The Principality Building Society has launched a new mortgage designed to help first time buyers with a minimum 5% deposit, by taking a legal charge over some of the family member’s savings.
Wales’ largest building society’s Assisted First Time Buyer deal allows family members to use their savings to secure the mortgage of their first time buyer child or relative. The first time buyer deposit, which can be a minimum of 5%, together with the family savings must add up to 25% of the property value.
Principality Building Society will take a legal charge over the Assisted First Time Buyer Savings Account, paying 3.75% AER , fixed until 31 August 2015. The family member will not be allowed access to their money during this time.
After 31 August 2015, if through a combination of mortgage repayments and house price rises, the mortgage has reduced from 95% LTV to 90% LTV, the legal charge on the savings account will be lifted, allowing the family member access to their savings. The deal is extended to any family member or friend that wishes to act as the investor.
Christopher Johnson, mortgage manager at Principality Building Society, said: “Parents have become a valuable source of help for first time buyers in a lending climate that demands much higher deposits. While it is clear that parents are willing to undertake acts of extraordinary generosity to help provide a secure future for their children