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Voted Britain's Best Mortgage Broker 2022. Tembo advises on a range of guarantor mortgages that could help you buy sooner or boost your budget. See how a guarantor mortgage could help you by creating a personalised recommendation with indicative interest rates and repayments.
A guarantor is someone who supports your mortgage application, using their income, savings or property as security. A guarantor mortgage, also known as a family assisted mortgage, is a great solution for someone who is struggling to afford the home they want to buy.
Mortgage guarantors tend to be relatives, but friends can also guarantee a mortgage. At Tembo, we call guarantors Boosters.
Guarantor mortgages come in different guises, but the main types use either a guarantor’s income, property or savings as security. By having security, the buyer is viewed as less of a risk by the lender, which allows you to borrow more.
If your income is what’s restricting your borrowing power, adding a mortgage guarantor’s income to your application will increase the amount you can borrow. We call this an Income Boost. Your Booster won't be on the deeds of the property, but if you are unable to pay the repayments, they'll have to step in.
If your Booster does have cash savings, they can be used as security against the property to increase how much you can borrow. It works by your loved one putting their savings in a special account for a set number of years. At the end, they'll get their money back plus interest - as long as you keep up with your repayments.
If your loved ones want to help you buy, but get something back in return, then a Dynamic Income Boost could be the solution. They'll be added to your application to boost your borrowing power, so you can get a bigger mortgage. They'll also contribute to the repayments, in return for equity in the home.
Boost your house deposit with help from your loved ones. They'll lend you the money you need, in return for a percentage of your home. With a bigger house deposit, you can unlock better mortgage rates or afford a more expensive property.
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Book a call with our experts to complete the qualification process, and we’ll cover off any questions you might have about guarantor mortgages and any other schemes.
Once you’ve found a property, your dedicated advisor will undertake full affordability checks to prepare the mortgage application. Then we’ll submit it on your behalf!
During conveyancing, we’ll liaise with the seller and your solicitors to ensure a smooth purchase. We’ll also provide a free protection review for your insurance needs.
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