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Q: Obtaining a Mortgage with A Bad Credit Rating

Can I still obtain a mortgage with a bad credit rating?

From Andrew Smith | Norfolk | 05/06/2010 | Landlord

A: Obtaining a mortgage with a bad credit rating may be hard, but it is not impossible. In fact, it is not all that different from getting a traditional mortgage. If you are investing in this property for yourself for instance, then you will need to apply for a bad credit mortgage, where your lender will then be able to look at: your credit report, your employment history, your income and the amount of debt you are carrying.

If on the other hand you are investing in this property to turn it into a property let, your credit rating doesn't have to become an obstacle.

The incredible thing about property investment is that it has little to do with you as a borrower. The key to acquiring your buy to let mortgage is to ensure that your potential property investment can generate 125% of its mortgage in rents. If your property can do that then your credit history won't matter.

If you are still concerned though that your credit history might affect your ability to invest, we recommend getting your credit file from experian and equifax, and speaking to a mortgage broker. If they feel you can get a mortgage, our Property Mentor Finance team can help you to get onto the property ladder.

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