Buying a home is likely to be the biggest financial transaction of your life and can be a source of great stress if you get it wrong. Even when things go right there are many potential problems. This book aims to steer you through the property maze comprehensively to help you find exactly the home you want. It's packed with information on all aspects of housing, including renting, buying leasehold, selling, estate agents, making offers, dealing with solicitors, mortgages and surveys.
Ben West was the property correspondent of the Daily Express from 1999 until 2001, writing over 140 articles on all aspects of property. He is now a freelance writer and journalist. He has recently written two books: Fun For a Fiver or Less in Amsterdam and Fun For a Fiver or Less in London (Pan 2002).