Watch out for this property pitfall

Thursday, 04 November 2010 | Article

If you own or are thinking of buying a flat built in the 1970s or 80s, it's wise to check the length of the remaining lease, as an unexpectedly short lease could result in considerable financial pain later on.

How to buy a property

Thursday, 14 April 2011 | Article

Find your property

Work out your budget, based on how much you can raise as a deposit, your income and other debts or outgoings.

Profit from French property

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | Article

Despite economic uncertainty, UK investors are returning to a longstanding favourite haunt - the French property market.

Five-minute guide for first-time buyers

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 | Article

Work out your budget

Seven things a first-time buyer needs to know

Thursday, 09 May 2013 | Article

Work out your budget


Will the new stamp duty threshold kickstart the property market?

Friday, 14 May 2010 | Article

Matt Hutchinson, director of research at, believes the move is enough to kickstart the housing market, but Richard Morea, technical manager at mortgage broker London & Country, thinks it's too small to...

Is now the time to release equity from your home?

Monday, 10 May 2010 | Article

Equity release has had a bumpy couple of years, with the credit crunch and falling house prices forcing some providers to exit the market.

Questions every first-time buyer should ask

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | Article

Consumer Credit Counselling Service (CCCS) chairman Malcolm Hurlston says homes should be sold with a health warning, adding those with homes were most likely to get into debt.

Protect yourself from unscrupulous sellers

Friday, 12 March 2010 | Article

It's said that buying or moving homes is up there with death and divorce in terms of stress – and that's if things go smoothly.
So what happens when there is misunderstanding or a...

Make your second home dreams come true

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

For a nation engaged in a long-standing love affair with property, it should come as no surprise that an estimated 10% of Brits own second homes....