Posted on 29 April 2013 by Andrew
My wife and I are being given the option to buy my mother in laws house for £200,000. It has been valued at £230,000, however. We have a £30000 deposit. Would a mortgage company base its decision of whether to lend to us on the sale price or how much a surveyor says its worth?
Lenders base their figures or the purchase price or valuation, whichever is the lower. However, many lenders do look at "family concessional purchases" where someone is looking to buy from a family member at a below market figure.
These mortgages can be arranged but I'd need a lot more information around the case and your personl financial situation before I could give a more definite answer.
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