How do I look for a property to buy or rent?

You can search hundreds of thousands of UK properties for sale and/or to rent by clicking on the 'For Sale' or 'To Rent' tabs on our homepage and entering a place name or area into the search box. Make sure you are not overpaying by reviewing current home values, researching sold house prices or selecting a local estate agent from our directory.

You can further refine your property search in our 'For sale' or 'To rent' listings by using our keywords filter to search for properties that include specific words e.g. garage. You can also search for exact phrases by using quotation marks e.g. "double garage", or to exclude a term you can prefix it with '-' e.g. -pets.

We also have a large database of qualified agents who can help you, their details can be found in the 'Find agents' section of our website.

We recommend that you also sign up to a property alert so you can receive summary emails of properties which might interest you. To register for email alerts simply perform a search on Zoopla of your criteria and select 'Create email alert' which you will find at the top of the search box after searching. You can create as many email alerts as you wish, each for a different area. You can also choose the frequency of the emails you receive.