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The general rule of thumb for a deposit when buying a property …
Heidi, the general rule when buying a property, is the bigger the deposit the better – simply because you will get a lower interest rate and a greater range of mortgage products available to you. However, you should be able to secure a mortgage with a deposit as little as 5% of the purchase price E.g.
There is however, a greater choice of mortgage available if you can obtain a 10% deposit (in your case £15,600)though, and the underwriting is sometimes a little less strict.
There are some specialist schemes where a mortgage lender will use a parent or grandparents property as security instead of you putting down a cash deposit – these are not very common though, and are a bit more complex than a standard mortgage. Your parents or grandparents would need to seek independent legal advice too as they would be securing borrowing against their home as well as your own.
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You are always best to seek independent financial advice from a mortgage adviser or broker or a financial adviser. These people are the experts when it comes to mortgages and will be able to help you secure a Mortgage in Principle