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Concessionary Purchase Mortgage Advisors.

Our Mortgage Experts Online accredited advisors are specialists in concessionary purchase mortgages. Furthermore, our experts knowledge will help you to find the right concessionary purchase mortgage on the market.

From big high street banks and building societies, to smaller more niche mortgage lenders, there is a lot of choice out there. Subsequently, this may feel completely overwhelming to you. Likewise, you may have no idea where to start. We can offer you guidance and help you navigate the complex world of concessionary purchase mortgage .

The brokers we work with are whole of market and offer completely unbiased advice, ensuring that you get the absolute best deal available.

Therefore, If you are looking for a concessionary purchase mortgage advisor, fill out a contact form online or call us now on 0300 124 5655

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Updated 25th February 2021

What is a concessionary purchase?

Concessionary purchase mortgages are becoming increasing popular. This could be a family member selling the property below market value to you, or your landlord offering you a discount on your rental property.

Concessionary purchase mortgages are one of the most common ways first-time buyers are able to get onto the property ladder.

This article will outline everything you need to know about getting a concessionary purchase mortgage. If you have any further questions or would like to discuss your circumstances with a mortgage expert, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today.

  • Between family members
  • Landlord selling to tenants
  • Friends looking for a quick sale
  • Property developers offering a discounted sale price

The degree of difficulty in obtain a mortgage will depend on the person gifting the equity, with the easiest way being from a family member. There are other factors which will affect this, the main one will be credit profile. Each lender has their own criteria around a concessionary purchase.

How does a concessionary mortgage work, will I need my own deposit?

Firstly, let’s have a look at how the figures would work and how mortgage lenders would assess the application. With a concessionary purchase the most straightforward example would be a son buying a property from his mum and dad:

  • £200,000         Property Value
  • £30,000           Gifted Equity
  • £170,000         Mortgage Needed
  • 85%                  Loan to Value

For instance, the mortgage provider would use the whole gifted equity as the deposit. Meaning the son doesn’t have to put any of his own funds. Therefore, the mortgage lender will offer products based on 85% loan to value.

However, some lenders would require the son to put in a minimum of 5% from his own resources. Subsequently, the credit profile of the applicant will play a pivotal role in how much deposit (if any) would need to be added Your mortgage expert will be able to discuss this with you.

One key point to remember is stamp duty will need to be paid at the market value and not the actual purchase price.

When purchasing from your landlord most lenders will need a minimum 5% form your own funds and a minimum 5% reduction from the landlord. However, there are a couple of lenders who will use the full discount as the deposit. This would be dependent on your credit profile and a number of other factors such as income type, property type, property construction etc.

 

Are there any limits of a concessionary purchase?

There is always some limitation with any type of purchase, a concessionary purchase is no different. Namely, the main point is the discount must be a gift and not a loan with no conditions attached.

When performing a concessionary purchase, the mortgage lender may insist on the seller receiving independent legal advice. This is common and nothing to be concerned about. It’s to ensure the seller is fully aware of all the legal implications.

 

Can I remortgage after a concessionary purchase?

Generally, once you are the legal owner of the property you are entitled to remortgage. Ordinarily, most lenders have a no remortgage within 6 months of purchase rule.

Once the 6 months has passed then most high street lenders will consider you for a remortgage. In this case, contact us to get the best options for your circumstances.

To read all about remortgages click here

To read about remortgaging within 6 months click here

 

Concessionary purchase with bad credit.

You can still get a mortgage for a concessionary purchase with bad credit. However, the options will be limited, and the rate will be higher.

You may also have to put in some deposit from your own funds this can be coupled with a gifted deposit from another family member in certain circumstances.

Each lender has a variety of different conditions and they use varying criteria to assess your risk and ability to repay the mortgage. Just because one lender rejects you, another could have no problem approving your concessionary mortgage application.

The expert advisors we work with are experienced in arranging concessionary purchase mortgages for people with bad credit and will be able to help you find the best deal for your circumstances.

Bad credit mortgages need more attention, and the use of a mortgage expert is essential in ensuring you get the best mortgage possible. Lastly, most bad credit mortgages can only be accessed by mortgage brokers.

 

Can I buy my parents house and they still live in it?

This is one question that comes up on a regular basis with concessionary purchase, the simple answer is, yes, it is possible. However, it will be more difficult. The reason for the added difficulty is because there are only a handful of lenders who will allow this scenario.

Generally, the majority of lenders will require the parents/grand parents etc. to move out of the property upon completion of the sale. A determining factor for this would be credit profile. The lenders who will allow this type of transaction tend to be clean credit lenders. Therefore, contact us and your mortgage expert will be able to tell you all the options available to you.

 

Landlords selling property to tenants.

Some tenants have been in the same property for a number of years and grow very attached to the property. Since tax regulation changed some landlords are selling properties and generally offer the tenants first refusal. Because of the relationship and the amount of time in the property they can offer the property below market value. As an example, they save time marketing the property, and with it being a private sale there are no estate agents costs involved. There are a number of factors that must be considered.

  • Each lender has a maximum and minimum discount accepted
  • Majority of lenders will require 5% deposit from client’s own funds
  • There are however some lenders who don’t require any deposit

Tenants must have lived in the property over 12 months.

 

Open market concessionary purchase discounts.

These concessionary purchases are rare, but buyers can also receive a discount from the sellers on the open market. The lending options will also be limited compared to a normal concessionary purchase.

The reason for the discount will need to be explained and accepted by the lender. In most instances you will need to put in some of your own deposit to support this type of application.

 

Do I pay stamp duty on a concessionary purchase?

Yes, stamp duty is payable the same as any other property purchase (if applicable to you). There are no benefits to purchasing a property under value as the stamp duty is calculated on the sales prices and not mortgage amount. The stamp duty calculator here will have all the up to date information.

 

Speak to a concessionary purchase mortgage advisor.

There are many lenders available ranging from high street to specialist lenders. Most people go to their own bank, get declined or can’t borrow what they need. However, just because one lender has declined you, don’t give up.

Our mortgage experts will look at each case before deciding which lender is right for you and your individual circumstances. Furthermore, all the mortgage brokers we work with are whole of market and offer unbiased advice. They will have access to all the specialist lenders to really enhance your chances of achieving the mortgage you need.

The expert brokers we work with have experience in dealing with all aspects of concessionary purchase mortgages, and importantly using the whole of the market to access the very best deals available.

To find out how we can help call us on 0300 124 5655 or complete our quick enquiry form to speak to a mortgage expert.

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