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Buying a home

When buying a home, you’ll need a solicitor to do the legal work for you.

You’ll need to save up a deposit and apply for a mortgage unless you can buy a home with cash. Before you apply for a mortgage, get advice from an independent mortgage adviser.

Check what to consider when you view a property and what to do when you want to make an offer.

Last updated: 19 January 2023

Housing laws differ between Scotland and England.

This content applies to Scotland only.

Get advice if you're in England