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We can Help you buy Your Council House Under the Right to Buy Scheme

Right to Buy is a government scheme that allows eligible tenants in England to purchase their property from the council for a discounted price.

 

If you have spent at least 3 years (not always continuous) renting from the public sector as opposed to privately and are secure tenants of a council property, you may be eligible for the Right to Buy Scheme. In a Right to Buy sale, the property will be valued at the full market price, with a government discount applied to it.

How The Discount Is Worked Out

The discount percentage depends on varying factors, such as where you are in the country and how long you’ve been a council tenant. A big advantage of Right to Buy is that due to the discount, there will usually be equity in the house already. How much equity again depends on varying factors, such as how much your discount is and the value of the property.

 

We often find that those who utilise the Right to Buy Scheme are First Time Buyers in Leeds. We love working alongside First Time Buyers and are here throughout every step of the process. This starts with your initial enquiry, all the way through to your completion.

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The Right to Buy Process

  • Firstly, you’ll need to contact the council and ask for an application form – This confirms your eligibility!
  • Once you’ve been accepted, you’ll receive a purchase price, of which you’ll have a set amount of time to accept.
  • Lastly, once a purchase price has been agreed on, we can get the ball rolling with your mortgage application!

 

Working out your monthly outgoings may be greatly beneficial to you if you are thinking of buying your council home.

 

Our recommendation is to work out what you have now as a tenant, then compare that to what it would be like if you were a homeowner. We are more than happy to help you out with this part.

 

Get in touch to book your free mortgage consultation in Leeds.

Why choose us for Right to Buy Mortgage Advice in Leeds?

As a knowledgeable and experienced Mortgage Broker in Leeds, we are able to look through 1000’s of Right to Buy mortgage deals for you, tailored to your circumstances.

 

Throughout the whole process, we’ll offer a multitude of help and guidance, answering any questions you may have. We even aid with other services when necessary, such as conveyancing.

 

Our brilliant team are incredibly proud of the service levels we provide day in and day out – This is reflected in our genuine customer reviews.

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Sometimes a deposit isn’t always required. All lenders have different requirements for how much deposit is required from tenants to get a Right to Buy mortgage. Some lenders will require you to put down a deposit in addition to the discount, depending on circumstances, for example, if you are struggling with credit problems. Thankfully, many lenders offer Right to Buy mortgages in Leeds with no deposit required whatsoever. 

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.

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.

We make it so easy!
Our 4 step process

Step 1

Contact the council for an application form and check your eligibility for the scheme.

Step 2

You'll receive a purchase price and from there we can take some initial details and book you in with a Mortgage Advisor in Leeds.

Step 3

From there your dedicated advisor will work by your side, ensuring the process goes smoothly.

Step 4

We’ll try to find you the most appropriate mortgage deal. We’ll be there to support you, right through to completion.

A telephone call where we can take some initial details and find out about your plan of action.

Enjoy finding a property!

Make an offer on the property you set your heart on – we’ll finalise your figures and help you to get a good deal.

Our mortgage recommendation. We’ll try to find you the best mortgage deal. We’ll be there to support you, right through to you getting your keys.

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