Non Standard Construction Mortgage
In the UK there is a huge variation of property types available, some being hundreds of years old while others were finished yesterday. As a result of having such a diverse range of homes available, there are lots of different types of construction and each of these has implications for mortgage lenders.
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Standard construction in England and Wales is defined as brick or block walls. This means that anything else is considered non-standard. This could include homes with thatched roofs, concrete walls, high rise flats or modern prefabs- each type comes with different risks for a mortgage lender and as a result, each lender has a slightly different appetite for what they'll provide mortgages for.
Anyone who has bought a flat above the fifth floor in a block, or a timbre-framed home or tried to finance a Huf Haus will know that it's no easy task finding a mortgage. This can be frustrating, as often the quality of the property is of a very high standard, but the lender has rules about what they will and won't lend against.
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Knowing which lenders are willing to lend on the different types of non-standard construction is critical to getting your mortgage approved; applying to one and hoping for the best is likely to result in being declined, and this can have a negative impact on your credit score.
Not all mortgage brokers specialise in helping borrowers to secure a mortgage but having a really good, up to date knowledge of which lender is looking for what can mean you are able to buy your dream home or not. Speak to a specialist now.
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*APR = Annual Percentage Rate *ERC = Early Repayment Charge
*These figures are only illustrative. An assessment of your needs will be confirmed before a recommendation can be made. A Key Facts Illustration, which is personal to your circumstances, will be provided if a recommendation for a mortgage product is made.