The Law Society has published a beginners’ guide to buying a flat, focusing on the specific issues you need to consider.

If you are buying a flat, as opposed to a house, there are some additional issues to consider, from the length of the lease and the amount of the service charges, to restrictions on running a business from the property or whether you’re allowed pets. 

The Law Society’s new guide, ‘Your guide to buying a flat’, outlines the differences between a flat and a house, and contains top tips for buying and the most pertinent questions to ask a solicitor.