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Foundation Home Loans

Mortgage Type

Residential

Property Value (min)

£75,000

Advance (min)

£50,000

Advance (max)

£750.000 Prime £500,000 Specialist

Term (Max)

35 years

Minimum Age

18 years old

Maximum Age

75 years

Family Cash Gift Deposit

Yes, immediate family members

Family Gift of Equity Deposit

No

Income (min)

No minimum income

Restrictions

Debt consolidation up to 85% LTV for Residential mortgages.

Let to Buy (Turning Residential into Buy to Let)

No

DWP Tenants

No, this also includes DSS tenants.

Ex-Local Authority Properties

Case by case only -minimum 75% in private ownership in block

Minimum years remaining on leasehold property

50 years remaining on the lease at the end of the mortgage term

Minimum Ownership

6 months minimum ownership before remortgage considered

Permanent rights to reside and remain

Yes - Min 3 years in the UK with permanent rights to remain or enter

New Builds

New build Houses accepted, New Build flats, or newly converted flats less than 2 years after first sale are not accepted.

Credit Score

Yes

Historic CCJ’s & Defaults

Assessed on worst status and not missed payments - All defaults and CCJs must be satisfied irrespective of when they occurred.

Product Range dependant:

F1 - clients with no adverse for 3 years.
CCJ's - 0 in 36 months.
Defaults must be fully satisfied at the time of application.

F2 - Recent credit blips - within 24 months.
CCJ's - 0 within 24 months.
Defaults must be fully satisfied at the time of application.


FTB F2 - First time buyer product, credit blips within 2 years but minimal.
CCJ's - 0 within 24 months.
All CCJ's/Defaults must be fully satisfied at the time of application.

F3 - Recent adverse credit, within 24 months.
2 CCJ's/Defaults in 24 months up to the value of £2,000. (£500 in the case of debt consolidation).
All CCJ's/Defaults must be fully satisfied at the time of application.

Valuation Fees

Valuation fees paid direct to lender at the lender fee scale.

Maximum number of applicants

Maximum 2

Countries

Will lend in England and Wales only

Access

Access to Foundation Home Loans is available via selected packagers only.

Missed mortgage payments

F1 - 0 in 36 months. F2 - 0 in 24 months FTB F2 - 0 in 24 months F3 - Worst status of 2 in last 24 months per mortgage. 0 in last 6 months.

Property Type / Commercial

No HMO's and multi units. They offer true no minimum income BTL lending.

Also - a First time landlord product is available for non-owner occupiers, however not for first time buyers. Foundation Home Loans define a first time buyer as someone who has never owned a property – either outright, or with a mortgage – ever. First time landlord is someone who has not owned a buy to let property within 2 years prior to application for this lender.

Location

Will lend in England and Wales only

Type of Credit Search conducted at AIP stage

Hard foot print

Shared Ownership

No

Right to Buy (RTB)

No

Debt Management Plan

No

Help To Buy (Shared Equity)

No

Ex-Bankrupts

Only on F3 product range - Must be discharged at least 36 months ago.

IVAs

Only on F3 product range - Must be discharged at least 36 months ago.

Repossessions

Not accepted

Payday Loans

No active accounts or repaid loans within last 12 months

Repayment Types

Interest only, Capital and repayment AND part and part

Lenders completion fee

Can be added

Affordability

Affordability based - has system calculator

Employment

Minimum 6 months with current employer

Self Employed

2 years trading required
Share of Dividends Yes
Share of Directors remuneration Yes
Share of directors car allowances No
Share of directors pension contributions No
Share of use of home as office No
Share of private health insurance No
Share of spouse's income (sole app) No
Operating profit No
Retained net profit No