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Mortgages & Maintenance

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31 Jul 12 #346511 by philmo
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Hi, I currently pay £645 pm spousal maintenance plus about £420 child maintenance and will do so for the next 5 years. I''m now looking to get a mortgage - does anyone know if a lender reduces this off my income for calculating the maximum loan I can take out?

Thanks for your help.

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31 Jul 12 #346517 by WYSPECIAL
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Yes you will find the majority do. Worth shopping around though as different lenders have different criteria.

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31 Jul 12 #346519 by philmo
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Hi - thanks for the advice - any idea which ones don''t?

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01 Aug 12 #346540 by cookie2
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Most lenders will ask you about all income and outgoings, and will probably want to see bank statements too. I very much doubt you''ll find one that doesn''t take this into account.

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