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.

Four 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. 

Preparing to move home

Questions to ask when buying a house

Narrowing your property search

We pinpoint six essential questions for house-hunters to help 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 how two recent homebuyers reached their decision.

The pros and cons of online estate agents

Online vs high street

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

Confessions of an estate agent

What to ask when looking for a house

From viewings to exchange, estate agents play a pivotal role in the home-moving process. Find 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 our expert tips. 

What’s the real cost of moving house?

The bills you’ll need to budget for

Moving home is an exciting experience – but it can be an expensive one too. From solicitors’ fees to stamp duty and storage costs, it all adds up. To help you budget, here’s our breakdown of the bills to prepare for.

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.

Refresh your home

Quick ways to spruce up your home

Easy ideas from experts

Check out our tips 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.

Confessions of an interior designer

Inspiration from expert tips

Looking for a way to redecorate your home? A professional interior designer shares her tricks of the trade.

Small garden design ideas

Transforming small outdoor spaces

Improving your garden, whether it’s a tiny terrace or a compact urban plot, can add value to your property.

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.

DIY tips and tricks

Top tips for basic home maintenance

Knowing how to fix things around the house can save you time and money. Discover top DIY hacks from experts.

Home improvements

How to help save money on bills

A utilities guide for movers

From negotiating the best deals to considering smart home tech, it’s best to avoid overpaying on the essentials.

Renovate vs rebuild

Expert tips to help you decide

When does it make more sense to knock down a property and rebuild it instead of renovating?

Renovating a house on a budget

Adding value to your home

Upgrading your home on a budget? Experts reveal the refurbishments that are really worth spending your money on.

Real home-renovation stories

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 to share their renovation stories and some easy-to-steal decorating tips.

Building advice

A building expert shares his tips

Whether you’re renovating a room or your whole home, we’ve asked a building expert’s advice on how to get the best results.

Renting your property

Consent to let

Getting permission to rent out your home

If you want to let out your home temporarily, we might have options that could 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.