How much you can potentially borrow against your property in Hull (for a Re-Mortgage) will be based on how much your property is valued at and also the reason for how much you need to borrow. I’ll explain…
There needs to be a certain amount of equity remaining in your property in Hull following the completion of a re-mortgage application. The lenders will assess the value of the property in Hull and allow you to potentially borrow up to a percentage of that value. This can usually be up to 95% but this can reduce if the lending purposes is for additional monies such as home improvements or to pay debts.
Lenders will also work out how much they are prepared to lend based on income. The rule of thumb is that you can usually borrow around 4.5 times your annual income but becomes more complicated based on what types of income you have and also the level of credit commitments that will remain when the new mortgage completes.
All lenders will consider using basic earnings from employment and declared income for the self-employed in Hull, but there may be other income that can be used for an application. This is where things can become slightly more complex because not all lenders accept all income types, or if they do then they may not consider using 100% of the amounts.
Here are some of the other income types that some lenders (not all) will consider using when working out how much they are prepared to lend to you when assessing income
There can be a really big swing in how much some lenders are prepared to consider lending based on these income types. You would be surprised to see the difference in the lending capacity that you have from lender to lender.
Okay – now to add to the complexity of how much you are able to borrow, there are other things that are factored into the assessment. Here are some of the things that can reduce the monies that you are able to borrow.
Monthly Commitments – If you have personal loans, car finance, mail order, catalogues etc., then lenders will factor these into the assessment of how much they are prepared to lend. They will tend to look at your current monthly payment rather than the overall balance (Although some lenders will take into account overall indebtedness of customers). If you have a credit card or store card, then lenders will usually work off the overall balance and then work out a percentage of the balance to arrive at a monthly figure – so as an example it might be that on a credit card balance of £1,000 they assume a 3% monthly payment of this (£30 per month) to factor in this debt.
Family Commitments – Lenders will also factor in if you have any financial dependents. This could be children or even other relatives that might be dependent upon your income. To give an example – If you are a single applicant with no dependents then you might be able to borrow more than a single applicant that has 3 financial dependents. If a customer is making monthly maintenance payments for children that do not live with them then this figure will also be classed as a credit commitment. Other family costs such as nursery fee’s, childcare costs are also often considered as a monthly commitment and can affect the amount lenders are prepared to lend.
Other Commitments – There are other things that can often crop up on an application that can potentially be viewed as a monthly credit commitment, but the assessment of this can vary from lender to lender. These include pension deductions, payments to share schemes, deductions on wage slips such as student loans, cycle to work schemes, company cars etc.
So how much can you really borrow? – It depends on your circumstances, and we know from speaking to clients in Hull every single day that everyone’s situation is different. I would take the calculators that are online with a pinch of salt because they are often just a multiple of the declared income that has been typed in and not always accurate. They often do not take into account other income types that you might have or monthly commitments.
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