95% Mortgages Return for First Time Buyers & Homemovers

15th March 2021 / in Contractor Mortgages & Protection Blog / by Gordon Hunter, MD

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a reduction in the availability of high loan-to-value (LTV) mortgage products, particularly for prospective homebuyers with only a 5% deposit. This has left many hard-working households unable to get onto the housing ladder. The government has therefore announced a mortgage guarantee scheme to support a new generation in realising the dream of home ownership.

It will give buyers – both first-time and existing – the option to put down a 5 per cent deposit on a home with a value of up to £600,000.

Are you eligible?

The scheme is designed to help creditworthy households struggling to save for the higher mortgage deposits required by lenders in the current environment. For this reason, a mortgage eligible for a guarantee under the scheme will need to:

  • be a residential mortgage (not second homes) and not buy-to-let
  • be taken out by an individual or individuals rather than an incorporated company
  • be on a property in the UK with purchase value of £600,000 or less
  • have a loan-to-value of between 91 per cent and 95 per cent
  • be originated between the dates specified by the scheme
  • be a repayment mortgage and not interest-only and
  • meet standard requirements in terms of the assessment of the borrower’s ability to pay the mortgage, for example a loan-to-income and credit score test

Source:  The mortgage guarantee scheme outline, gov.uk, March 2021

The scheme is intended as a temporary measure. It will be open for new mortgage applications from April 2021 to December 2022.

Looking for advice?

For more information and advice on which mortgage lenders are taking part in the scheme, speak to our award-winning expert mortgage advisers at Super Contractors. Freephone 0800 211 8700 or fill in our online enquiry form.

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