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    • sacha1dog
    • By sacha1dog 14th Sep 18, 2:49 PM
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    Mortgage on house currently being rennovated
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    • 14th Sep 18, 2:49 PM
    Mortgage on house currently being rennovated 14th Sep 18 at 2:49 PM
    Our home is currently having a large extension which includes a whole new kitchen. As such, we have moved out for a few months whilst the building work continues. There is no kitchen today.

    The mortgage on our home times out in November, and I have applied with HSBC for a new mortgage, plus some change to pay for a part of the extension and kitchen.

    It has only just dawned on that this may be an issue having read about banks being reluctant to lend against "uninhabitable" homes.

    The LTV is low at around 25%. Is the state of the house a deal breaker, or would they impose some conditions or something similar?

    Looking for a bit of advice please.
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    • ACG
    • By ACG 14th Sep 18, 3:39 PM
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    If they do a valuation on the property I doubt they will lend.
    It is not to do with the LTV, they have criteria which needs to be met - that means the applicant and the property.

    If they do a desktop valuation, then you will probably get lucky.
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    • sacha1dog
    • By sacha1dog 14th Sep 18, 4:00 PM
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    • 14th Sep 18, 4:00 PM
    not even with some form of retention?
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    • By ACG 14th Sep 18, 4:13 PM
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    • 14th Sep 18, 4:13 PM
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    I would be surprised due to what the issue is.
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    • kingstreet
    • By kingstreet 14th Sep 18, 4:19 PM
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    not even with some form of retention?
    Originally posted by sacha1dog
    Yes. 100% retention and nil valuation until the property meets basic criteria.
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    • sacha1dog
    • By sacha1dog 14th Sep 18, 10:52 PM
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    Yes. 100% retention and nil valuation until the property meets basic criteria.
    Originally posted by kingstreet
    “Thanks” for a worthless reply.
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    • By kingstreet 15th Sep 18, 8:16 AM
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    Worthless? Why?

    The typical surveyor reaction to finding an unmortgageable property would be a 100% retention and nil valuation until it's finished. We had a case recently where a structural engineer's report was required before the surveyor would consider valuing the property.

    Don't shoot the messenger just because you don't like the message. Did you actually seek professional advice before you embarked on your plan?
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    • davidmcn
    • By davidmcn 15th Sep 18, 9:15 AM
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    “Thanks” for a worthless reply.
    Originally posted by sacha1dog
    If you don't like the free advice provided here, please ask at the exit for a refund.
    • sacha1dog
    • By sacha1dog 15th Sep 18, 9:19 AM
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    The surveyor said, to my face at least, that he would value the property based on market value less his estimate of the cost to get the property habitable.

    Worse case scenario we just have to wait for 4 weeks until it fits in more with the lenders rules.
    • Beetroot24
    • By Beetroot24 15th Sep 18, 9:24 AM
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    Do you have the option of putting in a temporary kitchen, just to get you past the valuation stage??


    We are in the middle of an extension, and we're using a temporary freestanding kitchen until everything is finished. Our hob isn't connected (we have a gas feed in place, but no electrics in the extension bit), but we have a double oven, a sink that is plumbed in, where it used to be in the "old kitchen" (will be dining area).


    We have the Ikea Varde, which has been discontinued but always pops up on online auctions, so you could sell it back on after you've used it for the valuation. Or could you buy a couple of cheap/second hand/ex display units, a cheap sink and an oven??
    • sacha1dog
    • By sacha1dog 15th Sep 18, 10:23 AM
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    There is a kitchen sink and cupboard underneath. No other units.
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