We’ve put together some frequently asked questions for when your broker has submitted, or is about to submit a mortgage application with us.
The Government has extended the Stamp Duty Holiday until the 30th June 2021 for properties up to £500,000 and 30th September for properties up to £250,000.
With this extension, we expect to see an increase in mortgage applications. As a specialist lender we look at each mortgage application individually, which means that in some cases applications may take longer than usual to assess. While we understand this may be frustrating, if you have any questions about your application, please contact your broker.
During these uncertain times we may also ask your broker to provide some extra information to support your application. To help you understand what you may need to provide and why, we've answered some frequently asked questions below.
A. Yes, your broker can apply for a mortgage offer extension on your behalf. You will need to ask your solicitor to submit an extension request to our completion team if you will not be able to complete before the expiry date of your mortgage offer.
Once we have reviewed the request, we will either issue an extension or ask your broker to provide any further documentation that we may need to see. It is important for you to be aware that if your completion date is after 30th June you will need to pay the relevant stamp duty for the property you are buying.
A. We will ask your broker to provide 3 months of bank statements so that we can see evidence of the following:
A. We will accept gifted deposits as long as they come from immediate family members (members (parents including step-parents, grandparents, other family members such as a non-dependent child, brother, sister, uncle or aunt).
Your broker will provide you with a Donor Gift Deposit Declaration form which you will need to ask your donor to complete, sign and send back to your broker along with a form of ID and evidence of the funds they will be gifting to you. Please note that if the donor is not a parent or grandparent, they will need to be a UK homeowner.
A. Unfortunately, we do not lend to customers currently receiving furlough income. We will however consider your income once you have returned to your current role and working hours, which will need to be supported by your first full payslip.