Source of deposit: Vendor Gifted

Our standard acceptability


Criteria definition:

Indicates if we accept vendor gifted deposits as an acceptable source of deposit. (NOT builder gifted deposit for new build properties). For example, John is looking to purchase a property an estate agent is selling and the current owner (not related to the buyer) has offered to help with a deposit by way of a gift.

Policy Notes:

A builder’s or vendor’s deposit is acceptable providing the Borrowers are providing a deposit from their own resources of at least 20%. The Valuer will be required to confirm that the valuation is not affected, and the Solicitor should confirm that the purchase price in the legal documentation matches that on the Society’s Mortgage Offer. Lending will be based on the lower of purchase price or valuation.

Criteria categories:
  • deposits
  • Policy

Last updated:

29 August 2018