Buying a home

Work out your overall buying and moving costs, first time buyer advice, and tips and tools to help you work out what you can afford.

  1. The cost of buying a house and moving
  2. How much can you afford to borrow for a mortgage?
  3. Home-buying process – steps to buying a new house or flat
  4. Stamp Duty calculator
  5. First-time home buyer guide
  6. Government schemes for first-time home buyers and existing homeowners
  7. Rent or buy – which is the best option for you?
  8. Home-moving checklist – top tips to plan for the cost of moving day
  9. Leasehold vs freehold: What’s the difference?
  10. Stamp Duty - Everything you need to know
  11. Help to Buy scheme: everything you need to know
  12. Help to Buy schemes – FAQs
  13. Right to Buy scheme: England, Wales and Northern Ireland
  14. Schemes to help you buy a home in Scotland
  15. Buying property in Scotland – a money timeline
  16. Mortgage advice – Should you get a mortgage adviser?
  17. Quick house sales
  18. Buying a home: how to avoid the most common mistakes
  19. How to buy and sell a home through estate agents
  20. Find the right solicitor or conveyancer
  21. How to apply for a mortgage
  22. Why mortgage applications are declined and what to do next
  23. Homebuyer surveys and costs
  24. Contract exchange and completion when buying a home
  25. Saving money for a mortgage deposit
  26. Land and Buildings Transaction Tax - everything you need to know
  27. Land Transaction Tax - everything you need to know
  28. Stamp Duty Land Tax: transfer ownership of land or property in England and Northern Ireland
  29. Land And Buildings Transaction Tax calculator for property purchases in Scotland
  30. Land Transaction Tax calculator for property purchases in Wales
  31. Shared ownership housing schemes explained
  32. Help to Buy ISA FAQ
  33. A guide to Help to Buy ISAs
  34. Council Tax: what it is, what it costs and how to save money
  35. Things to look out for when buying property overseas
  36. Free printed guides
  37. Coronavirus if you're buying, selling or moving home