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”.
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.
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.
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.
Once you have submitted at least one year’s accounts, you are able to get a mortgage. Most Lenders use your salary plus dividend to calculate the maximum mortgage, whereas others are known to go off your net profit.
It’s usually three payslips for an employee to prove income and the latest 2 years’ accounts for self-employed. You will also need to produce proof of ID, address and 3 months’ bank statements.
Our free consultation typically lasts up to an hour or so. We can turn round an agreement in principle within 24 hours. A formal mortgage offer takes about three weeks on average.
Your free mortgage consultation in Leeds will last round about one hour. We will then recommend a mortgage for you with no obligation for you to proceed and you can decide whether or not you wish to proceed with the mortgage.
As your mortgage broker in Leeds, we carry out a Fact Find to establish your personal needs before we recommend the most suitable mortgage for you. A credit check is then required for an Agreement in Principle. Once you have provided all the relevant documentation and a valuation of the property has been undertaken, a formal mortgage offer can be issued.
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 always be refreshed.
It may be possible to get a second mortgage on your home for things like debt consolidation or Home Improvements. It may also be possible to take out a mortgage on a second property if you’re wanting to use it for yourself, a family member, a holiday home or a Buy to Let.
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!