Definitive guide to property linked to 4-part Ch. 4 TV series The Chain, with its imprimatur, and distinctive logo. Programme's voiceover by popular Location, Location, Location's Kirsty Allsop telling real stories of buying and selling homes. Standalone book with comprehensive sound advice, easy-to-read, layout boxes and line drawings. Buying a house is perhaps the single most important decision that someone can make. A choice that can cost thousands, or millions of pounds. 1 in 3 housing chains break down, resulting in expense and heartache for all involved. The Chain explains and deconstructs the dreaded process by which thousands come a cropper each year. This will be the official companion to the primetime TV series -- blowing away the myths surrounding buying a house, and educating us all in the arts of estate agents, lawyers and the mirky corners of the housing industry. Property is a hot topic and according to the experts 9 out of 10 property deals could be pulled off successfully, if the proper information was given to those involved. This book will cover all the areas of the TV programme in an informative and easy-to-understand manner. It will follow real-life chains, from start to finish and at each level, which will be covered in the TV show each week. There will also be plenty of additional examples of chains as well as sound advice not included in the show. No stone or brick will remain unturned in Annie and Meg's quest to ensure we all have stress-free property deals. Annie Ashworth and Meg Sanders are the inimitable authors behind Trade Secrets: Everything You Will Need to Know about Anything. They jointly wrote How to Beat the System. Both are bestsellers.