Our free consultation typically lasts up to an hour or so. We can turn round an agreement in principle within 24 hours. A formal mortgage offer takes about three weeks on average.
As your mortgage broker in Halifax, we carry out a Fact Find to establish your personal needs before we recommend the most suitable mortgage for you. A credit check is then required for an Agreement in Principle. Once you have provided all the relevant documentation and a valuation of the property has been undertaken, a formal mortgage offer can be issued.
Your free mortgage consultation in Halifax will last around one hour. We will then recommend a mortgage for you with no obligation for you to proceed and you can decide whether or not you wish to proceed with the mortgage.
To avoid possible disappointment, we recommend you obtain an Agreement in Principle before you begin viewing properties in Halifax. At the very latest you should obtain one prior to making an offer to assist your bargaining position.
An Agreement in Principle typically lasts for between 30 and 90 days depending on the Lender used. If your Agreement in Principle expires it can always be refreshed.
It may be possible to get a second mortgage on your home for things like debt consolidation or Home Improvements. It may also be possible to take out a mortgage on a second property if you’re wanting to use it for yourself, a family member, a holiday home or a Buy to Let.
The minimum deposit when purchasing a house in Halifax with High Street Lenders is typically 5%. This can be higher if you have had previous credit problems.
If you have had credit problems you can still get a mortgage but you may possibly be required to put down a higher deposit than usual, perhaps 15% of the property purchase price.
Once you have submitted at least one year’s accounts, you are able to get a mortgage. Most Lenders use your salary plus dividend to calculate the maximum mortgage, whereas others are known to go off your net profit.
It’s usually three payslips for an employee to prove income and the latest 2 years’ accounts for Self Employed. You will also need to produce proof of ID, address and 3 months’ bank statements.