Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

    • AJRFulton
    • By AJRFulton 14th Oct 16, 5:41 PM
    • 17Posts
    • 1Thanks
    Self Building
    • #1
    • 14th Oct 16, 5:41 PM
    Self Building 14th Oct 16 at 5:41 PM
    My dad is a farmer and I'm fortunate enough to have a free plot with one of the outbuildings.

    Again, being a farmer we can save quite a bit with doing a self build project, in the sense we have access to excavators, trailers, soil, aggregate, etc.

    Anyway, my parents recently did something similar last year and put up a pretty decent standard house for about 120k - without valuation I would imagine this house to be worth in the region of 225-250k - that is just based on similar houses in the area (West of Scotland). I'd be looking to do the same. However my parents paid for this with savings, thus have no mortgage.

    I am looking to do the same, however my stumbling block is both myself and my partner have a mortgage on a flat each (She has paid about 40,000 off of a 105,000 mortgage, I have paid about 4000 off a 32,000 mortgage). I also have a buy to let property (28,000 interest only mortgage).

    We are reluctant to sell any of these as her flat, and my buy to let both provide decent rental income. My current flat will also provide rental income if it was to go on the market.

    My question is, how will this affect us if we go to get a self build mortgage.

    I am self employed with an average income of around 45,000 my partner is PAYE with an income of 28,000
Page 1
    • neneromanova
    • By neneromanova 14th Oct 16, 6:05 PM
    • 2,893 Posts
    • 6,862 Thanks
    • #2
    • 14th Oct 16, 6:05 PM
    • #2
    • 14th Oct 16, 6:05 PM
    as you're SE, is the 45k a year what you tell the tax man? As this is what mortgage providers look for. We're currently having this problem with finding a mortgage as we're both SE.
    DD1 Born 31st March 2008
    DD2 Born 29th August 2010
    DS1 Born 28th October 2013
    Got Married 15th September 2012 Now Mrs Clark

    • tlc678910
    • By tlc678910 14th Oct 16, 6:11 PM
    • 522 Posts
    • 896 Thanks
    • #3
    • 14th Oct 16, 6:11 PM
    • #3
    • 14th Oct 16, 6:11 PM
    Would your parents let you and your partner live with them while you save up for the build? You could save like mad for a couple of years then alternate the build with your paid work for a year or two and enjoy mortgage free living?!
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

1,068Posts Today

7,345Users online

Martin's Twitter
  • It's the start of mini MSE's half term. In order to be the best daddy possible, Im stopping work and going off line?

  • RT @shellsince1982: @MartinSLewis thanx to your email I have just saved myself £222 by taking a SIM only deal for £7.50 a month and keeping?

  • Today's Friday twitter poll: An important question, building on yesterday's important discussions: Which is the best bit of the pizza...

  • Follow Martin