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    • Years of debt
    • By Years of debt 14th Sep 18, 10:41 AM
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    Years of debt
    First time buyer
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    • 14th Sep 18, 10:41 AM
    First time buyer 14th Sep 18 at 10:41 AM
    Hello this advice is for my friend. Iím not in a position to buy a house anytime soon!

    Just some general advice they are looking for:

    Current salary £34,500
    No debts, no cars on finance.
    is looking to buy first house for £180,000 with a 5% deposit at £9,000. With the help to buy scheme from the government at 20% so £36,000. Total deposit is £45,000. Mortgage is £135,000.
    The affordability is no problem but lenders are only willing to give a 65% mortgage. So that means they would need a 15% deposit?

    Does anyone know how it works and only being able to get 65%? Would that be down to credit rating?
    Would some lenders be able to give the full 75% needed but would it be a higher rate?

    Thanks in advance
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    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 14th Sep 18, 12:13 PM
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    • 14th Sep 18, 12:13 PM
    Sounds as if your friend needs either a higher deposit, lower expectations or possibly a mortgage broker. Have they tried one? HTH.
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    • Katapolt
    • By Katapolt 14th Sep 18, 3:24 PM
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    i second a broker. As first time buyers we were able to get a mortgage on a 95% LTV and have zero regrets.
    • kingstreet
    • By kingstreet 14th Sep 18, 4:43 PM
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    • 14th Sep 18, 4:43 PM
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    • 14th Sep 18, 4:43 PM
    Sounds like a low-scoring Halifax case. That's a Halifax internal score, not a Experian "999" or whatever.

    65% is a step up from being declined.

    They need an experienced newbuild broker if they are trying to do this direct. Get all three versions of statutory credit file before choosing a broker.
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