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Mortgages for Contractors
Are you a contract worker looking for a mortgage? Have you struggled to get a mortgage in the past because your high street lender doesn’t understand how contractors are paid? At Your Mortgage Expert, we know the Contractor Mortgages market so why not get in touch today? We are based in Salisbury but we can help you no matter where you live in the UK.
Why Contractors can struggle getting a mortgage
We often speak to contractors who tell us they have struggled to secure mortgages on the high street. This is because many of the in-house mortgage consultants for high street lenders aren’t familiar with the way contractors are paid. They often base a contractor’s mortgage on your accounts or other tax efficient methods that may be used, which don’t truly reflect what you earn.
Do any of the following sound like your situation
- I’ve spoken to lenders in the past who won’t accept my application because I contract
- Because I contract, I am not sure how much I can borrow
- My accounts don’t really reflect how much I actually earn
If so, then we can help. We know which mortgage lenders are familiar with the way contractors work. These lenders will work off your contract alone. So will give you a mortgage based on an annualised figure of your contract rate and will ignore your Limited Company accounts or any other tax efficient method you use.
Get in touch today.
How are contractor mortgages different?
The main difference with contractor mortgages is how the lender assesses your income.
Rather than using a “one size fits all” model. Most lenders that welcome contractor customers have more bespoke lending criteria aimed at the financial needs of contract workers.
This underwriting method will use an annualised figure of your contract rate to assess your affordable mortgage. So rather than restricting your assessable income to a director’s salary and dividends as shown on your Limited Company accounts, these lenders will use your gross contract rate to assess your income, enabling you to apply for a mortgage that reflects your true level of income.
To find out more, why not request a call back from us today?
What information will I need to provide?
This can vary depending on your contracting experience and the level of deposit or equity. But typically, all you will need to provide is your contract, CV and a few bank statements.
Speak to one of our mortgage advisers who will be able to tell you which lenders are able to help and the exact requirements for each of them. We can help take the stress and uncertainty out of your application.
Get in touch with us today to find out more.
What type of Contractor Mortgages can you advise on?
Whatever life stage you are at or purchasing decision you are making, we can help.
These are just a selection of the contractor mortgages we can help with:
- First time buyer
- Home mover
- Looking to utilise the government backed Help to Buy
- Switch your mortgage to get a new deal
- Purchase a Buy to Let
Why not call us to discuss?
Most forms of Buy to Let mortgage are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
A MORTGAGE IS A LOAN SECURED AGAINST YOUR HOME. YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE OR ANY OTHER DEBT SECURED ON IT.
YOU MAY HAVE TO PAY AN EARLY REPAYMENT CHARGE TO YOUR EXISTING LENDER IF YOU REMORTGAGE.
There may be a fee for mortgage advice. The actual amount you pay will depend upon your circumstances. The fee is up to 2% but a typical fee is 0.6% of the amount borrowed.
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