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How to get a mortgage - or remortgage - in Dorset


Dorset, which is also known by the name Dorsetshire, is a mainly rural county located in the south west of England on the English Channel coast. It has many seaside resorts of which Bournemouth is probably the most famous. The ceremonial county comprises the non-metropolitan county, which is governed by Dorset County Council, and the unitary authority areas of Poole and Bournemouth.

Dorset borders Devon to the west, Somerset to the north-west, Wiltshire to the north-east, and Hampshire to the east. The county town is Dorchester which is in the south. Bournemouth has a much larger population than Dorchester. The Sandbanks area of Bournemouth is extremely affluent and land values there are some of the highest in the UK. Poole Harbour is the largest natural harbour in Britain and was formed during the ice ages.

The mortgage application process has 4 stages regardless of which mortgage lender you use:

  • Approval in principal (AIP)
  • Mortgage in principal (MIP)
  • Mortgage valuation
  • Mortgage Offer

Read about the full mortgage process here - What is the mortgage process?

Mortgage Broker Tip  

Disassociate from previous partners with poor credit ratings

Being financially associated with someone with a poor credit rating lowers yours in turn. If you've split up, you should ensure that credit agencies know about the split.

You do this by filling out a disassociation form: do this for each of the 3 main credit reference agencies.
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Offset Mortgage

With any form of offset mortgage the applicant normally has a linked account which bears interest and this interest is offset against the interest payable on their mortgage loan, making repayments cost less.

The flip side is that interest rates charged on these mortgages may be higher than normal and, of course, the income from interest on the linked account can no longer be used for any other purpose.
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Property Price Stats for Dorset


Average property price in Dorset £292,117
% Change compared to last year 6%
Population of Dorset 759,800 (2014)


The property price data is sourced from the Land Registry's UK House Price Index and you can view up to date property prices by clicking - Land Registry House Price Index >> Land-Registry

RECENTLY COMPLETED MOVES IN Dorset

  • Warren House, Main St, Chideock, Dorset, DT6 6JW
  • 41a Jumpers Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 2AR
  • 60a Talbot Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH9 2JG
  • 5 Tresillan Way, Walkford, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 5QP
  • 4 New Road, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8QH

Local High Street Banks in Dorset

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Our mortgage broker specialises in the local area and have completed house surveys in Salisbury, Brockenhurst, Lymington, Warminster, Frome, Barnet and Crewkerne.


  • Lloyds - 4 Castle St, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 1DU
  • TSB - 5 The Square, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 1JE
  • Barclays - 100 High St, Poole BH15 1BL

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Mortgage Broker Tips for the Conveyancing Process

Choose conveyancing solicitors who balance their work well

Conveyancing solicitors look after the needs of many clients and if they take on too many clients, they will be unable to give adequate service to all of them particularly in matters of communication and it's more likely that mistakes will be made.

SAM Conveyancing carefully balance the workloads of the solicitors we use to ensure that you receive the optimum level of client care when you move home. We also only employ Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) solicitors, so you can relax secure in this knowledge when you choose us.

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