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We can Help you buy Your Council House Under the Right to Buy Scheme

You may have the right to purchase your property from the council at a discounted price if you are living in a council house and named on the tenancy agreement. Usually, due to the purchase price being discounted, no deposit will be required.

What is a Right to Buy in York?

The Right to Buy Scheme is a government ran scheme that allows eligible tenants in England to purchase their property from the council for a partially discounted price. If you have spent at least 3 years (not always continuous) renting from a local housing association and are secure tenants of council property, you may be eligible for the government Right to Buy Scheme. When purchasing a property via Right to Buy, the property will be valued at the full market price with the government discount applied prior to purchase.

How is the discount is worked out?

The percentage of this discount depends on varying factors, such as location and the length of time you’ve been a council tenant. One of the big advantages of Right to Buy is that due to the discount, there is often equity in the house already. How much equity, like the discount, also depends on varying factors. These include how much your discount is and the value of the property.

 

Generally speaking, we find that those who utilise the Right to Buy Scheme are First Time Buyers in York. We love working alongside our customers and are here throughout every step of the mortgage process, starting with your initial enquiry, all the way through to your completion. Capital raising options for home improvements, such as a new conservatory, windows or extension are also available with some of our mortgage lenders.

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Over our many years as Mortgage Advisors in York, we’ve encountered a great deal of council home renters looking to buy their home from their local council. They seek to do this utilising the Right to Buy Scheme, in which this scenario becomes possible. Below are the steps necessary to achieve this:

  • The first thing you’ll need to do is contact the council for an application form and for them to check that you are eligible for the scheme.
  • From there you’ll receive a purchase price. You then have a set period of time to accept their offer.
  • Finally, once a purchase price has been agreed. We can get the ball rolling with your mortgage application.
  • If you are thinking of buying your council home, it may be useful for you to work out your current monthly outgoings.
  • We’d recommend doing this as a tenant and then compare that with the costs of being a homeowner.  We’re happy to help you with this exercise.

Get in touch to book your free mortgage consultation in York.

Why choose us for Right to Buy Mortgage Advice in York?

 

It’s our goal as a Mortgage Broker in York to help any and all customers that come our way, including those looking to utilise the Right to Buy Scheme. From your initial phone call through to completion, your dedicated Mortgage Advisor in York will be alongside you, ready to answer any questions that you may have.

 

Unlike a bank or building society, our team of Mortgage Experts in York are able to search through 1000s of mortgage deals for you, aiming to find the best fit for your personal circumstances. We are also able to assist with conveyancing solicitors, helping decide on which survey would be the best.

 

We’ll help and support you anytime you need us, 7 days a week! The Right to Buy process isn’t always easy, we’ll aim to help you over any hurdles you face. It’s our goal to be open & honest and take away your stress, making you feel relaxed and excited for the eventual outcome.

 

Mortgage Advice in York is available in the morning, afternoon, evening or weekend – whichever one fits in with your work and family. It’s the same service either way!

 

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As your Mortgage Broker in York, we will start with a Fact Find. During this stage of the process, we will get a better view of your personal and financial situation which will help us when selecting a mortgage deal.

You will then have a credit check performed on you, this step is essential in order to obtain an Agreement in Principle. Once you’ve handed us all of the relevent documentation and a valutation of the property has been completed, a formal mortgage offer can be offered.

The council will provide a discount which will likely be used as your deposit. Your lender may use discount as your deposit as well as asking for an additional deposit from your own funds. If you’ve had credit issues in the past, this is the road that the lender is likely to go down.

Your initial mortgage consultation will take around an hour, afterwards, we will try and arrange an Agreement in Principle for you within 24-hours of your consultation. The final step is submitting your application and waiting for a formal mortgage – this can take about three weeks.

As a Mortgage Broker in York, we always recommend trying to have an Agreement in Principle in place prior to viewing properties. An Agreement in Principle could put you in a position that would let you negotiate prices.

Your free initial mortgage consultation will approximately last an hour. During the consultation, we will ask you some questions and get a bigger picture of your personal and financial mortgage situation.

After the consultation, your dedicated Mortgage Advisor in York will begin searching for mortgage products, trying to secure you one that’s more competitive than your current rate. Once we find a product for you, it’s up to you whether you want to take the offer or not. If so, we can get the ball rolling and start the mortgage application submission process.

Yes, you can obtain a second mortgage in some cases. Whether it’s for home improvements, debt consolidation, for a Buy to Let or a holiday home, you should know that our Mortgage Advisors in York can help you with this.

You may find it slighter harder to get accepted for a mortgage with previous credit problems, however, it’s not impossible! The difference is that you may be asked to put down a higher deposit than usual, perhaps 10-15% of the property purchase price.

If you manage to submit at least one year’s accounts, you are able to get a mortgage. As a Mortgage Broker in York, we see that a lot of lenders use your salary plus dividend to work out the maximum mortgage amount that you would be able to borrow. We’ve also seen some lenders go off your net profit.

Here are all of the documents that you’ll need to support your mortgage application in York

  • Photographic ID (Driving license, Passport, etc.).
  • Proof of Address (Utility bills, tax bills, credit card statements, etc.).
  • Latest 3 months’ payslips & Latest P60 (employed applicants)
  • Latest 2 years’ tax calculations and corresponding overviews (self-employed applicants)
  • 3 months’ bank statement proving the deposit being built-up with an explanation for any large credits.

Once you obtain an Agreement in Principle, it should last around 30-90 days. This will depend on the lender that you’ve used.

If your Agreement in Principle expires, you can easily renew it by contacting your Mortgage Broker in York or your lender.

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Our 4 step process

Step 1

Contact the council for an application form and check your eligibility for the scheme.

Step 2

You'll receive a purchase price and from there we can take some initial details and book you in with a Mortgage Advisor in York.

Step 3

From there your dedicated advisor will work by your side, ensuring the process goes smoothly.

Step 4

We’ll try to find you the most appropriate mortgage deal. We’ll be there to support you, right through to completion.

A telephone call where we can take some initial details and find out about your plan of action.

Enjoy finding a property!

Make an offer on the property you set your heart on – we’ll finalise your figures and help you to get a good deal.

Our mortgage recommendation. We’ll try to find you the best mortgage deal. We’ll be there to support you, right through to you getting your keys.

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