I was speaking to a friend who was talking about her recent purchase of a home with her long-term partner. And it dawned on her. She had absolutely zero idea what needed to happen next and what it all financially meant for them, for her. It was the cliché “he took care of all of it” situation. Which can be great, but it is also important that women don’t rely on their partners to just “take care of” all things financial in their lives, and not have their own understanding of personal finances. This isn’t an uncommon scenario across women in all walks of life and professions, so if you fall in that camp I recommend checking out my post on Steps to being a financially independent woman. Meanwhile, I have highlighted some headline things you should definitely know a bit about when embarking on property buying, whether by yourself or with your partner.