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    • DuncanL
    • By DuncanL 14th Jun 17, 10:10 AM
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    I'm on a shared mortgage in name only - can I still be considered a first time buyer?
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    • 14th Jun 17, 10:10 AM
    I'm on a shared mortgage in name only - can I still be considered a first time buyer? 14th Jun 17 at 10:10 AM
    Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help. I joined my sisters mortgage last year to take the place of her boyfriend after a break-up. I'm on it in name only and make no payments. In doing this have I waived my rights to be considered a first-time buyer? Will it have damaged my chances of getting my own property in the future?

    Many thanks,
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    • SeagullFTB
    • By SeagullFTB 14th Jun 17, 10:18 AM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 10:18 AM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 10:18 AM
    I'm not sure, but I'd assume that you can't be considered as a first time buyer and any future application for a mortgage would take into account that you already have an existing one that you are responsible to repay, regardless of whether you or your sister actually make the payments.
    • kingstreet
    • By kingstreet 14th Jun 17, 10:58 AM
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    Are you only a party to the mortgage and not to the ownership of the property?
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