The costs of buying  -  The costs of paying your mortgage

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The costs of buying - The costs of paying your mortgage

As a guide to how much you are likely to find yourself paying for your mortgage, Table 8 shows the cost of monthly payments for an 80% mortgage on three properties, again priced at £115,000, £125,000 and £135,000, at various rates of interest. The figures assume that you are taking out a mortgage over 25 years, which is the usual period these days. If you decide for any reason to take out a shorter-term mortgage, it will be more expensive: figures for a 20-year mortgage, for example, are shown in Table 10 in Section 5.

When you are doing your budgeting, remember that, though the mortgage is likely to be the largest cost, it is not the only one you'll face. You will have rates, water rates and electricity bills to pay and maybe telephone and gas bills as well. Most of these bills may be paid in monthly instalments if you ask; you can get an idea of how much you will face by asking for details from the person from whom you're buying the property (usually your solicitor will ask this sort of question). If you are buying a flat, remember that you will also be charged a yearly ground rent and possibly a regular service charge as well.

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The costs of buying - Mortgage guarantee policy

The building society legal fees shown in the table are estimated on the basis of a loan of 0.8 of the purchase price. If you are borrowing more than this, the lender will want you to take out a mortgage guarantee policy. If you are looking for, say, 0.95 of the purchase price, it is likely to cost up to 160 for the 115000 property, 1100 for the 125000 property and 1145 for the 135000 property. You may be able to add this to your mortgage and repay it over 25 years you may be asked to pay it in a lump sum.
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