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Homeowners information guide

Whether you already own your home or you’re thinking about buying for the first time, our guide can help you consider the pros and cons of owning, buying or selling a home. Download our guide to find out more.

This guide explains what’s involved in owning, buying or selling a home, to help you work out if it’s right for you. It covers:

  • the differences between being a freeholder and a leaseholder
  • ownership options
  • things to consider before buying or selling a home
  • how to get help if you need more help at home and want to stay put

It also lists useful organisations that you can contact for further information and impartial advice.

Download your guide (PDF, 1 MB)

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Want to order print versions of our information guides?

If you’re a professional or organisation, please email In your email please include how many you'd like of each guide and a full postal address of where you'd like them sent. Delivery normally takes around 10 days.

If you'd like to place an order for yourself, you can call our advice line on 0800 678 1602 or email us at – please include your full postal address and allow 10 days for delivery.

Need this guide in another format?

This guide is also available in other formats if that's more suitable for you.

  • You can request a free printed copy of this guide that we'll post to you. 
  • You can also request this guide in large print or audio format.

To request any of these options, you can call the advice line on 0800 678 1602.

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Last updated: Dec 06 2023

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