Finding a place to buy

Home-owners: Joint ownership

Explains the rights and responsibilities you have if you are joint legal owners

Home-owners: Joint mortgages

Up to four people can take out a joint mortgage together. The amount you can borrow depends on your incomes

Buying a home with friends or a partner

You need to decide who is the legal owner(s) and what financial share each of you has in the property

Leasehold flats and houses

Leasehold property owners may have extra ongoing expenses to consider, such as ground rent and service charges. See what else to consider

Types of homes to buy

The age of a home you buy could affect your rights and responsibilities. There are also issues to consider if you buy an ex-council property or a park home