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Getting the right mortgage can be time consuming and the application process can be tedious. With a mountain of choice available, just knowing where to start can be stressful too. If you would like mortgage advice you can trust with a service that makes your life easier, call our mortgage advice hotline on

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How much can I borrow?

Use our simple calculator to find out how much you could borrow on a mortgage.

Set out below are the main costs you may incur when purchasing a property. This is by no means every cost but it covers the main ones to budget for.

Stamp Duty

- Government tax payable when you complete your purchase. The amount payable is based on the purchase price.  Click here to see current rates.     


Solicitor Fees

- This amount will vary from case to case but for a single purchase, typical legal fees including disbursements may be around £700 - £1000

Property Survey

- If you are arranging a mortgage to purchase your new property the lender will instruct a surveyor to carry out a valuation to confirm the property will be acceptable as suitable security. This can typically cost between £250 - £350 but this figure may be higher on some mortgage products.

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Your initial mortgage consultation is 'FREE' of charge, please make contact to discuss your needs there is no obligation to proceed. There may be a minimum fee for our service of £250, and we will retain the commission from any respective lender or product provider. The exact amount of fees will depend on your needs and circumstances, and will be discussed and agreed before you make an application. Alternatively, you can choose the 'fee only' option which is typically 1% of the amount borrowed.


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