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    • Weststandstag
    • By Weststandstag 17th Oct 16, 10:54 AM
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    Buying a house 3yrs post Bankruptcy
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    Buying a house 3yrs post Bankruptcy 17th Oct 16 at 10:54 AM
    I've been clear of bankruptcy for 3yrs now and am now saving towards buying our rented home.
    How long do need to be clear before attempting to get a mortgage and what's the likelihood of getting one?
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    • worriedmamma
    • By worriedmamma 17th Oct 16, 11:00 AM
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    Hi there

    My understanding is the bankruptcy is on your credit file for 6 years. I'm not sure if anyone's been able to get a mortgage within the 6 years or not. But I'd hazard a guess that lenders are going to have alarm bells ringing when lending to someone who's been bankrupt (rightly or wrongly of course!)

    Good luck x
    • owlet
    • By owlet 17th Oct 16, 11:32 AM
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    There are people on here who have reported getting a mortgage at 4 years (I think) post BR. I think Nationwide was one mentioned.

    If you get a mortgage broker - independent, not tied to a bank/building society, they can search the whole market to try and get you the best deal.
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    • alltaken
    • By alltaken 17th Oct 16, 1:07 PM
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    Nationwide, Skipton, a fair few others will lend at around 36 months post discharge. 3 years is the magic number with an average of 20%-30% deposit reported. Most on here seem to go with fixed 2 year deals and then look to re-mortgage, I assume this compensates for a potentially higher rate whilst 3 years post discharge.

    I am looking to purchase in 3 years, looks very promising with various building societies, don't be put off, just make sure you have a healthy deposit, i'll be aiming for 30%.
    • tigerfeet2006
    • By tigerfeet2006 17th Oct 16, 3:27 PM
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    Also make sure your credit files are squeaky clean and that you are seen to be handling credit correctly.
    The only stupid question is an unasked one
    I now live in a country that is 4 hours ahead of the UK so you may now find I post at weird times
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