I would go through a mortgage broker so you don't waste time, money and add more credit searches to your file applying to lenders who won't accept you. How bad is your credit, and what deposit do you have?
Thank you for your answer. Tbh I haven't got a deposit saved as yet as I'm on maternity leave and we have been paying off debts but my credit file should be back to normal by this coming January (according to credit expert) will be able to save quite quickly once back to work though. Just don't know where to start.
You can get a independent financial adviser from unbiased.co.uk
If you had poor credit previously it is unlikely that you would be accepted by a mainstream lender (high street bank etc) you will need a decent deposit to avoid having a really high interest rate or being declined. Most likely you will need more than 10% as a deposit. Don't forget to factor n stamp duty land tax and legal fees.