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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.

Find Out Current Best Rates

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Mortgage Amount
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Reason for Mortgage
Mortgage Type
Lender Initial Rate Type For Then APR* ERC* Fee
Clydesdale Bank Intermediary 2 Year Discount £1449 Fee CLY0.99%DiscountAug-20204.95%4.3%2 years £1449
Monmouthshire BS 2 Year Discount £1999 Fee Purchase BMO0.99%Discount2 years 4.99%4.4%2 years £2149
Progressive BS 2 Year Discount No Fee Purchase BPG0.99%Discount2 years 4.75%4.3%2 years £0
Leeds BS 2 Year Tracker £999 Fee BLH1.19%TrackerJun-20205.69%4.8%30-Jun-2020 £999
Nationwide BS RETENTION 2 Year Tracker £999 Fee Existing Borrowers Cashback BNW1.19%Tracker2 years 3.99%3.6% £999
Nationwide BS 2 Year Tracker £999 Fee BNW1.19%Tracker2 years 3.99%3.5% £999
Nationwide BS FTB 2 Year Tracker £999 Fee Cashback BNW1.19%Tracker2 years 3.99%3.6% £999
Nationwide BS RETENTION 2 Year Tracker £999 Fee Existing Borrowers BiR BNW1.19%Tracker2 years 3.99%4% £999
Barclays Bank 2 Year Tracker £1999 Fee Purchase No ERC BWO1.24%Tracker2 years 3.99%3.6% £1999
Platform Intermediary 2 Year Tracker £999 Fee CTS1.24%Tracker2 years 4.74%4.3%2 years £999
Mortgage product availability is subject to status and availability. Although great care is taken to ensure that product details are as accurate as possible no liability can be accepted for errors or omissions.
*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.
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In assessing your requirements, we do not use credit scoring and we can provide an accurate estimate of the amount of borrowing and the viability of your requirements, without effecting your credit score.

We avoid credit searches at the initial stages given that numerous credit searches will impact your ability to access cheap credit. It is clear that too many credit applications in a short period of time will impact your score and whilst it is important to shop around, formal applications for a mortgage can trigger rejections, as it gives the impression you may be desperate for credit. It is essential when making enquiries for any financial product, that the Company does not credit score you, until such time as you have agreed to make a formal application.

We can indicate your chances of approval prior to any application being made and where necessary, can obtain decisions in principle from lenders who do not use credit scoring.

 

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