Will I still be able to have a mortgage with CCJ's on my record?

Answered on 4 February 2019 by Nick Morrey


I have several CCJs and looking to apply for a mortgage – will I still be able to apply for a mortgage?


There are very few lenders at the moment who are willing to consider mortgage applications from people with recent credit problems.

There is currently one lender who will consider a mortgage of up to 60% of the purchase price if no CCJs have been registered in the last 2 years.  This would mean putting down a large deposit and waiting to apply. Even then there is no guarantee that a mortgage offer would be forthcoming. An alternative lender will go as high as 80% LTV, but the CCJ's have to have been satisfied for at least 6 months before you can apply.

Without knowing the reasons behind why the CCJ's were registered, your current credit record and whether anything in your circumstances has changed I cannot give you a definitive answer and I recommend that you get a copy of your credit report from one of the major Credit Reference agencies: Experian, Equifax or Callcredit, the maximum cost to see your statutory report is £2 and you can view it online or get a copy by post, and then call 0344 346 3672 to speak to one of our consultants, they will then be able to advise you on your situation.

Equifax Ltd

Credit File Advice Centre

PO Box 1140

Bradford

BD1 5US

0844 335 0550

www.equifax.co.uk

Callcredit Plc

Consumer Services Team

PO Box 491

Leeds

LS3 1WZ

0870 060 1414

www.callcredit.co.uk

Experian Ltd

Customer Support Centre

PO Box 8000

Nottingham

NG80 7WF

0844 481 8000

www.experian.co.uk

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