How to get a mortgage - Step Eight

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How to get a mortgage - Step Eight

If the society is happy with the valuer's report, then at this stage it will (assuming it has funds available) make a firm written offer of the amount it is prepared to lend you, and you're off down the home straight.

This is actually a nail-biting time for the house-buyer. If he's human, he's probably clocking up the fees he's going to have to pay to his solicitor by constantly 'phoning up to see how things are progressing -only to hear gnomic utterances like 'I am still waiting for the searches.

' If you are a first-time buyer, at least you won't be part of a chain yourself, but your seller probably is.

Since the name of the game is simultaneous exchange of contracts and completion, you can imagine how careful the timing has to be. In theory at least, there could be an almost infinite chain of house-buyers and sellers exchanging contracts at the same instant -an odd thought.

At the exchange of contracts stage (which normally takes place a month or so before completion) you will be asked to put down a deposit of 10% of the purchase price. It is also a good idea to arrange for the property to be insured at this stage.

See:tracker mortgages

How to get a mortgage - Step Six

Back to the building society manager now, armed with details of the house (take the estate agent's sheet with you). You have to fill out an application form with details of the property, details of income and the advance that you require. At this stage, you will probably be asked what sort of mortgage you want read Sections 5 to 8 first!

The building society (or other lender) will also need to know the name and address of your solicitor at this stage. If you don't have one, they will probably be able to give you the names and addresses of several, as could the estate agent or the Law Society.

Step Seven

The ball really starts rolling with the building society's valuation of your . . .... see: How to get a mortgage - Step Six

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