Is a temporary worker able to get a mortgage? With a short-term contract, will a bank consider you for a mortgage? It can be more challenging, and lenders prefer individuals with a steady job, but a mortgage with a fixed term employment contract is still possible.
Mortgage lenders seek out stability when making their decisions and try to avoid any potential risks or uncertainty. They tend to be hesitant about dealing with individuals who are working on a fixed-term contract due to the inherent volatility of such a job. However, with the right steps, industry-specific advice and guidance, and proper documentation with a strong application one can navigate the process and avoid the pitfalls one might otherwise encounter!
The first thing you should know about fixed term contract mortgages is that lenders prefer to work with less risky borrowers with a consistent and predictable income.
Since the lenders will assess you based on your ability to make timely payments, you need to appear to be a more secure investment. The following steps will improve your situation:
Usually, mortgage lenders will allow you to borrow up to 4.5 times your annual salary, but up to 5.5 times might be possible. In addition, you will be required to pay a deposit equal to a portion of the home's value.
The loan-to-value (LTV) ratio measures how much you're borrowing compared to how much you pay upfront. Mostly, mortgages for people on fixed term contracts get a maximum LTV of 80–90%. In other words, you'll deposit 10–20% and borrow 80–90% of the house's worth.
At Davidson Deem, we understand the challenges with mortgages for people on fixed term contracts, through employment agencies, or in the "gig economy". We can also look to assist if you earn your income through your own ‘shell’ limited company. Why not contact our team on 01202 884111 today?
You can also e-mail us at email@example.com for complete guidance regarding fixed term contract employment mortgages.
When you change loan providers, you need to pass a rigorous assessment of your eligibility (proof of a steady income). You must have a history of timely payments of mortgage instalments. Hiring a mortgage broker can assist you in determining the most advantageous offer.
Yes, you can change jobs after your loan is approved (but before it is drawn down) but some lenders may mandate you to report the job change. It is advisable to collaborate with an experienced mortgage broker to submit a solid loan application and have a higher likelihood of being approved.
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