An Income Boost helps buyers to increase their maximum borrowing by an average of £64,000 with the help of their loved ones. So if you're struggling to find a house in your budget, or you're looking to buy alone, this could be the solution.
Most lenders will let you borrow 4.5x your combined income. With the average house price coming in at 7.5x income, there’s still a huge affordability gap for most first-time buyers in the UK. A JBSP mortgage allows you to allocate some or all of a family member's or friend's income to your mortgage, boosting your affordability so you could afford your dream home.
What is a JBSP mortgage?
A joint borrower sole proprietor mortgage is where two (or more) borrowers use their joint income figures to apply for a mortgage. Only one will own the property (the ‘proprietor’), and both are legally responsible for making sure the mortgage is paid.
How could a JBSP mortgage help me?
A JBSP, solves the problem of someone trying to buy a home with a lower salary. A close friend or loved one can give your income a boost by adding their earnings figure to the mortgage application too. This gives a higher overall income figure. A higher-income makes lenders more willing to agree to loan the amount needed for the home purchase (and reduces the amount of deposit required).
What are the criteria to be eligible for a JBSP mortgage?
Both buyer and Booster will need to have good credit scores. As a JBSP mortgage relies on the completion of the mortgage term, the upper age is generally around 75-80 years old for when the mortgage term completes. So for a 25 year mortgage term the maximum age when the mortgage starts is 50-55 years old.
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