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Deposit question

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Mortgages & Endowments
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jimwaughjimwaugh Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Mortgages & Endowments
Here is the situation.
I own a 100k property outright in Scotland.
I want to buy a second home in England for around 150k, time will be split between the two.
Is there any way to use the first home to waive the deposit for the second or will I have to go down the equity release route...

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  • CLAPTONCLAPTON Forumite
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    equity release.. just a lovely term for a loan

    yes you will need to raise a mortgage/loan on the first house to provide a deposit for the second
  • kingstreetkingstreet Forumite
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    I can think of at least one lender which offers a cross-charge facility where it takes a charge over two properties to avoid the need for remortgaging to create a deposit.

    However, I'm pretty sure it won't do this cross-border and I'm not sure any lender will.

    You could put it to an independent or whole market broker up there and see what comes back.
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