The best thing about our job as a Mortgage Broker in Leeds is helping our clients navigate through the often stressful experience of buying a home or remortgaging. It can be a complicated process and our clients love having someone on their side from start to finish to ensure they get the right advice.
We do pride ourselves on providing a highly responsive service, communication is everything in this job. We work from a large panel of well-known high street banks and building Societies to ensure our clients get the best deal available to them but we also work with smaller, more specialist Lenders too for when we come across clients who don’t “tick all the boxes”.
Our free initial mortgage consultation can roughly last up to one hour. As a skilled Mortgage Broker in Leeds, we can get you an Agreement in Principle within 24 hours after we have all the correct information. On average, a formal mortgage offer takes about three weeks.
If you’re an employee, you will usually have to supply three pay slips to prove your income. If you are Self Employed in Leeds, it is typically the latest two years’ accounts. You will also need to provide proof of ID, address and three months’ bank statements.
If you can show evidence of at least one year’s accounts, you may be able to get a mortgage. Most lenders in Leeds will use your salary plus dividend to work out your maximum mortgage. However, some can go off your net profit.
Despite having shown any credit problems in the past, the good news is you may be able to get a mortgage, but it means you may be required to put down a higher deposit, e.g. 10 – 15% of the property purchase price.
Suppose you are looking to put down a deposit for a property in Leeds. In that case, most High Street lenders will ask for a minimum deposit of 5%, and others might ask for a higher amount depending on your circumstances, e.g. If you have had any previous credit problems.
You can have two mortgages running simultaneously, as long as you can afford to repay the monthly instalments on each of them. If you’re looking to accomplish something like debt consolidation or home improvements, you may be able to place a second mortgage on your home.
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 easily get renewed by speaking to a Mortgage Advisor in Leeds.
As a committed Mortgage Broker in Leeds, we will carry out a Fact Find to establish your personal needs before we go ahead with advising the most suitable mortgage for your circumstances. From there, you will be credit checked, which is a requirement to obtain an Agreement in Principle. Once you have provided all the relevant documentation and a valuation of the property has been undertaken, you can be issued a formal mortgage offer.
Your free mortgage consultation with a Mortgage Advisor in Leeds will last around one hour. Once they have evaluated your circumstances, they will advise a mortgage with no obligation for you to proceed. Based on the deal, you can determine whether or not you want to continue the process.
To help demonstrate that you are creditworthy and assess your affordability for a mortgage, we recommend getting an Agreement in Principle ready before viewing properties in Leeds. At the very latest, you should obtain one before making an offer to assist your bargaining position and show any seller that you are ready to proceed should they accept your offer. We are typically able to obtain an agreement in principle within 24 hours.
Our Managing Director Malcolm founded the company with his wife Amy in 2009. He still loves seeing customers to this day and he eats, sleeps and breathes Mortgages!
His real passion is to help customers get the best mortgage deal available to them and guiding First Time Buyers safely through the daunting process of getting onto the property ladder.
His most embarrassing moment came some years ago when he accidentally got locked in a customer's bathroom - don't ask!