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Secure your new home before selling your current one

Downsizing bridging loans.

  • Multiple exit strategies accepted
  • Competivie service and speed
  • No ERCs or lender legal fees
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Bridging Lender of the year

Winner 2021 & 2023

• Over 1,200 reviews

• Over 1,900 reviews

Bridging Lender of the year

Winner 2021 & 2023

• Over 1,200 reviews

• Over 1,900 reviews

Bridging Lender of the year

Winner 2021 & 2023

• Over 1,200 reviews

• Over 1,900 reviews

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Why choose Together?

Mortgage key facts
  • 0.90%

    Rates from 0.90% per month
  • 70%

    Borrow up to 70% of the property's value
  • 12 months

    Available over standard 12 months
  • No monthly payments

*The maximum loan, rate and loan-to-value ratio offered may vary based on your individual circumstances.

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Secure your new home before selling your current one

If you are in the process of downsizing to a new home, you can secure your new purchase with a downsizing bridging loan, knowing that you have the time to wait for the right offer on your current property.

Our expert team has years of experience helping our customers and dealing with a range of circumstances, such as income and credit status, and properties, including homes classed as non standard.

Our downsizing bridging loans can be repaid over 12 months, without any early repayment charges if you wish to repay quicker. Also, you will not need to pay any lender legal fees on your loan.

We consider a range of different exit strategies, including the sale of a property, sale of other investments and refinancing to a longer-term mortgage.

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Purchase your new home with a downsizing bridging loan

If you've found the perfect new home and want to move as soon as possible, you needn't be forced into a quick sale of your old property. Instead, you can use a bridging loan to try and get the best possible price. You'll then have up to 12 months to sell your old home and repay the loan in full.

There are no monthly payments and no early repayment charges. Instead, you'll just pay back what you borrow, plus any interest, in a lump sum using the proceeds of the sale of your previous home.

We use our common sense when deciding when we can lend – so we can be more flexible. For instance, we have no maximum age if you're using one of our bridging loans this way.

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We understand every situation is unique

Here's the story of Bethany and Ben, two new customers we helped recently.

Bethany and her husband Ben left their office jobs in 2018 to set up a company of their own, which is now thriving. Last year they decided to sell their home and purchase a new build in their home town.

However, with the buyers of their existing property stuck in a chain, Bethany and Ben risked losing out on their dream home when trying to find a mortgage for moving home. Despite their perfect credit histories, their bank wouldn’t help as both Bethany and Ben are self-employed.

So Bethany and Ben came to Together, and we gave them a short-term bridging loan that effectively turned them into cash buyers to secure their new home. And when their own sale went through a few months later, they used the proceeds to pay off their bridging loan in full. Ready to see how we could help you?

  • £105,000

    Amount sought

  • 12 months

    Desired term

  • 0.85% per month

    Rate received

  • 8 days

    Time from application to funding

Exit Process

Common questions about Bridging Loans

Can I get a bridging loan if I’m retired?

Yes – we’ve no maximum age on our Bridging loans, and we’ll consider a wide range of income (including your pension) when it comes to assessing affordability.

So if you’ve found the perfect retirement property, you don’t need to wait around for your current one to sell, and you’ll have plenty of time to organise your move and make the transition gradually.

How much can I borrow, and how much deposit will I need?

We can lend up to 70% of your property’s value depending on, what you will be using the bridging loan for, and your personal circumstances. The maximum loan-to-value ratio we can offer may be reduced based on the nature of the property.

Can I get a bridging loan if I’m self-employed?

Whether you’re a sole trader, freelancer or side-hustler, we can accept self-employed applicants with just 12 months trading history, and you’ll get the same rates as someone with a regular income.

We’ll look at your last three months’ earnings, so even if you took advantage of the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme in 2020, you’ll still be treated as normal.

How do you decide my interest rate?

The rate you're offered may be influenced by several factors, including:

  • What you're using the bridging loan for.

  • The type and value of the property you're using to secure the loan.

  • How much you need to borrow (both in total, and as a percentage of your property's value).

  • Whether you have any other loans secured against the property, that won't be repaid by this loan.

  • Your credit history (but not your credit score).

Overall cost for comparison

For example: A mortgage of £155,000 payable over 12 months, on a fixed rate of 1% would require 11 instalments of £0.00 followed by 1 instalment of £179,353.33

The total amount payable would be £179,355.33 made up of the loan amount (£155,000) plus interest on the loan (£19,685.73), arrangement fee (£3,100) plus interest on this fee (£372), the broker fee (£980) plus interest on this fee (£117.60)  and the redemption administration fee (£100.00).

The overall cost for comparison is 15.7% APRC representative.

The actual rate available will depend upon your circumstances. Ask us for a personalised illustration.

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