Select Page

Remortgaging Guide

Home » FAQs & Guides » Guides » Remortgaging Guide

Here is our Remortgaging Guide to explain the process from start to finish.

Contact us and discuss your case with one of our qualified Mortgage Brokers. We will provide you with a copy of our terms of business and a FactFind for you to complete your contact, employment, income, credit and mortgage history details. We will need to know what you believe the current market value of your home or buy-to-let property to be.

Once you have completed the FactFind and returned it to us, with your permission, we can apply to mortgage lenders to find out your mortgage affordability figure, based on the data that you have provided us with. We will be in contact with you to let you know how much lenders are willing to let you borrow, subject to a property valuation and credit checks. This is a called a lending Decision in Principle.

We can provide you with a quotation for Solicitors to act on your behalf. You will need to provide us with documents to support your mortgage application: proof of your identity, proof of your address, proof of your income (payslips, accounts etc.), bank statements, proof of your deposit etc. We will send across paperwork that you need to read carefully, sign and return. This will include a Key Facts Illustration which details the product recommended and a breakdown of all of the costs involved in taking out the new mortgage.

If there is a valuation fee to be paid to the mortgage lender, we will need to take debit/credit card details from you to submit with the full application so you can pay for the survey and any other fees which need to be paid upfront. I f applicable, you will need to instruct a Solicitor to work on your behalf and they will usually ask for a deposit to start work for you.
We will need all of our paperwork signed and returned to us.
On receipt of your application, the lender will then give instructions for the survey to be completed.

A Surveyor will visit the property with the main function to act on the lender’s behalf to check the general condition of the property to see if it meets the lender’s requirements to be suitable as security for a mortgage loan. Their other role is to value the property and to check the valuation price is fair to the current market value compared to properties in the area. The lender will review the Survey Report and review the mortgage application and supporting documents to confirm that they are still willing to lend to you as the applicant.

Download a Which? comparison report on the different kinds of survey available to you.

If they are happy with the survey, application form and supporting documents, they will issue a mortgage offer. The mortgage offer is sent to you as the applicant, us as your Mortgage Broker and your Solicitor (the survey report is often attached to the mortgage offer and will be required by your Solicitor to check that you have sufficient buildings insurance cover).

We can provide you with a quotation for buildings and contents insurance (it is a legal requirement to have buildings insurance in place from the date of exchange of contracts). We can also provide you with quotations for Life Assurance, Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection and Accident, Sickness and Unemployment Cover to start from the completion date of your new mortgage.

Your Solicitor will be completing all of the legal documentation connected to the remortgage on your behalf. You will be asked to sign a mortgage deed to confirm that you accept the terms of the mortgage offer. You will then be given a completion date for when you will receive any surplus funds. If applicable, all legal costs are to be paid to your Solicitor.

You will be contacted by your new mortgage lender with the date that the first month’s mortgage payment will be collected by Direct Debit. Our Broker Fee is payable by you on completion, by bank transfer. Any other insurance (e.g. contents) needs to be in force from the date of completion.

If your new mortgage is on a fixed or a discounted rate, we will be in contact with you before the rate expires to discuss new products available to you.


Call us on 01223 329666 to discuss your requirements and request a quotation.

Contact us to talk about remortgaging your property

Download guide PDF version

More useful guides

We can visit you

Let us know when is convenient to call round

You can visit us

Come to see us in Cambridge, we have parking

We can call you

Arrange to discuss everything over the phone

We are proud to be members of the Equity Release Council, the NACFB, the Later Life Academy and the National Skills Academy

ERCNACFBLLANSA