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The team at Alexander Southwell Mortgages can source mortgages for teachers who are newly qualified and who have been in the job for only a short time.

Whether you have recently qualified as a teacher, then you may only have one payslip showing your new income, which can make getting a mortgage tricky if you don’t talk to an expert advisor who specialises in mortgages for teachers.

Whether you are looking purchase your first home or looking for buy to let mortgages, we are here to help.

Typically, if you are looking at buying a house at the upper end of your budget, then you need a mortgage lender who understands your income in full.

Buying a property as a newly qualified Teacher


As a newly qualified teacher it is likely that you will be looking to be your first home at some point, and that is where Alexander Southwell Mortgage Services are perfectly placed to help you.

As an expert mortgage broker to teachers, we understand the range of different employment circumstances of newly qualified teachers and will search mortgage providers to get education professionals the best deals across the market.

  • We can lend to NQTs two months before the start of a first post
  • You could move into your new home before you even begin your very first teaching job
  • We offer mortgages to buyers with as little as a 10% deposit
  • The standard 12-month first post is considered equal to a permanent position
  • No employment history or previous pay slips necessary

Can I get a mortgage with a fixed term or temporary teaching contract?


It can be more difficult to obtain a high street mortgage as supply teachers often don’t have consistent and reliable work because of the nature of supply teaching.

This, of course, can cause problems when the time comes to apply for mortgages, with any employment any temporary contracts can make it more difficult. There are lenders that provide mortgages to supply teachers and with our help, you can access them all very easily and without any stress.

If you have a history of working in teaching and your past earnings back that up, it’ll be easier than you think to get a mortgage.

Getting a mortgage in teacher retirement


There are certain lenders founded to support teachers.

Although many of the larger lenders won’t consider later years lending beyond the age of 70, there are a couple of lenders who will be able to help you after this age, even if you’re already retired, these lenders will be able to give you a mortgage with a teachers pension.

Remortgaging your property – Mortgages For Teachers


Moving your mortgage can be a big decision, but our expert advisors are here to work alongside you to find the best new deal for you.

From start to finish, our experienced team will look after you throughout the entire remortgage process. When processing a remortgage, most lenders will offer you:

  • Free valuation fee for your property
  • For standard remortgages, free legal fees when using their appointed solicitor

Government schemes for Teachers


You might be able to use a government scheme to help with the whole process this could enable you to get a mortgage for a discounted property or by increasing your mortgage deposit.

Please find these schemes below:

  • Help to buy equity loan – gives you up to 40% as a 5-year interest-free equity loan. You begin to pay interest at 1.75 % after the fifth year and 1% plus RPI for every year thereafter.
  • Shared ownership – You can buy between 25% to 75% of the property initially with a shared ownership mortgage and then buy more using a staircasing mortgage.
  • Right to buy – allows you to buy your home at a discount price.

Adverse Credit Mortgages For Teachers


Any form of adverse credit can complicate the mortgage process.

There is some good news in that some lenders are willing to provide adverse credit mortgages.

Deals are unlikely to match standard mortgages; lenders in the adverse credit market – which is also sometimes described as ‘sub-prime’ or ‘non-conforming’ – will charge higher rates.

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Frequently Asked Questions: – Mortgages For Teachers

Will my student loan affect my mortgage?


Mortgage lenders will need to check your level of debt and also your repayment history but this is the same for everybody(not just teachers).

If the mortgage lenders consider your debt as quite high, this can be a problem but specialist mortgage lenders are familiar with the situation so this shouldn’t be a major cause for concern.

How do Lenders work out how much I can borrow against a mortgage as a teacher?


Banks and building societies use a mortgage affordability calculator to work out how much you can borrow.

Every lender has the own way of calculating what income they will accept and how much they will lend, with over a hundred different lenders this can seem a little overwhelming however a mortgage broker will have access to these and will be able to compare the whole mortgage market for you and work out exactly what your repayments on your mortgage will be

When should I get an agreement in principle?


We would highly recommend putting an agreement in principle in place before viewing and offering on a property.

This is not a long process assuming you are prepared with the information the mortgage advisor will ask.

Once we have all of the information needed, we will recommend which bank or building society is most suited to yourself and who is most likely to be able to take you all the way through to getting your mortgage offer.

Do teachers or supply teachers get specific discounts to help get a mortgage?


There are specific lenders dedicated to helping teachers but I would not call them “discounted lenders” as a high street lender might actually work out cheaper for you.

There have been previous schemes where it was possible to get discounts for clients that work in education but unfortunately at the moment there are none.

Teachers may be counted as key workers for the purposes of housing schemes, particularly if they earn an income below a certain threshold but generally the products available will be the generic products available to the open market.

What help can I get as a key worker teacher & why would I use a mortgage broker?


Finding the right mortgage deal isn’t always the easiest task, particularly when you’re working in a demanding teaching job role.

Fortunately, help is available.

Furthermore, being able to offer ‘whole of market’ mortgage advice, AS Mortgages can help you to determine which mortgage provider best suits your needs and personal circumstances.

As well as offering a tailored mortgage solution, our professional mortgage advisers can assist throughout the application process.

The Alexander Southwell Mortgages appreciates the hard work and dedication, therefore all mortgages for teachers are completely FEE FREE mortgage Service, let us help you get on the property ladder.

Our mortgage broker services don’t stop there…


Alexander Southwell understands that the mortgage application and discussing your mortgage options is just one aspect of buying or remortgaging a property.

We can advise on Solicitors, help you understand survey reports you may have consider, provide you with background information on the property you are considering buying, and liaise with any estate agency or builder involved.

We can advise and arrange Life InsuranceCritical Illness Cover or Income Protection, again offering the best possible deal available to you.

Jamie Alexander Mortgage Broker & Advisor
Jamie Alexander
Jamie is an experienced Mortgage Advisor with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. He’s skilled in Financial Services, Negotiation, Insurance, Residential Homes, and Residential Mortgages. For mortgage advice get in touch with Jamie via the website contact form.
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