What was the situation?
I was approached by a Barrister client who had been referred to me by their work colleague at the same chambers. They were looking to purchase their first home in a thriving area of North London. The property was priced at over £700,000 and the client required a loan of 90% loan to value (LTV) in order to successfully make the purchase.
What was the issue?
For this application, some lenders needed a greater deposit because the client was recently qualified. This meant that they weren’t able to provide immediate evidence of earning potential and affordability. It was therefore important for me to find a lender who understood barristers income profiles, and would use their most recent years figures to leverage 5 times the clients salary to achieve the 90% LTV.
What was the process?
Using my long standing relationships with lender contacts, I was able to speak with dedicated lender underwriting teams to get a feeling for their appetite on this type of application.
Due to the profession of the client and size of loan required, it was important to speak to the right lenders who saw the earning potential of my client long term.
What was the solution?
To the delight of my client we were able to secure the mortgage and therefore their new home. Our established relationship with one particular lender allowed me to work directly with the underwriters to arrange a fixed loan term, at just over 3% – market leading for the time.
The client was very happy with how smooth the application process had been, and was over the moon with my service and the product arranged. They were very pleased they contacted me after being given my name from a work colleague!
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