Can I get a Mortgage with a CCJ

Can I get a mortgage with a CCJ?

The answer is – yes you can, but there are a number of other things that will need to be taken into account.

Mortgage lenders make decisions on approving customers based on a number of things; the type and status of your current employment and employment history, your 3 year address history, the amount and frequency of your income, how much your outgoings are and the level of any debt you might have as well as the most important factor – how much deposit you are able to provide.

If you have or have had a County Court Judgement (CCJ) this doesn’t mean you can’t get a mortgage – it just means that we need to look at different mortgage lenders that allow for this type of scenario, who will happily accept an application, with help from Shaw Financial Services to make sure it’s being done properly.

A number of factors will come into play.

1. When was the CCJ registered

2. How many CCJ’s are there in total

3. What was the value of the CCJ

4. Has the CCJ been satisfied (paid off)

5. What was the reason for the CCJ

Remember, if your CCJ was longer than six years ago it won’t appear on your credit file. It’s much simpler to get approved for a mortgage if your CCJ was older than three years, compared to one within the past year. however there are lenders that will accept people for a new mortgage where the CCJ hasn’t been satisfied, but the interest rates will be higher.

As a rule of thumb you’ll typically need a bit more deposit – 10% upwards. If the CCJ is recent the higher deposit level you’ll likely need, and the longer ago the lower deposit you’ll need. The smaller and longer ago the CCJ, the easier it will be to get approved for a new mortgage.

If you’re looking to get a mortgage and you’ve had a CCJ then it’s best to speak to an experienced mortgage broker like us at Shaw Financial Services to talk through the options that may be available.

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