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Our Mortgage Broker Guide to getting a mortgage in Nottingham

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

    1
    Approval/Decision in Principal (AIP/DIP)
    2
    Mortgage in Principal (MIP)
    3
    Mortgage Valuation
    4
    Mortgage Offer

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Mortgage Broker Nottingham Tip 1
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Hold off applying for credit until old issues have expired

Bankruptcy and county court judgments stay on your file for six years and data about applications for a year.

It's therefore worth leaving applications until problems such as these have been removed from your file to boost your chances of success.

Discount Mortgage

Discount mortgages are another variant of variable mortgages but the discount is linked to the lender's standard variable rate (SVR) as opposed to the Bank of England's base rate. One of the risks involved is that the lender, if stated within its terms & conditions, can reserve the right to increase its rate independently of any movement – or non-movement – of the Bank of England base rate.

The discount normally applies during a fixed, agreed term and all mortgages that have a fixed term normally require a mortgagor to pay a large early repayment charge if they opt to leave early.


Nottingham is a large city in Nottinghamshire County in the East Midlands. Its cultural and entertainment options are rich and varied, with large theatres, museums, auditoriums, such as Rock City in Talbot Street (rock, independent and student bands) and sporting facilities.

There are two large shopping centres (Victoria and Broadmarsh) and many smaller ones. Landmarks include St Mary's Church and Wollaton Hall. There are 2 universities; the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University. The Galleries of Justice Museum is an excellent visitor attraction, with its ghost tours and prison museum. Alternatively, those who like the ale might want to visit Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, described as 'a higgledy-piggledy old-world boozer'!

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Property Price Stats for Nottingham


Average property price in Nottingham £168,754
% Change compared to last year 6%
Population of Nottingham 310,837 (2013)


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 Nottingham - Recently Completed

  • Southwold Drive, Nottingham, NG8 1PD
  • 42 Brinkhill Crescent, Nottingham, NG11 8GN
  • 33 Aberford Avenue, Nottingham, NG8 5FQ
  • 11 Trentham Gardens, Nottingham, NG8 3NG
  • 3 Marlborough Court, Marlborough Road, Beeston, Nottingham, NOTTS. NG9 2JA

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Mortgage Broker in and around Nottingham

Our Nottingham mortgage broker can help you with your mortgage app;lication locally or in any of the surrounding areas including Woodthorpe, Nuthall, Long Eaton, Carlton, Stoke Bardolph, Derby and Newark.

Which banks are local to you?


  • Natwest Bank Plc - 16 S Parade, Nottingham NG1 2JX
  • Barclays Bank Plc - 2 High St, Nottingham NG1 2EN
  • Lloyds Bank Plc - 396 Broxtowe Ln, Nottingham NG8 5ND

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Nottingham Mortgage Broker Insider Tips

If you're buying, getting a structural assessment (Building Survey) of your property in Nottingham from a RICS Surveyor is key and can save you £1,000s by highlighting defects that can be shared or negotiated with the seller. 

All too often buyers choose to not get a Building Survey thinking that their Mortgage Valuation will cover them for this. Sadly the mortgage valuation doesn't highlight structural defects or risks.

Once you realise this and then choose to get a Building Survey you may find that you are pushed to get this done in time for exchange of contracts because you have waited so long. This is especially annoying as your conveyancing solicitor needs some of the information from the survey to complete your legal work.

The best advice for fast conveyancing in Nottingham is to book your Building Survey at the same time as you instruct your conveyancing solicitor

Surveyors are in high demand at the moment and bookings can often take 7 to 10 days and then the report 3 to 5 days after that so the sooner you book, the quicker you'll know if there are any defects with you property - plus you'll be set for a fast conveyancing completion!

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