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    • Mikei100
    • By Mikei100 16th Jul 17, 8:41 PM
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    Advice needed
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    • 16th Jul 17, 8:41 PM
    Advice needed 16th Jul 17 at 8:41 PM
    My partner and I are considering when to buy our first place together. We are looking for a two bedroom property (ideally a flat) in East London. Our combined annual income is £62,450 before tax and we would hope to get a property around £260,000 at most.

    One of us will be using the LISA for our deposit (around £10,500 inc. bonus). The other has a share in a property. Would it be possible to get a fixed rate mortgage using just the LISA money as a deposit?

    Can you give us a rough breakdown of the fees (included conveyancing, mortgage fees etc) that would be incurred on a property of that price? We would like to know how much we still need to save.

    In addition, my partner is weighing up whether to keep their share in the other property, given the new Stamp Duty bands. Is there a way they can do this and avoid paying the charge?
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    • ACG
    • By ACG 16th Jul 17, 8:47 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 8:47 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 8:47 PM
    Arrangement fee is normally £1k ish - if it is charged at all.
    Valuation fee - £400ish
    solicitors around - £1k including searches.
    stamp duty - https://www.stampdutycalculator.org.uk/
    Mortgage brokers fee - £0-999
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    • glosoli
    • By glosoli 16th Jul 17, 8:57 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 8:57 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 8:57 PM
    Just remember, you have to have the Lifetime ISA opened for at least a year before being eligible for the bonus.
    • Thrugelmir
    • By Thrugelmir 16th Jul 17, 9:09 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 9:09 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 9:09 PM
    Is there a mortgage on the other property?
    “ “Bull markets are born on pessimism, grow on skepticism, mature on optimism, and die on euphoria. The time of maximum pessimism is the best time to buy, and the time of maximum optimism is the best time to sell.” Sir John Marks Templeton
    • Mikei100
    • By Mikei100 16th Jul 17, 10:01 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 10:01 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 10:01 PM
    All taken into account, thanks!
    • Mikei100
    • By Mikei100 16th Jul 17, 10:02 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 10:02 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 10:02 PM
    Bought outright
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