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80% Buy For University

Students can enjoy the security of owning their own home and rent rooms to contribute to the mortgage while they study. When assessing an application, we use the expected rental income as well as the parental income, which means we can lend more than with a typical mortgage. The mortgage itself will be on a Joint Borrower Sole Proprietor basis, which allows the student to add a parent to the application without including them on the property deeds. Take advantage of this discounted rate on a five year mortgage. The minimum deposit you need at this rate is 20%.

The mortgages listed below move on to our Standard Variable Rate, 5.45% (variable), after the initial rate period. Our standard variable rate is changing to 5.60% on 1st June 2022. There may be a limit on how low your interest rate can fall. This is called an ‘interest rate floor’. The interest rate floor applicable to your loan will be specified in your loan documentation.

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4.15%1.30%5.1% APRC80%Interest only and repayment options available
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Representative example: A mortgage of £195,000.00 taken out for a period of 17 years on an interest only basis.
Monthly instalments: £674.38 per month for 59 months, followed by £889.22 per month for 144 months.
Total amount payable: £363,920.10.
Total amount of credit: £195,000.00.
The total amount payable includes valuation fee £285, product fee £699 and closing fee £100.
The overall cost for comparison is 5.1% representative APRC. This example is based on our 80% Buy For University product.  It is based on our current Standard Variable Rate of 5.45%, with fees not added to the mortgage. Our Standard Variable Rate is changing to 5.60% on 1st June 2022.

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This is the maximum amount based on the information you provided. Your mortgage adviser will take you through the application process and will calculate the amount you can afford to borrow based on your income after the deduction of those expenses and commitments. Further restrictions may apply for specialist products.

  • Key features
    • Availability – Purchase up to 80% Loan To Value (LTV). Minimum deposit of 20% required.
    • Flexibility – Overpayments up to 20% of the capital balance as at 1st January are allowed in each calendar year without penalty.
    • Portable.
  • Early repayment

    If you repay your mortgage early, or make an overpayment, you may have to pay an early repayment charge.

    For full repayment, you will pay 3% of the outstanding balance in year 1 and 0% in years 2, 3, 4 & 5, plus a Closing Administration Fee (currently £100).

    For overpayments, you will pay 3% on any amount exceeding your 20% limit in year 1 and 0% in years 2, 3, 4 & 5.

  • Product fees
  • Lending criteria

    Buy For Uni Mortgage Lending Criteria and Information

    Loan sizeSize: Minimum £50,000 Maximum £500,000.
    Term: Minimum 5 years, Maximum 40 years.
    PropertyMinimum Value: £100,000. Must be in England, Wales or mainland Scotland and within a ten mile radius of the university attended.
    ApplicantAge: Minimum 18, no maximum, subject to income in retirement.
    UnderwritingThe mortgage will be in joint names of the student and parent(s) but the property can be owned solely by the student, to avoid additional stamp duty liability for the parents. Where the loan exceeds 80% of the property value, additional security can be taken against the parents home providing the total charges over the parents house do not exceed 70%. This means that your parents may find it more difficult to raise capital against the equity in their home and in the event of default their home may be at risk.  Evidence of a university place will be required.
    Collateral Valuation:All collateral valuations will be carried out by the way of desktop valuation (automated valuation model) at no cost to the customer. Where a desktop valuation is not possible, a full valuation will be carried out and normal fee scale would be charged to the customer (see product fees).

    Tenancies must be on an assured shorthold or licence basis for no more than 12 months (renewable) and no more than 4 occupants in total.

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