Mortgage Advice Guides

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Recent tax changes for Buy to Let properties have two major implications for landlords.

Firstly, landlords need to take the changes into account when completing their tax returns. Secondly, and possibly more importantly from the landlord’s point of view, their profit could be affected.

This guide aims to give you an overview of what’s changed, and clarify what you can expect from your buy to let properties and tax. This guide is correct at the time of publication and we recommend landlords consult an accountant about their personal situation.

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First-time buyer guide

If you are buying your first home, it’s completely normal to be both terrified and excited at the same time. It can be a long journey too, taking on average between six weeks and eight months (Source: Money Saving Expert), from viewing a property to moving in.

Add on the time it takes to get ready to dive into the process, as well as all the things left to do once you are given the keys and you could be looking at over a year’s worth of work and patience.

For most people though it’s worth the effort.

We are here to help. This guide will walk you through each stage of the home buying process, with pointers, tips and advice along the way. We will ensure that you are fully prepared and able to get the most rewarding experience as a first-time buyer.

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Guide to financial protection

On average, every day in the UK:

These all hold the potential to cause an income shock.

But what does that mean?

An income shock occurs when a household loses a main source of income without warning. This could be temporary, through illness or injury, or permanent, such as in the case of long-term disability or sudden death.

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Mortgages for the self-employed and business owners

If you work for yourself, or run your own business, getting accepted for a mortgage can be tricky. Our guide, which is free to read or download, explains:

  • The steps you should take to prove to mortgage lenders what you earn
  • How to find out how much you can borrow
  • Five ways to improve your chances of getting a mortgage

Our independent mortgage advisers are here to help too. If you are self-employed, or a business owner, looking for a mortgage, please call us on 0800 612 8099 or complete the enquiry form on this page.

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