First Time Buyers Property Advice

Are you a first time buyer looking to get on the property ladder? We have a wide range of advice and information to help you at

Before you buy

There are a number of useful and important things to know before making the decision to buy a house. As a first time buyer, we have put together useful guides and advice which can help make things easier for you.

How to estimate the value of a property

Knowing how to work out how much a property is really worth can help immensely when choosing a property to buy and then making an reasonable offer. After all – no one wants to pay more than they need to!

Buying a house, Before you buy, Help and Advice

Should you transfer funds from a Help to Buy ISA to a Lifetime ISA?

If you opened a Help to Buy ISA before November 2019, you might be considering transferring it into the Lifetime ISA. Both ISAs come with pros and cons when saving for your first home.

Before you buy

What is a Lifetime ISA?

One of the government schemes to help people save for a deposit is the Lifetime ISA. This ISA is designed for First Time Buyers looking to save towards buying their first home.

Before you buy

The First Time Buyer's guide to mortgages

First Time Buyers can struggle with how much goes into buying a first home – if it’s not finding conveyancing solicitors or Chartered Surveyors, it’s saving up a deposit and choosing the right property.

Buying a house, Before you buy

Help to Buy in London

London’s property market presents unique challenges to those looking to buy their first home, with high house prices making it difficult for many would-be homebuyers to save the necessary deposit or meet mortgage lenders’ affordability criteria.

Conveyancing, Buying a house, Before you buy

Shared ownership versus shared equity

More and more First Time Buyers are jumping on the ladder, but it's not always easy.

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Buying a new build home versus buying an existing home

To a First Time Buyer, both new builds and existing homes have advantages and disadvantages - you just have to decide what you want.

Conveyancing, Before you buy, First Time Buyer

Freehold vs leasehold properties

Even if you know what leasehold and freehold properties are, figuring out which is the best option for you can be confusing.

Conveyancing, Before you buy, First Time Buyer

Negotiating a house offer

For First Time Buyers the opportunity to finally make an offer on the property of your dreams is one you will grab with both hands.

Conveyancing, Before you buy, First Time Buyer