Useful contacts

Buying your home can be an exciting time. It can also be a daunting process during which you will need expert help and advice.

There are a number of organisations who provide free and impartial advice and can help point you in the right direction. Below you will find information about where to get the advice you’ll need.

Finance Matters

The Money Advice Service is an independent organisation set up by the Government. It has a range of free and unbiased tools and advice for first time buyers, including how much you can afford to borrow, taking out a mortgage, and a money timeline.

Tel: 0300 500 5000
www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk

The Money Advice Service

Buying a leasehold property

The Leasehold Advisory Service (LEASE) is funded by Government to provide free advice on the law affecting residential leasehold property.

Tel: 020 7832 2500
www.lease-advice.org

The Leasehold Advisory Service

Stamp duty

For information on Stamp Duty and the latest rates look at: www.gov.uk/stamp-duty-land-tax-rates

Arranging a survey

Visit the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) website:

To find a surveyor in your area visit www.ricsfirms.com

For guides visit www.rics.org/usefulguides

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Legal matters

For your local Citizens Advice Bureau visit www.citizensadvice.org.uk

For help in finding a solicitor, contact The Law Society

Tel: 020 7320 5650
www.lawsociety.org.uk/findasolicitor

Citizens Advice Bureau