Buying Property - For No Money Down

publication date: Sep 27, 2011
author/source: Kate Faulkner, Designs on Property and Author of Which? Property Books

Buying Property - For No Money Down

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Q - I have about £5,000 in savings and have seen I can buy properties with 'no money down', but have to pay for legals etc, is this a good idea? HERE'S THE FULL QUESTION

A - Glad you asked about this, I'm not a fan! There are lots of issues with no money down deals, not least of which they could well be mortgage fraud.

The reason being is no money down deals typically involve buying a property at say £70k, but telling the mortgage lender it's worth £100k. This means the transaction isn't transparent, so could be classed as mortgage fraud. Investors have been prosecuted for this kind of thing! HERE'S THE FULL ANSWER

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