Mortgages for Divorcees
Our Mortgage Service - helping you make the right choice
Getting divorced or separating from a partner can be difficult and this no less true when it comes to the finances - your mortgage is typically your largest financial outlay and changing your existing arrangements means that advice is usually essential. Our mortgage service can provide you with information on your options - our service provides:
- Whole of market service - we work with most UK lenders
- Access to leading market mortgage rates
- Access to exclusive mortgage deals not available on high street
- Remortgage options and if you are looking to buy an existing partner out what additional finance can be raised on the existing equity you have in your property
- Fast turnaround - speak to us today if you need to move quickly
- We have lenders who will take into account previous credit issues
To investigate your mortgage options if you are in the process of getting a divorce or looking to buy out a former partner call our specialist mortgage team on 0117 313 7780 or fill in our callback request form.
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Getting mortgages for divorced couples
If you are getting divorced, this time in your life can be stressful enough without the added difficulties of sorting out your current mortgage and arranging a new one. At Fair Mortgages we can help to make the mortgage process as simple and smooth as possible and can offer free, no-obligation advice on mortgage for divorcees from our team of expert advisors – call us today on 0117 313 7780.
What are the options for divorcing couples regarding their mortgage?
If you have joint ownership of the home, it can only be sold if you both agree to this. If not, one partner may need to buy the other partner’s share of the mortgage – this is known as ‘buying out’.
Essentially, there are three options for divorcees when it comes to untangling their joint mortgage arrangements following a divorce. These include:
Selling the property – if you and your ex-partner both intend to move out of the property, this can be a simple way of dealing with the problem of dividing up the mortgage. The house can be sold in the normal manner and the money gained can be used to pay off the outstanding mortgage balance. Any money that is left over will usually be divided between the two parties.
Keeping the property – this often involves one partner buying the other out if they wish to stay in the property. The partner who is staying in the house will need to demonstrate to the mortgage provider that they have the capability to pay the mortgage as one individual. You will need to buy your ex-partner’s share in the property, so you may also require an up-to-date valuation.
Both continuing to pay the mortgage – In some cases where the divorce is amicable, or where there are children involved who need to remain in the family home, both divorcees may agree to continue to pay the existing mortgage even if one partner is moving out to another house or flat.
How can I improve my chances of getting a mortgage as a divorcee?
- Keep up with your repayment obligations – If you have a joint mortgage you are both liable for the repayment even if you are no longer living at the property. Even if you plan on selling the property, you need to continue making current payments up until the house has been sold. Failing to do so could have an adverse affect on your credit rating and could make it difficult to get a mortgage in the future.
- Make sure your mortgage provider is kept up to date with the situation – Many mortgage providers will be very understanding during a divorce and may offer payment holidays to help both partners get back on their feet. However in order to do this they must be kept fully informed of the status of the divorce process.
Credit issues after a divorce
Some people mistakenly assume that divorcing automatically leads to a separation of fiancés, but this is not the case. Therefore if your ex-partner has a poor credit rating this could affect your ability to get a mortgage deal that is competitive in the future.
In order to fully separate your finances you will need to contact a reputable credit agency and ask them to complete a financial dissociation, which essentially means that your financial connection with your ex-partner will be removed from your credit report.
Getting mortgages for divorcing couples
Our dedicated whole of market mortgage team can help you to locate the right mortgage deal to suit your needs. To find the best divorcee mortgage deals for you – call us today on 0117 313 7780 or to request a callback click here »