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Moving home mortgage guides

Tips for your big move

From selling your current home to sorting out the mortgage for your new one, we’ve got some tips and insights to help.

Moving home tips

Moving home checklist

How to arrange moving home

Brush up on our tips to help you prepare for your big move, from understanding your mortgage options to finding your new stopcock.

The process of buying or selling a house

How to arrange moving home

Whether you’re selling up or renting out your home and moving to a new property, there’s plenty to think about – here are some tips to help you plan.

Barclays Local Insights

Enter a town name or postcode to see some interesting facts, figures and insights about that community.

4 ways to save for your deposit

First-time buyers share their tips

Looking to buy your first home but struggling to save for a deposit? From reducing rent to getting savvy with savings, there are ways to make it easier. Find out more by clicking on the tabs below.

Preparing to move home

6 questions to ask when buying a house

A guide to help narrow your property search

We pinpoint 6 essential questions for house-hunters. Read the answers below to help narrow your search and work out just what you’re looking for.

 

New-build versus period property

Discover the pros and cons

Choosing a new-build or a period property is more than a question of taste. Find out below how two recent homebuyers reached their decision.

The pros and cons of online estate agents

Online vs high street

See below for the key factors to consider if you’re thinking about using an online agent to sell your home.

Confessions of an estate agent

From viewings to exchange, estate agents play a pivotal role in the home-moving process. See below for tips on what to ask them.

In the process of moving

Moving to a new area?

Experts and relocators share their tips

Moving to a new area can be daunting. Read these tips from recent relocators and experts on how to make a success of settling in.

 

 

Confessions of a solicitor

Hiring a solicitor? Here’s what you need to know

When you’re buying or selling a home, what questions should you ask a solicitor to make sure all goes smoothly? Read the expert tips below.

 

 

Average cost of moving house

How to work out what moving in will cost

Moving into a new home can be expensive, so it pays to be prepared. Click the tabs below to work out the true price of moving, so you can avoid any unexpected costs.

 

 

Confessions of a surveyor

What a surveyor does and looks for in a house survey

Thinking of booking a property survey? We asked a professional what questions you should be asking – read our expert guide below.

Refresh your home

Quick ways to spruce up your home

Easy ideas from experts

Check out the tips below for easy-to-do fixes that will give your living space a revamp – from adding bold colour accents to rethinking the lighting.

Furnish your home on a budget

Expert upcycling tips and ideas

We talked to five upcycling experts about how to create a stylish home without breaking the bank. See below for their inspiring ideas.

Confessions of an interior designer

Get inspiration from these expert tips

A professional interior designer shares her tricks of the trade. Read her tips below.

 

 

Small garden design ideas

Experts share their tips for transforming small outdoor spaces

Improving your garden, whether it’s a tiny terrace or a compact urban plot, can add value to your property. Click the headings below for our experts’ tips

 

How to renovate your bathroom or kitchen

An expert guide for every budget

From planning a layout to choosing a style, these expert tips will help you get started on a kitchen or bathroom renovation.
Click the headings below to find out more.

 

DIY tips and advice

Experts share their top-line DIY tips for basic home maintenance

Knowing how to fix things around the house can save you time and money. Click on the tips below to discover our top DIY hacks.

Home improvements

How to help save money on bills

A utilities guide for movers

From negotiating the best deals to considering smart home tech, check out our guide below to avoid overpaying on the essentials.

Renovate vs rebuild

Expert tips to help you decide

When does a renovation become so expensive – or complex – that it makes more sense to knock the property down and rebuild? We ask experts and recent renovators to share their knowledge to help you decide which option is best.

Renovating a house on a budget

Low-cost, high-impact ways you can add value to your home

Upgrading your home on a budget? Experts reveal the refurbishments that are really worth spending your money on. Find out more by clicking the tips below.

Real home renovation stories

Five recent renovators take us on a tour of their homes

Wanting to move or improve your home and looking for a bit of inspiration? We asked homeowners from London to Leeds to open up about their renovation stories and share some easy-to-steal decorating tips.

House renovation costs

An expert guide for every budget

Ready to add space or value to your home? Click the headings below to read about the most popular value-adding renovations and refurbishments.

Confessions of a builder

Planning an extension? A building expert shares his tips

Whether you’re renovating a room or your whole home, check out our building expert’s advice below to get the best results.  

 

Renting your property

Consent to let

Getting permission to rent out your home

 If you want to temporarily rent out the home you’ve mortgaged with us, we might be able to help.

How to buy to let

Practical tips for landlords

Read our tips on how to become a landlord – from choosing a property and mortgage, to understanding your tax liabilities and legal responsibilities to tenants.

How to rent your home

Letting your property

Want to start letting a room or your whole home? Find out what you need to think about before you begin.