Posted on 4 January 2012 by Alex
I live in the UK and my sister lives in Jersey, she is looking to buy her first property and I am looking for an investment opportunity. We were going to get a joint mortgage and purchase something together (either in Jersey or the UK).
However it appears as though she cannot get a mortgage in the UK as she lives in Jersey, and due to Jersey's laws I cannot get a mortgage over there.
Is there a way we can do this joint investment?
It is certainly possible for you both to raise a mortgage to buy an investment property in the UK. This will be subject to you meeting the lenders criteria and the property providing adequate security for the mortgage you require.
As you sister lives in Jersey, it will be necessary to talk to the various offshore lenders rather than the normal high street banks and building societies, but the resulting mortgage will be in £ sterling and there will be no problems with the security being held in a different currency to the mortgage debt.
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