to both first-time buyers and existing home owners.

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Buying a property advice

Buying a home, whether you are an old hand or doing it for the first time, can be daunting. Here’s our handy step-by-step guide to buying a home.

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First time buyer advice

Before you consider buying a house it is very important to work out, as accurately as you can, all the costs involved. We offer this list of the key items to consider.

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Stamp duty advice

Stamp duty rates for residential property in England and Wales explained - how much you will need to pay when buying a new property, moving home, or buying a second property.

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EPC explained

We explain what an EPC, Energy Performance Certificate, is and what this means to you. Including the cost, exemptions and upcoming changes.

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Shared Ownership

Shared Ownership is a Government home buying scheme aimed at those who can't afford a house to get on the market by buying a share of a property.

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House viewing advice

Advice for viewing a property including what you should be looking for, how to conduct a viewing, and how to approach a house viewing. Ideal advice for first time buyers.

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