Mortgage on properties that are not habitable conditions|

If you are interested in buying an uninhabitable property, you need to show a proper vision to bring an old home back to its former glory or renovate & reconstruct it etc. Most mortgage lenders will decline your mortgage application for such property because of the risk involved in reselling it. But thankfully, there are some banks and building societies that could help you. Before going to the specific mortgage deals, we will thoroughly discuss the factors responsible for a property being called uninhabitable.

There are several known factors that a lender will consider while declaring a home uninhabitable for example, a house without any bathroom and kitchen. Also, if the property is not wind or waterproof, it could be declared as a house with no habitable conditions. Significant dampness or mould could cause health issues. If a house has non-standard roofs, no handrails and cannot be made secure could be considered an uninhabitable house. We have also discussed the issue of the Japanese knotweed plant which could also be considered an uninhabitable house.

Some other reasons that make a house uninhabitable include:

1) The house is located in a flood zone.

2) There is a fire hazard in the house.

3) The house is located near a railway line.

4) The house is located next to a busy road.

5) The house is located close to a gas pipeline.

6) The house is situated at a high altitude.

7) There is a sewage problem in the house.

8) The house is located within a restricted area.

9) The house is located on a hillside.

10) The house is located away from water supply.

11) The house is located far from the electricity supply.


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Post Topics – Uninhabitable Property Mortgage

Mortgage on properties that are not habitable conditions

Bridging loan on Uninhabitable house

Is an uninhabitable house easy to purchase as a cash buyer?

What Does Unmortgageable Mean and Why Does it Matter?

How to get finance to buy an Uninhabitable property?

What options do you have?

Bridging loan on Uninhabitable house:

The bridging loans are designed to bridge the gap between two financial obligations. The borrower can use this type of loan to pay off one financial obligation and then start paying another. This is done by taking out a new loan which is used to repay the first debt. A bridging loan is usually taken out when someone needs money quickly and they don’t want to wait for their existing loan to mature.

A bridging loan is similar to a personal loan in many ways. However, unlike a personal loan, a bridging loan doesn’t require collateral. In fact, most bridging loans do not even require repayment until the original loan matures. Therefore, borrowers can take out a bridging loan whenever they need extra cash.


Is an uninhabitable house easy to purchase as a cash buyer?

No, it is not. You may think that purchasing an uninhabitable house is very simple. But, it is not so. The reason behind this is that the seller does not want to sell his/her house due to various reasons on cash.  Some reasons could be the lack of proper documentation, rules and legal restrictions.


What Does Unmortgageable Mean and Why Does it Matter?

Unmortgagable means that the owner of the property has not paid the instalments of the mortgage. If the owner fails to pay the instalments of his mortgage, he loses all rights over the property. Hence, the bank takes possession of the property.

If the property is mortgaged, the bank can repossess the property only after the maturity date of the mortgage. It is possible that the owner might not get the chance to redeem the property before the maturity date. So, if you own a property that is mortgaged, you should know about the unmortgageable status of your property.

The one significant reason for a property to be unmortgageable is if the property is uninhabitable or it’s in a condition where no one could live in it. For instance, if there is a seriously leaky roof, the property would be considered unmortgageable.

There are some other reasons why a property becomes unmortgageable. These are:

1) The property is located in an earthquake zone.

2) The property is located near a nuclear power plant.

3) The property is located next to a chemical factory.

4) The property is located at a place where toxic waste is dumped.

5) The property is located on a river bed.

6) The property is located close to a military base.

7) The property is located within a restricted zone.

8) The property is located away from the water source.


How to get finance to buy an Uninhabitable property?

Most high street banks and building societies won’t approve a mortgage for an uninhabitable property but there are some limited banks or building societies that can lend the required amount.

As these mortgages are different from a standard mortgage, it is better to contact a mortgage broker before starting your application.


What options do you have?

First, you must understand what constitutes an “uninhabitable” property. This will help you decide whether buying such a property is right for you.

Second, you must find someone willing to lend money against the property, which will allow you to borrow enough to complete the renovation work.

Third, you must make sure that any lender you approach agrees to lend against the property. This is usually done by getting a letter from the local council stating that the property is uninhabited.

Fourth, you must take care when choosing a lender. Make sure they are reputable and experienced in dealing with loans against uninhabitable properties.

Fifth, you must ensure that the property is structurally sound. Any problems discovered during this process may cause further delays.

Sixth, you must check that the property complies with planning regulations. Some areas require that certain buildings are demolished before permission can be granted. In others, the property needs to meet specific standards before planning permission can be given.

Finally, you must make sure you have all the necessary documentation ready. This includes copies of relevant documents relating to the property (such as title deeds), a copy of the council’s decision confirming that the property is uninhabitable, and proof of your ability to repay the loan.