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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Mortgages & Endowments
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Sicily1991Sicily1991 Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Mortgages & Endowments
Hello,

My situation is that I have just enough saved up for a 10% deposit including a gift from my father.
I.e. I have £1600 in a HTB ISA, £1400 in a savings account, and £7500 in my current account (higher interest) which is where all my outgoings come out from. In all I need £9k of my own money, in addition to £6k from my father to make up the deposit which leaves me with only £1.5K for this month's outgoings until I get paid again. Purchase price is £150k.

My question is: as I'm preparing to put in a mortgage application, will the lenders be concerned that I am using practically all my money to demonstrate the deposit? I know that it will probably be another 2/3 paydays before I actually need to transfer the deposit so I'll have more savings by then, but I'm concerned the bank will say I don't have enough to live off if I'm using all my savings.

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  • ExodiExodi Forumite
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    Sicily1991 wrote: »
    Hello,

    My situation is that I have just enough saved up for a 10% deposit including a gift from my father.
    I.e. I have £1600 in a HTB ISA, £1400 in a savings account, and £7500 in my current account (higher interest) which is where all my outgoings come out from. In all I need £9k of my own money, in addition to £6k from my father to make up the deposit which leaves me with only £1.5K for this month's outgoings until I get paid again. Purchase price is £150k.

    My question is: as I'm preparing to put in a mortgage application, will the lenders be concerned that I am using practically all my money to demonstrate the deposit? I know that it will probably be another 2/3 paydays before I actually need to transfer the deposit so I'll have more savings by then, but I'm concerned the bank will say I don't have enough to live off if I'm using all my savings.

    So from the figures you've posted, you have £1600 (htb) + £400 (htb bonus) + £1400 (s/a) + £7500 (c/a) + £6000 (gift) = £16,900. The deposit is £15,000 but you will need to pay for conveyancing fee's (~£1,500 inc searches) and a survey (~£400), etc, it's clearly quite tight.

    To answer your question, you will have no issues with the lender or solicitor however I would be saving every penny over the next 1-3 paydays so you don't move in with £0.00 in your bank.

    Regarding your suggestion from the bank, it just wouldn't happen. A lot of people move into a house with not much more than the clothes they're wearing.
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  • Thank you for your reply. In terms of the timeline of when I'll actually be transferring the deposit money to my solicitor- how close to the exchange date is this? I am able to save about £800-£1000 a month with my current salary but as you correctly point out- I have the legal costs to cover over the this period which will significantly reduce what I actually save.
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    If you're talking about the 10% upon exchange, it's usually not more than 1-2 days before the planned exchange date.
    Sicily1991 wrote: »
    Thank you for your reply. In terms of the timeline of when I'll actually be transferring the deposit money to my solicitor- how close to the exchange date is this? I am able to save about £800-£1000 a month with my current salary but as you correctly point out- I have the legal costs to cover over the this period which will significantly reduce what I actually save.
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    Solicitors will require cleared funds prior to effecting exchange. This will include all their fees, stamp duty etc not just the deposit.
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  • ExodiExodi Forumite
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    Thrugelmir wrote: »
    Solicitors will require cleared funds prior to effecting exchange. This will include all their fees, stamp duty etc not just the deposit.

    This isn't true. You'll usually be provided with a completion statement and solicitors fees are usually taken out of 'the pot' on completion - can evidence this as I've literally just exchanged :rotfl:
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