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At John Charcol, we are constantly asked for advice by borrowers on what they should do when it comes to mortgages. As such, we created this section so that you can submit your questions to our experts. The answers are provided by a team of experts, led by our in house mortgage technical manager, Simon Collins, who has spent the last 10 years helping our consultants to place mortgage applications.
So please do submit your question and we will do all we can to answer it as quickly as possible. Regrettably, we are unable to answer every question due to the popularity of this section.
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Currently have a Lifetime Mortgage repayment would be £95k. Wish to repay this and take out Interest Only mortgage for £145k. Age 75 (wife 69), Pension income £95k pa.Suggestions please. Extra sum is for home improvements and to...
Advice please - Son working in Qatar on a salary of £50k – seems impossible for him to get a mortgage to buy a home in this country. We are looking at a house £182k – need to borrow circa £85k. Wife and I have £450k house – no...
My interest only mortgage is finished in 2018. Due my business folding any cash was paid out on this I have no savings left. I am 60 this year is it to late to do anything about. Thank you for your time.
I helped my son and fiancee with a deposit towards buying a house, and now they are splitting up can I claim it back?
Hi, my property's worth around £80,000 with an endowment shortfall of £30,000 due in May 2016. Who will give me a mortgage/borrow of £30,000 at age 55 in December 2013? I would appreciate any suggestions, or would equity release...
We have a property valued at £850k with a £425k mortgage. The current rental value of our property is circa £3750pm. How would we go about letting out our property whilst releasing capital in the property to buy a new home?. Or...
We own a property which we rent out, it has 11 years to run on the mortgage, we would like to buy another can we use this property to get a mortgage for another house. We are both working but are in our mid 50's
Hi my wife and I have put in a right to buy jointly does that mean we have to have a joint mortgage ? She is the main tennent and has maximum discount will that be affected if I'm the one having the mortgage
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Hi, my partner who I live with has an ex partner and their little girl living in their jointly mortgaged / owned house. He has asked to have his name removed off the mortgage and she refuses saying he will have to stay on the...
My husband is 56 & I am 53 years of age and we have interest only mortgage, and it will finish in 2019. Is it possible to have a re-payment mortgage, we owe £240,000 & have got secure jobs
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