Key steps buyers can take, from getting a mortgage agreement in principle to appointing a solicitor.
Getting boilers serviced during gas safety check is an easy way to avoid seasonal breakdowns.
Thorough screening pre-tenancy should minimise risk of damage but what can landlords do should the worst happen?
There are plenty of rental options for first jobbers and others, despite the return of first time buyers.
Landlords letting in the autumn can opt for 18 month contracts to avoid winter void periods.
Opportunity knocks for landlords as house-sharing grows in popularity among cost-conscious savers.
Sellers with fewer than 90 years to run on their leases can face diminishing property values.
First time buyers should act quickly to get a great deal on their mortgage rate before rates creep up.