Step 4 of 6

Sort the paperwork

There’s a lot of paperwork involved in buying a home. From arranging the mortgage and survey to bringing in a solicitor, it’s time to get down to business.

Applying for a mortgage

Torn between fixed or flexible rates? Here’s what it all means. Finding it tricky to get a mortgage? A mortgage broker can go to bat for you and help you find the best deals.

Finding a solicitor or conveyancer

Hiring a solicitor or conveyancer is an essential part of the home-buying process. Here’s what they’ll do - and why it’s best not to do this bit yourself.

Arranging a survey

As the buyer you’ll need to organise the survey. Yes, that's another decision to add to the list.

When the survey reveals problems

What should you do if the survey throws up issues, or the bank is unwilling to loan you the seller's asking price? Don’t panic, we’ll talk you through it.