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Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage
We’re here to make it as simple as possible for you to get a mortgage. We’ll do whatever we can to help you. We want you to be able to enjoy the excitement of owning your own home without any of the nasty surprises the process can throw up.
Check out our mortgage calculator to calculate your estimated monthly mortgage repayments.
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By talking to you and understanding your budget and lifestyle we’ll help you find the best mortgage for your circumstances. Your mortgage adviser can then provide you with an illustration showing you all the important details of your recommended mortgage. They’ll provide you with tailored advice and recommendations for life cover and for life and critical illness cover to protect your home and your lifestyle. You’ll also receive a personalised home contents insurance illustration. Make sure you have agreement in principle (AIP) before you make an offer on a house. This states how much the mortgage provider is prepared to lend you, subject to approval of the property.
You may want to discuss mortgage protection insurance with an advisor. This insurance could help with your mortgage repayments if your income has fallen due to an accident, illness or redundancy. You may want to consider taking insurance out when you agree your mortgage but make sure you discuss this with a financial adviser to get advice on whether this product is suitable for you.
Put in an offer on your chosen property. In Scotland all formal offers for property must be submitted by solicitors. In England and Wales the offer has to be made through an estate agent. If your offer’s accepted then contact your mortgage advisor and complete your application.
You’ll receive a copy of the offer letter and a copy will be sent to your solicitor to allow them to complete the purchase process.
Celebrate! It’s yours.
You can then arrange with your solicitor to pay the deposit and arrange your moving in date. On the completion date, your account will be opened and the funds released. And you can start to enjoy your new home.
Once you’ve read our step-by-step guide for the mortgage application process, look at any of the other articles on our site that can help fill in any gaps in your knowledge. Then you’ll be able to look forward to buying your home with confidence.
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