First Time Buyer

We specialise in Mortgage Advice for Subcontractors paid via the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)

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Top tips for first time buyer contractors

First time buyers make up a vital sector in the housing market, however from out experience CIS Subcontractors who are also First Time Buyers struggle the most to find the right mortgage for their circumstances. This is often because mortgage lenders do not accept gross earnings paid for the CIS Scheme as a valid income for mortgage lending purposes.
CISMortgage Advice helps sub contractors to successfully take their first step onto the property ladder, and our expert mortgage advisers will be able to guide you through what can, at first, seem to be a daunting process – and help you get the maximum loan possible.

Here’s a few hints to set you up for success.

Financial Support

As a first-time buyer (or owner of a single property) you could be eligible for help under the Government’s Help to Buy Scheme, which also runs in Scotland.

It boosts what you can afford, as the government lends you up to 20% (40% in London) of the cost of a newly-built home. So you only need a 5% cash deposit, and a mortgage to cover the outstanding 75% of the purchase price.

There are conditions around the loan, but it can be very beneficial.

There are also similar schemes, such as First Steps London, Right to Buy and Shared Equity Schemes.

Types of mortgage

When you consider what type of mortgage you want, think ahead.

A variable rate mortgage can appear cheap today, but interest rates can increase, and even a small rise could impact your monthly budget significantly.

Credit rating

Make yourself attractive to lenders by showing that you have kept up-to-date with payments on all your credit or store cards and any other borrowings. You can check your credit report for free using Experian, or one of the other similar agencies.

If you do have any bad credit, don’t worry, but do tell our mortgage advisor immediately, no matter how minor you think it is.

Deposit

Save for a deposit. Use an ISA to get the annual tax benefits from qualifying exemption on the interest.

We Say Yes To CIS

Less than 1 year self-employed

5% Deposit

Less than 3 years in the UK

High day-rate with low net profit

paul montgomery
paul montgomery
10:15 12 Nov 19
Can’t give nothing but praises and thank you to David and CIS Mortgage’s from very first conversation to being offered a Mortgage he and his company kept me informed of every process and explained in every detail of application and history required with nothing but first rate professionalism throughout I will use him in future and recommend him to anyone in the same difficult situation I was in, as I was given bad advice before this company which gave me the feeling would never get on property ladder now David has dealt with my case will be moving into my first home in couple months thank you again David and CIS team. If you’re in difficult situation or just need advice please just call CIS Mortgage’s.Paul.read more
Becca larkin
Becca larkin
11:19 18 Oct 19
If you are thinking about using CIS mortgage, 100% do it! I can't explain how happy my partner and I are with the service. After seeing a previous mortgage adviser who told us we couldn't get a mortgage, David, within days got us a mortgage. So pleased with the outcome and it was so refreshing to speak to someone who completely understands CIS through and through. Amazing!!!read more
Ruaridh black
Ruaridh black
13:56 24 Aug 19
Went directly to a bank for a mortgage with my cis statements and they didn't even consider giving us the mortgage. Me and my wife were gutted as it was our dream home and one we could start a family in together. Thanks to David here we managed to get a mortgage and got the house we wanted! We are now expecting our our first child and in our dream home! Wouldn't have been possible to get the house/mortgage without them so very appreciative. Fast and professional and would recommend them to anyone who works under the CIS payment scheme and are self employed.read more
P. Jiten
P. Jiten
09:56 17 Aug 19
For CIS self employed people this is the best company in UK. Got mortgage in principle certificate after submitting required documents and mortgage approved in 10 days after submitting file. Hassle free process throughout and any question or query promptly answered. David and Lisa are amazing people to work with.read more
Michelle Perrin
Michelle Perrin
09:28 17 Aug 19
My husband and myself have been dealing with David since our first property purchase in 2012. David has a vast amount of knowledge, has always put us at ease and answered our questions throughout the process. David is great to deal with, always goes above and beyond and we have already recommended him to several of our friends and family, one of which is nearing completion of their first home. Always fantastic service, highly recommend CIS Mortgage Adviceread more
Veronica Grosu
Veronica Grosu
09:36 12 Aug 19
Fantastic service from start to finish. David made it simple and effective for us. We are very happy with the outcome. I would definitely recommend!read more
Rob
Rob
09:23 18 Jul 19
David has been faultless from the beginning and helped me and my girlfriend out loads and without him we would not be moved into the house we are in now. He understands the difficulties of being a CIS worker with mortgages and gives you the best advice he can and is very quick on the ball at getting stuff sorted. My case I appointed him for was more complex than most I would say due to being self employed and having a limited company but he had no trouble with achieving me a great mortgage deal and borrowing amount with the information I gave him. It has been a pleasure to deal with david through buying this property and I shall definitely be using him on any future purchases or remortgages. Nothing was ever to difficult for him and he was always just at the end of the phone when you needed him even after his working hours he went above and beyond by helping me with help to buy also.read more
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Hidden costs

Remember to budget for ‘hidden’ costs too, such as legal fees, building insurance, surveyor’s fees (although in Scotland, it is the seller who has to prepare a Homebuyer’s survey) and removal costs.

After the recent budget, few first time buyers in England and Wales still have to consider Stamp Duty (or Land and Buildings Transaction Tax as it’s known in Scotland, or Land Transaction Tax in Wales) – but we’ll keep you straight.

And of course, don’t forget to factor in furnishings for your new home!

YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE