Criteria A-Z

As we manually underwrite our mortgages we're much more flexible with our criteria than most. Using our common sense approach (and our ears!) means we can cater for a wide spectrum of solutions for your clients, no matter their circumstances.

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Buy to Let Criteria
Historic CIFAS Record (Years)

Our standard acceptability

3

Criteria definition:

Indicates if we can potentially accept Buy to Let applications from an applicant that is on the CIFAS register and if so, what time must have passed in order for them to be potentially accepted by the lender for a new mortgage application.

Our policy notes:

Family Building Society can potentially accept customers that are registered on the CIFAS register. We require the applicant's registration date to be at least 3 Years ago.

Last updated:

07 November 2019

HMO First Time Landlord

Our standard acceptability

We do not accept HMO applications

Criteria definition:

Indicates if a lender can consider a Buy to Let application on an HMO property from a first time landlord.

Our policy notes:

Family Building Society does not lend on 'Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO)'.

Last updated:

31 May 2018

HMO Maximum LTV

Our standard acceptability

We do not accept HMO applications

Criteria definition:

Indicates the maximum LTV a lender can consider for Buy to Let applications on HMO properties

Our policy notes:

Family Building Society does not lend on 'Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO)'.

Last updated:

31 May 2018

HMO Maximum Number of Bedrooms

Our standard acceptability

We do not accept HMO applications

Criteria definition:

Indicates if a lender has a maximum number of bedrooms allowed on HMO properties and if so how many

Our policy notes:

Family Building Society does not lend on 'Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO)'.

Last updated:

31 January 2018

HMO Maximum Number of Kitchens

Our standard acceptability

We do not accept HMO applications

Criteria definition:

Indicates the maximum number of kitchens permitted by a lender in an HMO property

Our policy notes:

Family Building Society does not lend on 'Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO)'.

Last updated:

31 May 2018

HMO Maximum Number of Storeys

Our standard acceptability

We do not accept HMO applications

Criteria definition:

Indicates the maximum number of storeys permitted on HMO properties.

Our policy notes:

Family Building Society does not lend on 'Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO)'.

Last updated:

31 January 2018

HMO Minimum Applicant Experience

Our standard acceptability

We do not accept HMO applications

Criteria definition:

Indicates if a lender requires applicants to have a minimum HMO experience and if so how much (IN MONTHS)

Our policy notes:

Family Building Society does not lend on 'Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO)'.

Last updated:

31 May 2018

HMO Minimum Double Bedroom Square Metre

Our standard acceptability

We do not accept HMO applications

Criteria definition:

Indicates if a lender has a minimum square metreage requirement on a double bedroom and if so what it is.

Our policy notes:

Family Building Society does not lend on 'Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO)'.

Last updated:

31 May 2018

HMO Minimum Property Value

Our standard acceptability

We do not accept HMO applications

Criteria definition:

Our policy notes:

Family Building Society does not lend on 'Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO)'.

Last updated:

31 January 2018

HMO Minimum Single Bedroom Square Metre

Our standard acceptability

We do not accept HMO applications

Criteria definition:

Indicates if a lender has a minimum square metreage requirement on a single bedroom and if so what it is.

Our policy notes:

Family Building Society does not lend on 'Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO)'.

Last updated:

31 May 2018

HMO rental valuation assessment

Our standard acceptability

We do not accept HMO applications

Criteria definition:

Indicates if we can potentially use the HMO rental valuation as opposed to standard AST valuation for HMO applications

Our policy notes:

We will not consider an HMO application

Last updated:

03 September 2020

HMO Unlicensed Acceptable

Our standard acceptability

We do not accept HMO applications

Criteria definition:

Indicates if a lender can potentially accept Buy to Let applications on Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMOs) that are 'unlicensed'

Our policy notes:

Family Building Society does not lend on 'Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO)'.

Last updated:

31 January 2018

HMO: Communal area in the property

Our standard acceptability

We do not accept HMO applications

Criteria definition:

Indicates if we can potentially consider an HMO application without a communal area in the property

Our policy notes:

Family Building Society will not consider an HMO application

Last updated:

03 September 2020

House of Multiple Occupation (HMO's)

Our standard acceptability

Not Acceptable

Criteria definition:

Indicates if a lender can potentially accept Buy to Let applications on Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMOs)

Our policy notes:

Family Building Society does not lend on 'Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO)'.

Last updated:

31 January 2018

House/Bungalow Maximum LTV (New Build)

Our standard acceptability

70

Criteria definition:

Indicates the maximum potential loan to value (LTV) a Buy to Let lender can accept where the property type is a NEW BUILD house/bungalow.

Our policy notes:

The maximum LTV the Society will lend up to on any BTL is 70%

Last updated:

31 May 2018

House/Bungalow Maximum LTV (Standard)

Our standard acceptability

70

Criteria definition:

Indicates the maximum potential loan to value (LTV) a Buy to Let lender can accept where the property type is a house or bungalow and it is NOT considered a new build.

Our policy notes:

The maximum LTV the Society will lend is 70%

Last updated:

31 May 2018

Affordability Calculator

Find out how much your residential client may be able to borrow. To see affordability for a Buy to Let client, use our Buy to Let calculator

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