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
Unadopted Roads

Our standard acceptability

Acceptable

Criteria definition:

Indicates if we can potentially consider a property with unadopted roads

Our policy notes:

Family Building Society can potentially consider a property with unadopted roads

Last updated:

16 September 2020

Unauthorized Overdraft Charges

Our standard acceptability

Not Acceptable

Criteria definition:

Indicates if a lender is able to potentially accept Buy to Let applications from applicants who have recently been charged for an unauthorised overdraft (either by exceeding their overdraft limit or by simply going overdrawn if they do not have an agreed overdraft limit). These unauthorised overdraft charges will likely appear on the clients recent bank statements.

Our policy notes:

Family Building Society does not accept applicants that have recently had unauthorized overdraft charges

Last updated:

31 May 2018

Undervalue transactions

Our standard acceptability

Acceptable

Criteria definition:

Indicates if a Buy to Let lender is able to potentially accept applications where the transaction constitutes an undervalue transaction.

Our policy notes:

We accept purchases at an undervalue providing it is not a 'distressed sale'. We will ask the solicitors to provide the appropriate indemnity as part of the conveyancing.

Last updated:

31 May 2018

Unemployed Applicants

Our standard acceptability

Not Acceptable

Criteria definition:

Indicates if we can potentially consider Buy to Let applications for unemployed applicants.

Our policy notes:

Family Building Society will not consider Buy to Let applications for unemployed applicants

Last updated:

07 November 2019

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