How much can i borrow

What is your total deposit between you and your Mortgage Buddies? Don't forget to keep some behind for the stamp duty and legal fees.
If you are buying with 3 or 4 people, take the salary of the 2 highest earners as this is the maximum mortgage lenders allow.
Multiples vary depending on your circumstances and the mortgage lender. Use an average of 4, however it could be higher or lower than this.

How Much Can I Borrow Calculator

Our How Much Can I Borrow Calculator is designed to answer one of the first questions a prospective home buyer must normally ask.

Finding out what the largest mortgage you are likely to be granted will, along with knowing what your total deposit is, determine what the maximum price you can spend on a property will be.

You will also want to know what your deposit is as a percentage of the whole (mortgage and deposit) sum. This can be useful, for example, if you have limited deposit sums but need to know that you can reach the 5% threshold for qualifying for Help to Buy .

If you have any queries regarding the How Much Can I Borrow Calculator, just call us on 0207 112 5388.

There are only three fields to fill in:

These are:

1. How much combined deposit do you have?

2. What is the total salary of the 2 highest earners in your household?

3. What multiple is your lender offering?

The first question allows for you adding deposit funds from one or more people if you are intending to buy jointly, whether as joint tenants or tenants in common.

The second question determines what a lender calls your household income.

You get the answer to the third question from a lender. But we strongly suggest that, if you have not yet approached a lender, the default number to use is 4.

This, multiplied by the answer to third question, gives the maximum mortgage you are likely to get, subject to you meeting a lender's other conditions. These can be quite stringent: as a rule of thumb, a lender will not normally lend more than 4x household income, although there are exceptions.

What next?

You are now armed with:

1. An estimate of your maximum mortgage
2. The property prices you should look for
3. Your deposit %age and the loan to value %age (which together add up to 100%)

You can now look for properties and mortgage products which fit these parameters.

If you find both, congratulations from us and please contact us - we can help you with all aspects of your home move!

If you have any queries about how to maximise your chances of buying a house, just call 0207 112 5388 or email us at