The Sunday Times
Wednesday March 20, 2019

Whether you’re buying for the first time, buying-to-let or getting to grips with the finer points of loan-to-values and negative equity, taking the time to do your homework first is sure to pay off. The information on this page will give you all the ammunition you need to start your search in the best place possible. 

  • Understanding loan-to-value

    March 19, 2019

    If you're thinking of buying a house and applying for a mortgage, you'll need to know all about loan-to-value. Here's our guide with the lowdown.

  • 5 documents you legally must provide as a landlord

    March 19, 2019

    There’s more to renting out a property than just handing over the keys. Once you’ve found your tenant, these are the vital pieces of information you'll need to share with them.

  • Calculating the cost of buying a house

    March 18, 2019

    The cost of buying a house is likely to be the largest single outlay of your life. But what about all those extra expenses that may not have crossed your mind?

  • What does a conveyancer do?

    March 14, 2019

    In the dark as to what a conveyancer is and does? You're not alone. We've broken it down into 10 clear steps so you know what you're paying for.

  • Guide to buying a new-build home

    March 13, 2019

    Zoopla's comprehensive guide reveals all you need to know about snapping up a new-build property.

  • Spotting property with potential

    March 12, 2019

    Searching for a home where you can add value, but not sure what exactly to look for? We give you a helping hand.

  • What to do if you’ve bought a new build home on a leasehold

    February 28, 2019

    Leasehold new build houses are in the spotlight after buyers revealed they thought they’d purchased freehold new builds. Here’s what you need to know.

  • Q&A: Japanese knotweed

    February 22, 2019

    Japanese knotweed are two words no homebuyer or seller wants to hear. But there are ways to deal with the problem and even secure mortgage finance. Find out more with our Q&A.

  • Step-by-step guide to buying a home

    January 10, 2019

    If you're planning to get on to or move up the property ladder, there is plenty to think about. Here we break it down to help you get ahead with your property purchase.

  • Your most common mortgage questions answered

    January 2, 2019

    When it comes to mortgage applications, having the right answers to make smart decisions could mean reducing both the stress and the cost.

  • The dangers of DIY conveyancing

    January 1, 2019

    With moving costs high, you may be tempted to save some cash by doing the conveyancing yourself. But this could be an expensive mistake...

  • First-time buyer guide

    December 27, 2018

    You would be forgiven for thinking that buying a house or flat is overwhelming. Zoopla's authoritative first-time buyer guide will help you every step of the way.

  • The tools that will supercharge your property search

    December 25, 2018

    Looking for a new home to buy or rent? These simple property tools will make the search ahead a whole lot easier.

  • Buying at auction: Can you avoid losing your 10% deposit if you cannot complete?

    December 24, 2018

    Like the idea of buying a property at auction, but worried about losing your deposit if something goes wrong? Here we take a closer look.