We’ve listed some of the most popular property types in the UK so you can get to grips with all the options available to you. There are a range of options, all with their own pros and cons, depending on your homeownership goals.


A terraced house is a property that connects to other houses on both sides (not always the case, but more on that later!). Usually these properties all follow the same aesthetic and floorplan. 

While you may not have utmost privacy in your garden, having a house on either side of you - terraced houses are versatile and cater to plenty of differing households. You could get a two-storey two-bed if you’re a young couple, or a three-storey four-bed if you have children.

End of terrace 

End of terrace houses follow the same aesthetic and structure as regular terraced houses, but offer slightly more privacy in that you only have one next door neighbour, they are very similar to semi-detached properties in this way.


A detached property is exactly what it says on the tin, it’s a house that has no neighbouring houses connected to it. Detached houses are likely to be some of the most expensive properties on this list, as they are usually bigger and boast more privacy than a terraced or semi-detached house.


Semi-detached houses are similar to end of terrace houses, in that they are only connected to one other property. Often cheaper than detached houses, semi-detached properties can offer the flexibility of a detached house while boasting a smaller price tag. 


A bungalow is usually detached and consists of just one storey. These homes are usually favoured by those who may struggle getting up stairs or those wanting to move into a smaller, less maintenance-heavy property. 

Bungalows can be a good option for those who would like the privacy of a detached house, but prices may vary, as they are desirable homes. .


A flat, or apartment, is a property housed in a building with other properties. Usually only on one floor (although multi-storey flats do exist), they are ideal for single people or people who want to live with a friend or partner. They tend to be cheaper than most houses but may come with other costs as most flats are leasehold properties.

Some flats are not accessible via a shared door like a standard flat building, and have their own front door. These are what’s known as ‘maisonettes’ and usually have two storeys.

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