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 larger variety of life stages and circumstances for your clients than many other lender. 

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Owner Occupier Criteria
New Build purchased off plan

Our standard acceptability

Acceptable

Criteria definition:

Indicates if we can potentially consider an application for a new build purchase 'Off-Plan'. Buying new build property off-plan means you agree to purchase a property before the property is built or sometimes before construction has even started.

Our policy notes:

Family Building Society can potentially consider an application for a new build purchase 'off plan'

Last updated:

11 September 2020

New Build Warranty: AEDIS

Our standard acceptability

Not Acceptable

Criteria definition:

Indicates if AEDIS is an acceptable new build warranty to us on new build properties.

Our policy notes:

This is not acceptable.

Last updated:

17 July 2017

New Build Warranty: Build Assure

Our standard acceptability

Acceptable

Criteria definition:

Indicates if Build Assure is an acceptable new build warranty to us on new build properties.

Our policy notes:


This is acceptable.

Last updated:

17 July 2017

New Build Warranty: Building Life Plans

Our standard acceptability

Acceptable

Criteria definition:

Indicates if Building Life Plans is an acceptable new build warranty to us on new build properties.

Our policy notes:

This is acceptable.

Last updated:

17 July 2017

New Build Warranty: Buildzone

Our standard acceptability

Acceptable

Criteria definition:

Indicates if Buildzone is an acceptable new build warranty to us on new build properties.

Our policy notes:

This is acceptable.

Last updated:

17 July 2017

New Build Warranty: Checkmate (Castle 10)

Our standard acceptability

Acceptable

Criteria definition:

Indicates if Checkmate (Castle 10) is an acceptable new build warranty to us on new build properties.

Our policy notes:

This is acceptable. Where outbuildings, such as a detached garage, are included in the construction, an endorsement to include these in the cover is required)

Last updated:

17 July 2017

New Build Warranty: CRL Management Ltd

Our standard acceptability

Acceptable

Criteria definition:

Indicates if CRL Management Ltd is an acceptable new build warranty to us on new build properties.

Our policy notes:

This is acceptable.

Last updated:

17 July 2017

New Build Warranty: Global Home Warranties

Our standard acceptability

Not Acceptable

Criteria definition:

Indicates if Global Home Warranties is an acceptable new build warranty to us on new build properties.

Our policy notes:

This is not acceptable.

Last updated:

17 July 2017

New Build Warranty: ICW

Our standard acceptability

Not Acceptable

Criteria definition:

Indicates if we can potentially accept ICW as an acceptable new build warranty

Our policy notes:

Family Building Society does not accept ICW as an acceptable new build warranty

Last updated:

16 September 2020

New Build Warranty: LABC

Our standard acceptability

Acceptable

Criteria definition:

Indicates if LABC is an acceptable new build warranty to us on new build properties.

Our policy notes:

This is acceptable.

Last updated:

17 July 2017

New Build Warranty: NHBC Guarantee

Our standard acceptability

Acceptable

Criteria definition:

Indicates if NHBC Guarantee is an acceptable new build warranty to us on new build properties.

Our policy notes:

We will accept NHBC guarantees.

Last updated:

03 July 2017

New Build Warranty: Premier Guarantee Scheme

Our standard acceptability

Acceptable

Criteria definition:

Indicates if Premier Guarantee Scheme is an acceptable new build warranty to us on new build properties.

Our policy notes:

This is acceptable.

Last updated:

17 July 2017

New Build Warranty: Professional Consultants Certificate

Our standard acceptability

Not Acceptable

Criteria definition:

Indicates if Professional Consultants Certificate is an acceptable new build warranty to us on new build properties.

Our policy notes:

This is not acceptable.

Last updated:

17 July 2017

New Build Warranty: Protek

Our standard acceptability

Not Acceptable

Criteria definition:

Indicates if Protek is an acceptable new build warranty to us on new build properties.

Our policy notes:

This is not acceptable.

Last updated:

17 July 2017

New Build Warranty: Q Assure Build

Our standard acceptability

Not Acceptable

Criteria definition:

Indicates if Q Assure Build is an acceptable new build warranty to us on new build properties.

Our policy notes:

This is not acceptable.

Last updated:

17 July 2017

New Build Warranty: Zurich Municipal "New Build"

Our standard acceptability

Acceptable

Criteria definition:

Indicates if Zurich Municipal "New Build" is an acceptable new build warranty to us on new build properties.

Our policy notes:

This is acceptable.

Last updated:

17 July 2017

Non Simultaneous Sale and Purchase

Our standard acceptability

Acceptable

Criteria definition:

Indicates if we can potentially accept a situation (on a residential basis) whereby an applicant is not selling their related sale property on the same day as the onward purchase. For example, this situation might arise when there is a deadline on a new build purchase and the sale is not quite ready to complete resulting in a non-simultaneous sale and purchase.

Our policy notes:

We can only accept these where the applicants have sufficient incomes to service any existing mortgage on their existing property. Any additional borrowing required to fund the deposit on the purchase must be referred.

Last updated:

03 July 2017

Number of credit reference agencies used

Our standard acceptability

1

Criteria definition:

Indicates the number of credit reference agencies we may use during the entire application process. 

Our policy notes:

We currently use Equifax only as our credit search facility.

Last updated:

20 April 2017

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