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How to get a mortgage - or remortgage - in East Sussex


East Sussex is a county is South East England, bordered by Surrey to the north west, West Sussex to the west and Kent to the north and east. It is bordered by the south coast to the south. Districts within it include Hastings, Rother, Wealden, Eastbourne, Lewes and the City of Brighton and Hove. Among the many attractions are; Battle Abbey, which marks the site of where William the Conqueror defeated King Harold in 1066; Bodiam Castle, which has a moat and battlements and hosts archery events; and Camber Sands, with its beaches, chalets, gardens and lighthouses.

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  

Having difficulty making repayments and on time? Speak to the lenders concerned

You may be in a situation where you are finding it difficult to make the repayments specified on the debt you've taken on. If so, you should get in touch with the companies you owe the money to as they might accept lesser payments from you or give you a grace period (an extension on the deadline by which you must have made a repayment).

Remember that defaulting on payments or making payments late lowers your credit score. If you can come to an arrangement with your creditors, your credit score is much less likely to be harmed.
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Interest-only Mortgage

The basic premise of an interest-only mortgage is that your monthly payments purely cover the cost of servicing the interest on the loan and are not put towards paying down the capital itself.

To pay down the capital, the mortgagor is obliged to save money in another investment vehicle which hopefully generates sufficient cash by the end of the mortgage term to pay off the capital – this is not guaranteed.

Only commercial property buyers such as buy to let investors can access interest-only mortgages at the present time; the higher risk profile of these mortgages is thought to be too dangerous for residential buyers to be involved with.
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Property Price Stats for East Sussex


Average property price in East Sussex £305,407
% Change compared to last year 6%
Population of East Sussex 800,200 (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 East Sussex

  • Eagle Cottages, Landgate, Rye, TN31 7LY
  • 38 Udimore Road, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7DS
  • 22 High Street, Robertsbridge, East Sussex, TN32 5AQ
  • 18 Jevington Close, Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex, TN39 3 BB
  • 2 White Horse Cottages, Hurst Green, East Sussex, TN19 7QA

Local High Street Banks in East Sussex

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Our mortgage broker specialises in the local area and have completed house surveys in Eastbourne, Hastings, Newhaven, Lewes, Hailsham, Newborough and Rye.


  • Natwest Bank Plc - 16 High St, Battle TN33 0AJ
  • Lloyds Bank Plc - 180 High St, Uckfield TN22 1AX
  • Barclays Bank Plc - 46 High St, Heathfield TN21 8HT

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Mortgage Broker Tips for the Conveyancing Process

The trick is to order your property searches as soon as you instruct.

Searches can take some time to get back, namely the searches from the local authority. So you may find yourself all ready to exchange but not able to proceed because you are waiting for your searches to get back.

Being organised and booking your searches early can mean you get the essential information you need back to you and your solicitor as early as possible. 

Thereby you can make a fully informed, good decision about whether to proceed with your purchase in East Sussex or not.

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