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

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    Approval/Decision in Principal (AIP/DIP)
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Get on the electoral roll – you're unlikely to get credit if not

Being on the electoral roll will not only improve your credit score but more importantly is normally necessary to be granted credit at all.

If you're not on the roll, a credit agency's score might indicate that your credit rating is excellent, but in practice, you won't normally be granted credit if you apply because of fraud scoring, Lenders invariably use the electoral roll to check IDs and addresses.

Repayment Mortgage

All residential mortgages are repayment mortgages as opposed to interest-only mortgages. The mortgagor, typically over a 25-year time period, makes regular monthly payments which involve a portion being made to pay off the interest on the loan and a portion used to pay off some of the capital.

The mortgagor, as time progresses, pays off an increasing amount of the capital. At the end of the term, assuming all repayments are made, the loan is fully paid off. Repayment mortgages have the advantage that you are developing a larger equity stake each month and this can make it easier to get a cheaper mortgage deal in the future.


Forest Gate is an area of Newham Borough, 7 miles north-east of the capital's centre. It lies between Stratford to its west and Manor Park to its east and Westfield shopping mall is 1.5 miles away as is the Olympic Park of 2012 fame. You can learn to dance Swing at Swing Patrol (Hampton Road) or, if you're really brave, take a tumble down the ArcelorMittal Orbit slide in the Olympic Park mentioned in Stratford.

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Property Price Stats for Forest Gate


Average property price in Forest Gate £357,000
% Change compared to last year 18%
Population of Forest Gate 16,257 (2011)


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

Mortgage Broker Forest Gate - Recently Completed

  • 129 Upton Park Rd, Forest Gate, London, E7 8LA
  • 32 Disraeli Road, Forest Gate, London, E7 9JP
  • 102 Upton Park Road, Forest Gate, London, E7 8LB
  • 94 Claremont Road, Forest Gate, London, E7 0PZ
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Our Forest Gate mortgage broker can help you with your mortgage app;lication locally or in any of the surrounding areas including West Ham, Upton, Wanstead, Woodgrange Park, Manor Park, Ladywell and Leyton.

Which banks are local to you?


  • Barclays Bank Plc - 306 Romford Rd, London E7 9HH
  • Natwest Bank Plc - Gredley House, 1-11 Broadway, London E15 4BQ
  • Abbey Bank - 41a Woodgrange Road, Forest Gate, London, E7 8BG

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Receiving a gifted deposit? Ensure that the donor/s have their IDs and proof of funds to hand.

When you instruct a solicitor to buy or sell a property, you need to give them proof of ID and address and proof of funds. 

If you're being helped with deposit funds from family members etc., your solicitor will want to know who these people are and where their money in turn has come from and they will have to prepare a signed and witnessed gifted deposit declaration.

Ensuring that anyone gifting deposit funds to you has these items in readiness guards against unnecessary delays.

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