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The Mortgage Application Process

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Which mortgage is it?

Mortgages NI are loans from a bank or building society to finance the purchase of property. The typical mortgage is for 25 years, but the duration can be extended or shorter depending on the needs of the borrower. The amount of the mortgage is secured by the property you live in until it is paid back.

Mortgage types

There are a variety of different kinds of mortgages…

A fixed-rate mortgage

This is because the interest rate of the loan is locked for a predetermined duration of time. This means that your monthly payments remain the same throughout the time you’re on this particular product, regardless of whether your Standard Variable Rate (SVR) is changed.

Mortgage with a discount rate:

This is the time when your interest rate gets deducted in relation to the SVR. Your monthly payments and interest rate could change with adjustments in the amount of SVR.

The mortgage tracker:

A mortgage in which the interest rate is determined by the external rate of reference, typically it is Bank of England Base Rate.

Offset mortgage

These savings can be used to offset the interest charges on your mortgage. Your savings must be with the mortgage lender. You will not be charged any an interest rate based on the amount that is different between savings and mortgage.

Variable mortgage:

A mortgage in which your interest rate is able to fluctuate between up and down. The rate isn’t based on the external benchmark rate, and isn’t discounted from a different rate.
Figuring out the amount you can pay for

If you are interested in being offered mortgages your mortgage lender has to evaluate the amount you can afford to take out (in terms of how much you have the ability to repay). To determine this, the lender will look at your income as well as all expenses. The lender will also set a limit at an income multiplier, which means that your income will restrict the amount you’re qualified to borrow. The amount of income multiplied varies from lender to lender and it can also vary according to the amount you make.

The mortgage application procedure

If you’re ready to apply for a mortgage, you’ll have to schedule the appointment with a mortgage Consultant.

In your mortgage appointment you’ll need present the Mortgage Advisor with any proof of expenses and income you earn. They’ll then use that information to determine how much you’re able to get. From there, your Mortgage Adviser will prepare the application for you and send you the European Standardised Information Sheet (ESIS) which will explain the mortgage you’re applying for in full.

In order to complete applying, you Mortgage Advisor will require a signature on your behalf, some proofs of identification as well as proof of deposit along with bank records. You might also be asked for additional documents dependent on your specific circumstances.

Your application will then be referred on to the Mortgage Underwriting team who will review each application individually. They will look at your past lending experience and most importantly, how you repay. This is when many banks will run a credit score assessment on you, in order to determine if your request is approved or not. However, at The Tipton, we aren’t doing this!

The Underwriting team may request our appraisers to visit the property you’re planning to buy, in order to make sure that it is in line with our policies and doesn’t cost too much!

If your application is approved and your mortgage proposal is accepted, it can be sent your encrypted email. You must submit and sign. After that, when your solicitors have been approved and you’ve set an agreed upon date for moving and we have your mortgage to your solicitor who will make arrangements for the money to be paid directly to the buyer.

Different types of repayment


You pay the monthly interest plus a portion to the balance of your mortgage every month. After the term of the term of your mortgage, you will have completed the repayment of your mortgage.

Only interest:

This is how you pay the interest that is charged to your mortgage every month. Repayments made monthly will not affect the balance of your mortgage and at the close of your mortgage you’ll still owe the entire amount you borrowed. To settle the debt, you’ll need an arrangement for repayment for example, an endowment plan, Stocks & Shares ISA, pension or selling the second property, or investment property.

Part and Part:

In this case, your monthly payment will cover the cost of interest and pays some of the money you borrowed. After the expiration of the mortgage term, you’ll still owe a portion of the initial mortgage amount. In addition, you’ll need an appropriate repayment plan to pay the interest-only part that you owe on your mortgage.

Your deposit and the impact it has on you

You’ll need a sufficient down payment to purchase your first house. A minimum deposit is usually 5percent of the cost of the home. If you’re planning to move then you’ll be able to put the equity of the current property as a deposit.

The amount you deposit could be a significant factor in the mortgage you take out. In general, the more you are required to make in order to qualify for a mortgage, the better rate you’ll be entitled to. This is because of the less risk the lender will take in granting you an mortgage. A larger deposit may make it necessary to borrow less money, which can make your monthly payments smaller or enable you to pay back your mortgage sooner. The lower your borrowing and the lower your interest rate, the less you’ll pay in total!

The cost of mortgage products is accessible based on your credit to value, or LTV (the amount you’re borrowing relative to the worth that the home is worth). A greater deposit means that you will have an lower LTV. It is important to note that the majority of these products will operate with multiples of five (e.g. products that are available with 5% deposit and products that require deposits of 10 etc.).

Costs and fees to take into consideration

The cost of purchasing your house isn’t only the cost of the house. From saving up for an initial deposit, to taking into consideration for the cost of moving in, the numerous expenses should not be underestimated.

The cost of booking:

It is a cost to secure the money to pay for your mortgage. This fee is not refundable, and must be paid at the time of application.

The cost of arranging:

This fee is charged for assessing an application. It is possible to pay this fee in advance or add it onto the mortgage amount. However, when you decide to add the fee on top of the amount you are borrowing, you’ll be charged the fee with interest with the same interest rate that you pay on the mortgage. Fees could be fixed or an amount that is a percentage of the mortgage amount.

Valuation fee:

Your lender has to evaluate the property through the mortgage valuation. This will help make sure that the home you’re buying is worth the amount you’re paying and they are willing to lend money on the property. You can pick between a traditional valuation or a Homebuyer’s Report from RICS which is more expensive but provides more detail. The cost of valuation will be based on the value of your home. is worth.

More in-depth survey of structural integrity is also accessible. A structural survey can provide the full report of the structural integrity of the property. You might want to think about this kind of survey if the property you’re buying is old or of non-standard construction. In these situations, the lender may need a mortgage appraisal to be done for mortgage purposes . Therefore, you could be held accountable for the costs of both the valuation as well as the survey.

Legal costs:

You’ll need to hire an attorney or licensed conveyancer when you purchase your house. They will take care of all legal requirements for you. It is recommended to request a quote before you do so and then determine what they will complete for you.

Transfer fee for electronic transmission:

This is a charge to transfer the mortgage money between your mortgage lender and your lawyer. After you’ve dealt with the mortgage you have and now ready to relocate but there are a few additional costs to consider.

Stamp Duty:

This is among the largest expenses you’ll face when you are moving. The majority of the time, you will be able to pay this fee to your solicitor , who will forward it to your Stamp Office. It’s a lump-sum payment for the purchase of a house that exceeds a certain amount, which you might have to pay.


There are a variety of types of insurance that you need to consider when you take out an mortgage. Although you do not need to purchase them from the lender, you’ll need appropriate policies in the first place. At the minimum requirement, you should be covered by a buildings insurance policy. You you should also take into consideration life insurance and contents coverage.


There are probably items to relocate from where you currently reside, which means that you will need to purchase a removal service. Always ask for quotes and compare the costs to get the most affordable price.

Council tax:

How much Council Tax you must pay depends on where you reside and what your home is worth.

General maintenance

There are still things that can fail at times. It is possible that you will need to set some money aside for repairs to any issues that occur.

Other bills:

There are always expenses associated with operating your home. You should consider the cost of your bills, which include electricity, gas and water. Along with the other costs like broadband, food and television.