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Buying Your First Home

From the definition of a first-time buyer, through the steps to buying a property and the costs you’ll face - everything you need to know is in our guide.

Moving Home Guide

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or this is the first time you’re selling your home, our guide will take you through the journey.

House Buying Mortgage Guide

Are you looking to buy your first home? Or perhaps want to move to a new area? Our step-by-step guide will tell you everything you need to know about buying a house.

Mortgage Types

Our guide explains everything you need to know about the different types of mortgages, including: interest rates, features, repayment methods and more.

Stamp Duty Tax Guide

Here you’ll find everything you need to know about Stamp Duty: what it is, who pays it, exemptions and relief, the rates at which you pay it and more.

Second Home Stamp Duty

What is second home Stamp Duty? Learn how second property tax works & use our calculator to work out how much Stamp Duty you'll pay on a second home in the UK.

Tax on Rental Income

What don’t you know about the tax on rental income? Our guide gives landlords insight on how it’s applied, the rates you’ll pay and your allowances.

Applying for a Mortgage

Applying for a mortgage couldn’t be simpler with our easy and simple guide from application to accepting your offer.

Help to Buy Guide

Support from the government-backed Help to Buy initiative is available for first-time buyers and existing homeowners who are finding it difficult to move up the housing ladder.

Remortgaging Guide

Remortgaging means to switch to a new deal with a different lender but stay in the same property. Learn about remortgage costs, valuations and see our advice.

Buy-to-Let Guide

You can now get a buy-to-let mortgage at interest rates to suit almost any circumstances. Our guide takes you through the choices involved in more detail.

Buy-to-Let Tax Changes

Our buy-to-let tax changes guide takes you through the latest regarding the Stamp Duty holiday, buy-to-let mortgage interest tax relief and more.

Becoming a Landlord

You can make a lot of money from becoming a landlord – if you make smart choices. Our guide explains how it all works and contains tips to help you be successful.

Funding Home Improvements

There are a few ways to finance work on a house: get a home improvement loan, remortgage for home improvements, ask your lender for a further advance & more

Borrowing into Retirement

In this guide we’ll outline the options, paths and solutions available to you, from remortgaging, to extending your mortgage and releasing the equity you’ve built up in your home.

Property Finance for Expats

In this guide, we’ll take you through everything you should be aware of and prepare yourself for when looking to arrange an expat mortgage or remortgage in the UK.

Protecting Your Home and Property

It's important to understand what protection you must have in place to buy a home and the options open to you to provide you with peace of mind.

Limited Company Buy-to-Let Mortgage

Considering buying a buy-to-let property through a limited company? Read about tax efficiencies, setting up a buy-to-let LTD company, advantages & disadvantages

Freehold and Leasehold

Before you buy a property, you need to decide whether you want a freehold or leasehold. In this guide, we explain what they mean and how they affect your mortgage.

House Mortgage Deposit

Saving a mortgage deposit for a house is definitely one of the biggest hurdles you face as a buyer. In our guide we explain how deposits work and ways you can save.

Capital Gains Tax Guide

You pay Capital Gains Tax on the profit you make from the sale of a property that’s not your main residence. In our guide we answer all your questions about CGT.

Types of Houses

There are a few common types of houses in the UK. This guide explains how they’re different, as well as how they can affect your mortgage and insurance needs.

Right to Buy Guide

The Right to Buy government scheme helps current council tenants and some previous council tenants buy their home at a discount. Find out if you’re eligible in our guide.

Tenants in Common

If you buy a property with someone as tenants in common, you each own a separate share. Find out how this works, how it’s different from joint tenants and more in this guide.

Divorce and Mortgages

It’s vitally important that you understand your mortgage options during or following a divorce or separation from a partner. John Charcol’s guide provides the perfect starting point.

Second Property Mortgages

Are you looking to buy a second home and need advice on a second property mortgage? Perhaps you’re planning to buy a holiday home? Read our guide to find out more.

Shared Ownership Guide

Did you know you can part buy, part rent a property through shared ownership? In this guide, we explain how shared ownership works so you can decide whether it would suit you.

Guarantor Mortgages

With a guarantor mortgage, a relative guarantees to meet your mortgage payments if you can’t. We explain how this works and the benefits in our guide.

Equity Release Guide

Equity release is where you extract money from a property you own. There are 2 types of equity release: lifetime mortgages and home reversion schemes.

Types of House Surveys

There are a few common types of house surveys. This guide explains how they’re different, how much they cost and how long they take.

Green Mortgages UK

Want to know if a green mortgage could be right for you? Our resident green mortgage expert Nick Mendes explains what they are, how they're changing and more.

Mortgage Deposit Guide

How much deposit will you need for your mortgage? We explain how mortgage deposits work, what LTV is, how your deposit affects your mortgage and more.

No Deposit Mortgage

Learn about no deposit mortgages in our guide - what they are, how they work, how to get one, the benefits and disadvantages, alternative options and more.

Where Can My Mortgage Deposit Come From?

Want to know where your mortgage deposit can come from? See our guide for information on legitimacy and which sources lenders deem acceptable and unacceptable.

Proof of Deposit for Mortgage

Learn about providing proof of deposit for a mortgage here. We explain what lenders ask, when you need to give proof, which sources are legitimate and more.

Second Home Mortgage Deposit

Learn about a second home mortgage deposit in our guide - what it is, when you need one, how much you need, what options and LTVs there are and more.

Can I Borrow Money for a Deposit on a House?

Learn when you can borrow money for a deposit on a house in our guide. From family loans to bridging – find out everything you need to know here.

Buy-to-Let Mortgage Deposit: How Much Is It?

Find out how much you need for a buy-to-let mortgage deposit. We also explain how buy-to-let mortgages work, how much you can borrow and more.

Family Springboard Mortgage or Family Deposit...

The Family Springboard Mortgage is one of multiple family deposit mortgages currently available. Learn all about it & other similar products here.

How Much Deposit Do You Need for a Mortgage?

Learn how much deposit you need for a mortgage in our guide. We explain what the minimum deposit needed for a mortgage is, what you can do to save and more.

Mortgage Deposit Amounts

Learn all about the different mortgage deposit amount options, how they affect your mortgage, how they vary depending on what type of borrower you are & more.

Gifted Deposit Mortgage

Can you get a mortgage with a gifted deposit? Find out in our guide. We explain what a gifted deposit is, how it works, the benefits, risks and more.

Cryptocurrency and Mortgages

Can you pay your mortgage deposit with cryptocurrency? Learn about cryptocurrency and mortgages here: what it is, which lenders accept crypto deposits and more.

Joint Mortgage with Parents

A joint mortgage with parents could be a way for you to borrow more. Find out how joint mortgages work, the drawbacks & what alternatives are out there.

Bad Credit Guide

Having poor or bad credit doesn’t always mean you won’t get a mortgage. There are mortgage options specifically for people with a poor credit history or low credit scores. We’ll go through them in this guide.

How Do Offset Mortgages Work?

In our guide we explain how mortgage offset savings accounts work, who they're suitable for & the types of offset mortgage products available.

Rent to Buy and Other Low Deposit Mortgage...

Are you a first-time buyer struggling to get on the property ladder? We’ll explain how to get low deposit mortgages, rent to buy approval, and more.

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