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Mortgages for Non Standard Construction

Looking for a mortgage for a property with non standard construction? See below a selection of lenders:

Details sort by initial rateLenderInitial rate Rate type Overall cost for comparisonMax LTVProduct feeMonthly cost Enquire
Initial rate: 1.24%
Rate type: Tracker 2 years
Monthly cost: £395.59 per month
Max LTV: 60%
Product fee: £2114.00
Overall cost for comparison: 3.5% APRC
Barclays Bank logo 1.24% Tracker 2 years 3.5% APRC 60% £2114.00 £395.59 per month get quotes Call direct0117 313 7780 More details
Initial rate: 1.24%
Rate type: Tracker 2 years
Monthly cost: £391.71 per month
Max LTV: 60%
Product fee: £1159.00
Overall cost for comparison: 4.3% APRC
Platform logo 1.24% Tracker 2 years 4.3% APRC 60% £1159.00 £391.71 per month get quotes Call direct0117 313 7780 More details
Initial rate: 1.24%
Rate type: Fixed Jan-2020
Monthly cost: £391.71 per month
Max LTV: 60%
Product fee: £1634.00
Overall cost for comparison: 4.1% APRC
Yorkshire Bank logo 1.24% Fixed Jan-2020 4.1% APRC 60% £1634.00 £391.71 per month get quotes
Initial rate: 1.25%
Rate type: Discount 2 years
Monthly cost: £392.18 per month
Max LTV: 80%
Product fee: £1374.00
Overall cost for comparison: 4.1% APRC
Vernon BS logo 1.25% Discount 2 years 4.1% APRC 80% £1374.00 £392.18 per month get quotes Call direct0117 313 7780 More details
Initial rate: 1.28%
Rate type: Discount 2 years
Monthly cost: £397.07 per month
Max LTV: 65%
Product fee: £2365.00
Overall cost for comparison: 4.2% APRC
Beverley BS logo 1.28% Discount 2 years 4.2% APRC 65% £2365.00 £397.07 per month get quotes Call direct0117 313 7780 More details
Initial rate: 1.29%
Rate type: Fixed Jan-2020
Monthly cost: £394.04 per month
Max LTV: 60%
Product fee: £1114.00
Overall cost for comparison: 3.4% APRC
Barclays Bank logo 1.29% Fixed Jan-2020 3.4% APRC 60% £1114.00 £394.04 per month get quotes Call direct0117 313 7780 More details
Initial rate: 1.29%
Rate type: Fixed Feb-2020
Monthly cost: £394.04 per month
Max LTV: 60%
Product fee: £1259.00
Overall cost for comparison: 4.3% APRC
Santander UK Plc logo 1.29% Fixed Feb-2020 4.3% APRC 60% £1259.00 £394.04 per month get quotes Call direct0117 313 7780 More details
Initial rate: 1.29%
Rate type: Fixed Feb-2020
Monthly cost: £394.04 per month
Max LTV: 60%
Product fee: £1259.00
Overall cost for comparison: 4.3% APRC
Santander UK Plc logo 1.29% Fixed Feb-2020 4.3% APRC 60% £1259.00 £394.04 per month get quotes Call direct0117 313 7780 More details
Initial rate: 1.29%
Rate type: Fixed Dec-2019
Monthly cost: £394.05 per month
Max LTV: 60%
Product fee: £1061.00
Overall cost for comparison: 4.2% APRC
Skipton BS logo 1.29% Fixed Dec-2019 4.2% APRC 60% £1061.00 £394.05 per month get quotes Call direct0117 313 7780 More details
Initial rate: 1.29%
Rate type: Fixed Feb-2020
Monthly cost: £394.04 per month
Max LTV: 60%
Product fee: £1159.00
Overall cost for comparison: 4.2% APRC
Platform logo 1.29% Fixed Feb-2020 4.2% APRC 60% £1159.00 £250 cashback £394.04 per month get quotes Call direct0117 313 7780 More details
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Representative Example:

A repayment mortgage of £120,000 payable over 28 years and 1 month initially on a fixed rate for 2 years at 1.99% and then on the lender current variable rate of 3.69% (variable) for the remaining 26 years and 1 month would require 24 monthly payments of £465.20 and 312 monthly payments of £565.39 and one final payment of £565.19.

 

The total amount payable would be £189,357.67 made up of the loan amount plus interest (£68,161.67), booking fee (£999), completion fee (£30) and valuation fee (£197).

 

In this example the overall cost for comparison is 3.7% APRC representative.

 

YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON A MORTGAGE OR ANY OTHER DEBT SECURED ON IT

Mortgages for Non-Standard Construction

If you are purchasing a house that has a non-standard construction then you could face difficulty securing a mortgage on the property.

This is because any building that is classified as being of a non-standard construction means that some lenders may be more reluctant to offer a mortgage deal for this type of property than they would be for a house made using standard building materials and techniques.

To a mortgage lender ‘non-standard construction’ essentially means any property that isn’t a house built on concrete foundations with walls made from brick or similar materials, and a pitched, tiled roof. Types of non standard construction property that you may encounter difficulty getting a standard mortgage for could include any of the following:

  • Prefabricated houses
  • Flats that are in unusual locations, such as flats above commercial premises or in a tower block with more than 4 or 5 storeys
  • Timber framed houses or wooden houses
  • Thatched cottages
  • Buildings made of wattle and daub
  • Buildings that have asbestos
  • Flat roofing

Getting the mortgage for non-standard construction that you need

One of the key reasons that some standard mortgage lenders will refuse to offer mortgages for non-standard construction is that they fear the non-standard construction materials will affect resale value.

Essentially, mortgage lenders want the reassurance that, in the event that they need to repossess the property they will be able to sell it quickly and easily to recoup the money owed.

However, there are several advantages to a property that has a non-standard construction. Firstly, depending on the materials used to build them, they can be very environmentally friendly both in the sustainability of the building materials and the sustainability of heating the property.

Secondly, homes that are of non-standard construction often have a unique market appeal for prospective buyers who are looking for a property that is a little different from the norm.

What criteria need to be met when applying for mortgages for non-standard construction?

Fortunately, there are plenty of mortgage providers who specialise in offering mortgage deals for non standard construction properties and for other types of property that may be less attractive to conventional mortgage providers.

If you apply for a mortgage for a non-standard construction then the potential lenders that you approach will probably consider specific factors before deciding whether or not to lend to you. These could include:

The state of the building that has non-standard construction – you may be more likely to get a mortgage deal on a modern or well-maintained house with non standard construction than on a dilapidated non-standard home that requires restoration. A comprehensive survey will be needed for a mortgage provider to lend on a non-standard construction

The type of property with non-standard construction – if the home that you want to get a mortgage against is a listed building, this could affect your mortgage application and may also lead to strict constraints as to what changes you can make to the property once you have bought it.

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