Can You Get A Shared Ownership Mortgage With Bad Credit?
Yes, it is possible to get a shared ownership mortgage with bad credit, although it can be more difficult. It can be helpful to speak to a broker with in-depth knowledge of the market so they can find you a specialist mortgage lender that is likely to accept you.
What Deposit Do I Need?
Shared ownership mortgages are good options for those who can’t afford 100% of the cost of a property and who are unable to save up a big deposit. Typically, a deposit of between 5-10% of the share being purchased will need to be provided by the buyer.
In order to be eligible, you will need to be a first-time buyer or not currently a homeowner. Your combined household income must also be less than £80,000 a year (£90,000 in London).
Do You Pay Rent With A Shared Ownership Mortgage?
With these schemes, you buy a share of between 10% and 75% of the value of your home, with the rest owned by the developer or a local housing association. Each month, you pay what you owe on your mortgage for the part of the house you have purchased, as well as rent on the share that you haven’t.
There may be other associated costs as well, such as annual ground rent and monthly service charges, since shared ownership homes are typically leasehold.
How Do Shared Ownership Mortgages Differ To Standard Products?
There are various key differences between shared ownership mortgages and more traditional options. While shared ownership mortgages may not be easier to get, they help people with limited financial means get on the property ladder.
Only a certain percentage of a property is purchased, rather than an entire house, which means payments are a combination of rent to your landlord and mortgage payments to your lender.
Shared ownership mortgages are also potentially more expensive than standard mortgages because lenders are likely to see you as higher risk. Rates can also be higher because not all lenders will lend on shared ownership homes.
Think carefully before securing debt against your home, your home
may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.
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