Unfortunately, it's not only the deposit you have to save for there are also fees and some may surprise you. These include:

Stamp duty... as in tax paid to the government depending on the value of the property.

Mortgage advisor... as in the person that helps you find the most suitable (and cheapest) mortgage.

Valuation... as in a check on how much the property you are about to buy is worth. The mortgage company require you to do this.  

Surveyor... as in the person who checks the property for potential costly work, think: damp, cracked walls, faulty electrics, etc...  

Solicitor... as in help with the paper work and managing the exchange.

Need to know how much each of these will cost? We have a guide for that. 

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