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    • sammorey121
    • By sammorey121 14th Oct 16, 10:33 PM
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    Mortgage Free but low income - looking to borrow via Mortgage
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    • 14th Oct 16, 10:33 PM
    Mortgage Free but low income - looking to borrow via Mortgage 14th Oct 16 at 10:33 PM

    I'm after some advice based upon my friends circumstances below - he is trying to borrow some money from the house he owns outright in London which is Mortgage free - however appears to be in a unique situation that falls between the gaps of traditional mortgage lending.

    - He owns a house in London that has been valued at 1,200,000.00. No mortgage & freehold in his name.
    - He started a business 3 years ago where he has a 50% share in the business.
    - Income in the past 12 months was 24,000 - through salary & dividend. The 12 months previous was 8000.
    - He gets rental income from lodgers but this cannot be counted against his income for lending.
    - Credit card debt of 7000
    - Personal loan of 5000

    He wants to borrow 50,000 as a mortgage against the house to consolidate debts & complete house improvements. He has approached mortgage brokers who don't seem to be able to lend and is now considering the less known banks in order to gain the lending.

    Any thoughts on this and whether high st banks would lend against this. It seems very odd as the LTV would be perfectly in his favour.

    Thanks in advance


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    • Thrugelmir
    • By Thrugelmir 14th Oct 16, 10:36 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 10:36 PM
    It seems very odd as the LTV would be perfectly in his favour.
    Originally posted by sammorey121
    Unfortunately debt consolidation is the issue. 12k of debt on his income is significant. Not only that but another 38k on top as well. Sets the alarms bells ringing.
    Financial disasters happen when the last person who can remember what went wrong last time has left the building.
    • minimike2
    • By minimike2 14th Oct 16, 11:59 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 11:59 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 11:59 PM
    Maybe downsizing would be a better option.
    I am a mortgage industry professional. You should note that this site doesn't check my status as a Mortgage Adviser, so you need to take my word for it. This signature is here as I follow MSE's Mortgage Adviser Code of Conduct. Any posts on here are for information and discussion purposes only and shouldn't be seen as financial advice
    • Pixie5740
    • By Pixie5740 15th Oct 16, 8:07 AM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 8:07 AM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 8:07 AM
    Mortgage brokers don't lend money they give advice and help source you a mortgage. So has he actually approached mortgage brokers to try and find him a mortgage or has he been going direct to lenders?
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