Property price: £2,000,000
Rate: 2.85% 2 year discounted variable
Over how many years: 25 years
The property was a 5 bedroom, detached, really unique self-build property which the client had just finished. It has a timber frame and SIP panels which lots of lenders did not like.
The client and his wife were looking to remortgage away from the development bridge they had and to pay back a family member some money for the funds they borrowed to finish the property off.
As much as they could borrow for the above reasons.
The client’s wife was a 23% shareholder which in most lenders eyes is a self-employed client, but they used only her salary. In this instance, they used her husband’s net profits and the latest years’ salary too which allowed us to maximise the loan. This flexible approach to self-employed clients was crucial to getting this to work. Most lenders have one policy and stick to it which would have meant it wouldn’t have worked from an affordability perspective.
I needed to prove that the client's expenditure was minimal so even though they needed more than the usual 5 x borrowing, they were able to afford it which the lender understood.
I managed to maximize the loan amount as much as possible, all on interest-only, with around 6 x income.
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