Before you formally agree to buy your new home you need to make sure it is a sound investment, so you’ll need to arrange to have your property valued.
When you buy a home, you will need to pay a solicitor or qualified conveyancer for the legal work required.
Stamp duty (Land and Building Transactions Tax in Scotland) is a tax charged by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs on certain house and land purchases and some transfers of property.
It’s important to protect you and your new home so you’ll need to consider buildings insurance.
Once you're into your new home there will be ongoing bills to pay which you should factor into your future outgoings as early as possible.