Why do I need an Agreement in Principle?
Few lenders offer actual mortgages if you've no property in place - they offer a “Mortgage in Principle” (MIP) or an “Agreement in Principle” (AIP). This provisionally lets you know how much you can borrow, subject to finding a suitable property in a specified time.
An Agreement or Mortgage in Principle is an important step in applying for a mortgage. It gives an indication of whether a lender could lend you the amount you need to borrow. Lenders use a soft credit check to do this, which has no impact on your credit file. The process is relatively speedy and requires some personal information, including details of your income and financial commitments, this information is used in the strictest confidence.
Getting an Agreement/Mortgage in Principle does not mean you are committing to apply to that lender for a mortgage. However, once you have one, you'll be ready to discuss all the options we can offer.
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