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Are you confused about how to finance your next move? Have you seen the perfect house but not sure if you can afford it?

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It can be difficult to understand what your mortgage options are when you are moving home.

You’ll need to know how much you can afford to spend and whether it would be best to stay with current lender or look elsewhere.  If you have early repayment penalties you may assume you don’t have a choice.

As independent mortgage brokers, we can compare your existing mortgage deal against the whole market to see if you can save money.

If it works out better to stay with your current lender we can take care of the whole process on your behalf.

Home Mover FAQs

Most frequent questions and answers about mortgages and moving house.

This depends on whether you current lender will charge you an early repayment penalty on sale of your house. Its also depends on how much they will charge you and the mortgage deal you are locked into verses how competitive other mortgages are based on your circumstances. It may or may not be worth paying the penalty.

Moving costs will form an integral part of your calculations when finding out how much you can borrow and what is affordable. That’s why its really crucial to identify these before you do anything as they can make a significant difference when budgeting and when deciding on house prices. The main costs you need to consider are:

  • Solicitor’s fees including stamp duty costs. You may have to pay the additional stamp duty charge if you own other properties at the same time when purchasing the new one. You will need to check this with your solicitor.
  • Mortgage lender fees such as arrangement or booking fees plus the valuation or survey fees which are usually payable on application. These can be a significant upfront cost.
  • Mortgage adviser fees – this can vary greatly between mortgage adviser firms so be sure to find out how much and when this is payable.
  • Upgraded Valuation or Survey fees – this is an additional upfront cost if you want a more detailed and in-depth valuation carrying out such as a Homebuyers valuation or Full structural survey for example.
  • Existing Mortgage Lenders Early Repayment Charges – if your current lender will charge you a penalty for paying off the mortgage early when you sell then this can be a significant cost and will be added to the outstanding mortgage balance on completion.
  • Removal firm costs – this can vary depending on the company but can sometimes be a cost worth paying for ease of some else handling the heavy items.

Even though you currently have a mortgage, most estate agents will require proof that you can proceed with an offer on a new property, especially if you are hoping to borrow additional funds from your current lender. Also it’s peace of mind for you knowing that you can borrow the required amount.

Again this depends on how many parties are involved in the property chain. The national average is 12 weeks however this can vary considerably depending on the individual purchase. It’s worth informing your solicitor as soon as you instruct them what dates you want to aim for so they can communicate this to all parties.

Why Should I choose you as my mortgage adviser?

Trevor Walters



We were recommended Esther by a friend and we are so glad they gave us her details. Esther was friendly, efficient and very knowledgable about the financial mortgage market. Our house purchase was not a straight forward one as we were purchasing a property before selling our current one, but Esther came up with a number of solutions in order for us to buy our new home and all we had to do was decide which one suited us best. She organised all the paperwork and did all the liaising with the mortgage company. It could not have been any simpler for us. We truly believe that without Esther we would not of been able to buy our forever home. We will certainly be recommending her to family and friends in the future.

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