What's the real cost of buying a house?

Glossary of mortgage terms

Buying a home is generally the most important purchase you’re likely to make and we know the terminology can often be confusing. We've broken down the jargon and put it in plain English to help you navigate through the maze of mortgage jargon.

What is Stamp Duty

Stamp Duty Land Tax is a tax you usually have to pay when you buy a house costing more than £125,000, unless you're buying your first home, and was introduced in December 2003.

Mortgage application FAQs

Mortgage Advice Bureau mortgage advisers take you through the mortgage application process, with tips on getting a mortgage in principle and increasing your chances of being approved.