Sole Trader Mortgage

Working for yourself can be hard, the last thing you need is to have to search around for a good mortgage deal. Simply, complete the quick form below and an experienced Sole Trader expert will call you and walk you through the process.

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What type of mortgage do you require?

What is the property value?


How much are you looking to borrow


How soon are you looking to buy?

What is your full name?

What is your email address?

What is your mobile number?

What is your postcode?

Please select your address

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What is your title?

What is your full name?

What is your email address?

What is your date of birth?

Are you a UK resident?

What is your marital status?

Do you have any dependents under the age of 18?

What is your mobile number?

What is your postcode?

Please select your address

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What is your employment status?

What type of employment are you in?

How long have you been in this employment?

What is your annual salary?


Do you have any other income from this employment?

— Overtime, bonus', allowances etc

Please describe where this income comes from

What type of company do you have?

How many years of accounts do you have?

What type of employment are you in?

How long have you been in this employment?

What is your annual salary?


Do you have any other income from this employment?

— Overtime, bonus', allowances etc

Do you have any other income at all?

— Including income from benefits, investments, rental income etc

Please describe where this income as best as you can

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Do you have any adverse credit?

— Things like late payments, CCJ's, arrears, IVAs, bankruptcys etc

How many issues have you had?

What type of issues have you had?

—You can select more than one

Have you been declined by any mortgage lenders recently?

Have you ever taken out a Payday loan?

Are there any notes you'd like to add?

—The more details you provide, the more specialist help we'll be able to provide

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The number of people in self employment has risen sharply in recent years. As the number of self-employed borrowers has grown, so has the difficulty in getting a mortgage offer.

We’re not going to lie to you, there are a few hoops to jump through if you want to get onto the property ladder. It’s important to get all of your ducks in a row before you begin looking for the right mortgage. But don’t worry, all the planning will pay off.


What counts as being self-employed?

Lenders may class you as self-employed if you own around 25% of a business or more.

If you are in a partnership or are a sole trader, your lender will view you as being self-employed.


If I’m self-employed, can I definitely get a mortgage?

Yes, but you’ll need to meet the following criteria first.

Typically you will need to have at least two years’ worth of accounts or self-assessment tax returns available to show to your lender. In some cases, you might need to provide up to three years’ worth.

You may find that some lenders are stricter than others, too. Some might want to see a projection of your future earnings in the form of upcoming contracts, while others will be happy with just one year’s worth of accounts.

As a general rule, lenders are simply looking for evidence of reliable earnings and regular records of your income. Crucially, they need to be confident that you can sustain your current level of income in the years to come.


What can I do to win over mortgage lenders if I’m self-employed?

There are plenty of things that you can do to make yourself look more attractive to lenders. Here’s what we’d suggest if you’re planning to make that first step onto the property ladder.

  • Employ a chartered or certified accountant. Most lenders will insist that your accounts are prepared by an accountant. There is also the added bonus that you won’t have to do your own accounts anymore!
  • Avoid spending on “red flags”. Things like online gambling websites and payday loan companies are big red flags for most lenders. Steer clear of these.
  • Enlist the help of a mortgage broker. This is one of the best things you can do when you are self-employed and looking for a mortgage. A broker will be able to point you in the direction of the lenders that are most likely to give you a good rate, saving you a lot of time and money.


I’m ready to apply for a mortgage. What should I do next?

Now that you fit all of the criteria above, it’s time to start looking for a mortgage.

If you’re self-employed and ready to buy your first home, you probably have a tonne of questions. Get in touch and we can walk you through the process, helping to find the right lender for you. Alternatively, complete our simple application form here and we’ll be in touch.

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