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How Can I Get a £150,000 Mortgage Approval?

Do you require a mortgage of £150,000? This guide explains all the information you need to structure a compelling application to secure the funding you need.

Almas Uddin
Almas Uddin

Founder and Mortgage Advisor

Almas Uddin2024-06-15
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Getting a Mortgage Approval Worth £150K

The Revolution Brokers team often works with clients who wish to buy a property with a £150,000 mortgage - and want to know what salary they need to earn to qualify.

You can use online calculators to get a rough idea of what you could borrow, but these are only ever indicative. So it is advisable to speak to an independent broker who can give you more accurate figures.

This article will explore how lenders calculate affordability on a £150,000 mortgage and what factors will make a difference to your application.

Should you be looking for help in securing the mortgage you need, or would like a professional assessment of your affordability status, give us a call on 0330 304 3040, or drop an email to [email protected].

What Salary Do I Need to Earn to Qualify for a £150,000 Mortgage?

The salary you need to achieve your desired mortgage will depend on which lender you apply to.

Generally, lenders will look at an initial mortgage cap based on a multiple of your income, usually four times your salary, but sometimes as high as five or even six times.

You would need around a £37,500 salary to qualify for a £150,000 mortgage in most cases. You could still be eligible with some lenders on an income of £30,000 or even £25,000.

The below chart shows some examples of potential mortgage offers depending on your salary, and which lender you apply to.

Salary

Lender A - 3 x Income

Lender B - 4 x Income

Lender C - 5 x Income

Lender D - 6 x Income

£25,000

£75,000

£100,000

£125,000

£150,000

£30,000

£90,000

£120,000

£150,000

£180,000

£35,000

£105,000

£140,000

£175,000

£210,000

£40,000

£120,000

£160,000

£200,000

£240,000

£45,000

£135,000

£180,000

£225,000

£270,000

£50,000

£150,000

£200,000

£250,000

£300,000

£55,000

£165,000

£220,000

£275,000

£330,000

£60,000

£180,000

£240,000

£300,000

£360,000

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What Other Eligibility Factors Impact my £150,000 Mortgage Application?

Lenders will look at several criteria to determine whether they can offer the funding you need. You can increase your income by factoring in other earnings, depending on what income the lender will consider, including:

  • Benefits
  • Freelance work
  • Bonuses and commissions
  • Overtime
  • Profit shares
  • Dividend income

Each lender will have a different policy about what sorts of income they will include in the affordability assessment. They may also cap how much of that income they include.

Is It Possible to Get a Mortgage for £150,000 as a Self-employed Person?

Yes, potentially. Self-employed mortgages are the same as a PAYE mortgage but will use a different set of calculations to work out your average annual income.

Most lenders will consider your net profit, or the salary you pay yourself, but others will include other elements of business profits in their assessment.

Usually, you will need three years of accounts, although some lenders specialising in this sector can accept two years, or sometimes much less.

Lenders will also need to check on your other outgoings, living expenses and existing debts to ensure they believe you can comfortably keep up the repayments.

What Does a £150,000 Mortgage Cost Per Month?

The monthly cost depends on what interest rate you are being charged, and whether the mortgage is a typical repayment mortgage, or interest-only.

Below is a table showing estimated monthly costs on both mortgage types, depending on the length of the term, and based on a 3% interest rate.

Length of Mortgage Term

Monthly Repayment Mortgage Cost

Monthly Interest-Only Cost

Five years

£2,695

£375

Ten years

£1,448

£375

15 years

£1,036

£375

20 years

£832

£375

25 years

£711

£375

30 years

£632

£375

What Deposit Do I Need for a £150,000 Mortgage?

Most mortgage lenders will need a deposit of 20% - others will accept 10% or even 5% depending on the criteria.

Your deposit determines the Loan to Value ratio, and so the more deposit you can offer, the lower the risk and the better interest rates you will be offered.

If you are looking for a mortgage on a property costing £200,000 and have a £10,000 deposit, for example, then the mortgage LTV ratio is 95% which is at the top end of what a lender will accept.

How Does Loan to Value Impact my Affordability of a £150,000 Mortgage?

The LTV accepted will vary between lenders, so it's essential to seek support from a broker to work out where to apply, depending on how much you need to borrow and what deposit you have available.

Below, you can see what the LTV ratio would look like in several circumstances, depending on the mortgage value and deposit size.

Property Price

Deposit Available

Mortgage Required

LTV Ratio

£155,000

£5,000

£150,000

96.7%

£165,000

£15,000

£150,000

90.9%

£175,000

£25,000

£150,000

85.7%

£180,000

£30,000

£150,000

83.3%

£190,000

£40,000

£150,000

78.9%

£200,000

£50,000

£150,000

75%

£225,000

£75,000

£150,000

66.6%

£250,000

£100,000

£150,000

60%

£275,000

£125,000

£150,000

54.5%

£300,000

£150,000

£150,000

50%

What Forms of Deposit are Acceptable on a £150,000 Mortgage?

There are rules around where the cash for your deposit comes from.

Most lenders will accept gifted deposits from a family member, although this usually needs to be a close relative. Usually, a distant relative or friend's gift won't be acceptable, although it may be in some circumstances and with the right lender.

How Will a Bad Credit Score Impact my Eligibility for a £150,000 Mortgage?

If you have experienced bad credit issues in the past that can mean needing to select the lender carefully, you apply to. That applies if your credit file shows:

  • Adverse credit or a low credit score
  • Mortgage arrears or defaults
  • CCJs
  • IVAs
  • DMPs
  • Bankruptcy
  • Repossessions

A lot will depend on how recently those issues occurred, whether they are now repaid, and what values were involved.

How Likely am I to Be Approved for a £150,000 Mortgage?

If you are past retirement or approaching retirement age, you might find that some lenders cannot accept your application due to age caps.

However, we work with lenders who accept applicants up to 95 years old, and so there are plenty of later life mortgage options out there.

Is It Possible to Borrow £150,000 Against an Unusual Property?

Probably, yes, but if your property falls into any of the following categories, you might need to use a specialist lender:

  • High rise flat
  • Ex-local authority home
  • Uninhabitable property
  • Listed building
  • Made from concrete
  • Tin or thatched roof homes
  • Frames of steel or timber

Are There Buy to Let Mortgages for £150,000?

Yes, you can borrow £150,000 against a buy to let property if you have the right deposit available, meet the lending criteria, and can demonstrate that the rental income will sufficiently cover the interest-only payments.

Most BTL lenders require a 25% deposit, although some will work with 15%.

Some lenders have a minimum income requirement, usually around £25,000. This rule usually applies to first-time landlords who don't have experience in the rental sector.

Can I Get a Second Home Mortgage at a £150,000 Value?

You can borrow against a second home, whether it is a holiday home, temporary work accommodation or for a family member.

Lenders tend to be stricter in their affordability assessments since they need to see that you can afford this second mortgage as well as keeping up with repayments on your primary home.

This assessment will include costs such as council tax, stamp duty and upkeep.

Is It Possible to Get a £150,000 Secured Loan?

If you have sufficient equity in your property, a second loan or second charge mortgage is an alternative option.

The criteria tend to be less strict, but it is essential to understand that this type of loan is still secured against your home, which could be repossessed if you don't keep up with the payments.

Expert Support in Finding a £150,000 Mortgage

Contact our mortgage brokers for more advice about how to find a £150,000 mortgage. Our team is independent and has access to the whole of the market to find you the very best deals available.

Give us a call on 0330 304 3040, or email the team at [email protected].

Almas Uddin
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Founder and Mortgage Advisor

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