Be careful if you're transferring any money
Buying a home involves significant sums of money. Be aware of scams, particularly when you pay your mortgage deposit.
It's wise to be sceptical of anyone asking you to transfer money, even if it appears to be from your conveyancer. If you're at all suspicious, or feel you are being pressured to transfer any funds, contact your conveyancer directly over the phone, using a number you are familiar with or from their website, and ask them to verbally verify the details.
If you can, try and view a property more than once
Viewing a potential home is an exciting prospect and there can be a lot to take in.
Therefore, on a first viewing, it could be easy to miss something important, or perhaps see things with 'rose-tinted glasses'. Arranging a second or if necessary, third viewing, can help make sure you make an informed decision about any potential offer.
Ideally, viewing the property at different times of day may help too. This can help you consider how sunlight impacts the property, for example.