EXPAT MORTGAGES - AGREEMENTS IN PRINCIPLE
We increasingly find that our expatriate enquirers are
being disadvantaged by the lack of proof of available funds. We recently had a
national housebuilder – Barratts – who effectively gazumped one of our clients
because he did not have a formal mortgage offer. This was despite the fact that
he had a very firm acceptance in principle from the lender. Other applicants
have been told that they must have a piece of paper that proves they have their
funds in place. It is no wonder that estate agents suffer the public opprobrium
that they do!
International Mortgage Plans (IMP) are able to put
in place a pre-approved mortgage agreement within 24/48 hours. There is no
commitment to use these funds if applicants should find a better alternative,
but it does mean they will have that all important piece of paper to show
vendors and/or agents. Acceptance in Principle (AIP) can be gained by completion
of the attached rather daunting application form.
Thankfully most pages can be ignored or left blank and many questions invite the
answer ‘not applicable’ – n/a. IMP will check applications looking for
possible anomalies and submit to the lender for ‘in principle’ approval which
should take no more than 48 hours.
Our charge for this service is £195 but the fee would
be refunded in the unlikely event of failure. As and when a specific property is
identified then full completion of the form would be required together with
supporting documentation as required by HM Government and the lender. Completion
of the pro forma entitled ‘On Line Enquiry Form’ on our website –
will enable us to make an initial assessment that agreement would be achievable.
Mortgage Enquiry Form
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