Yes, you can get a mortgage as a sole trader!
Being self-employed can make getting a mortgage more difficult than if you were full-time employed. That’s because lenders can find self-employed incomes difficult to understand if they don’t specialise in the area. But specialist mortgage lenders and brokers who regularly make mortgages possible for self-employed people can find mortgages for sole traders, people in business partnerships and limited company directors.
The important factor to understand is lenders will want to see proof of your income so they can offer you a mortgage. They need to know you have the funds to be able to afford to make the repayments on your mortgage.
Specialist lenders have different lending criteria. Some have flexible criteria for different kinds of self-employed people, so one lender might specialise in limited company directors, and another might have more flexible criteria for sole traders. That’s why working with a specialist self-employment mortgage broker is important. Our Mortgage Experts live and breathe the market - they'll know which lenders to approach for your unique situation.
Getting a mortgage when you’re self-employed can be difficult. Mortgage lenders tend to prefer people in full-time employment because it’s easier for them to understand their income. But don't let anyone tell you that a self-employed mortgage isn't possible. Here's what you need to know.
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