A mortgage is often the biggest financial commitment of a person's life. First-time buyers typically need to pay at least 5% of the purchase price of their property as a deposit, but every circumstance is different.

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Can A Parent Be A Guarantor On A Mortgage?

John Charcol’s mortgage experts provide guidance on helping your...

I had a joint mortgage with my ex-wife now I'm off that and on my own am I a first time buyer again

After separation, what am I classed as for mortgage purposes? Am...

What happens to my mortgage after getting a divorce?

What happens to our mortgage after divorce?

Mortgage with CCJ's on my record?

I have several CCJs and looking to apply for a mortgage

Can our daughter get a guarantor mortgage & put a charge on ours?

My wife and I own our on home valued at £300,000 without a...

Are builder's gift deposits a good idea?

I've been looking at buying a house through Barratts. They will...

Capital raising on parent's home

I would like to borrow some money secured on my parents house

Can I get a mortgage on a temporary contact job?

I've just started an 18 month temporary work contract with a...

With a low credit score can we get a mortgage with a 5% deposit?

My husband and I have a 5% deposit for a house priced £126,500....

Shared Ownership & Stamp Duty

My partner and I are looking to buy a property through shared...

If my ex husband dies am I solely responsible for our mortgage?

My ex husband and I have both our names on the mortgage and he...

Can I exchange contracts with a delayed completion?

We want to buy a house but not move in for 6 months. The seller...

How much deposit will I need?

If I wanted to buy a house for the value of £110,000, how much...

I own our current home my wife has never owned a property can we get a first-time buyer mortgage

I have a flat in my name only valued at £64.5k with a £30k...

hsbc mortgage declined

Just because you have been declined by HSBC doesn't mean that you...

Can I still get a mortgage with settled defaults?

I have been told by a mortgage broker, that i am unable to get a...

I'm buying a house with my mother. Can we get a mortgage?

Hello, My parents are midway through a divorce and are selling...

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