The process of registering your title to an area of land with the Land Registry, typically handled by a solicitor.
A charged levied by a solicitor to register ownership of an area of land with the Land Registry.
A reference given by a previous landlord, which confirms an applicant's history of payment of rent and previous conduct as a tenant.
A type of ownership in which a person owns a property, but not the land on which it is built. Typically the land will be leased to the owner.
A document held by the Land Registry detailing who had first claim on your property. Typically the owner will have first claim.
Charges paid by a solicitor.
The party, typically a bank, building society or mortgage company, offering the loan.
A charge levied by a lender to cover the costs of arranging a mortgage.
A life insurance policy that pays out a lump sum should the borrower die during the term of a mortgage. Level term refers to the fact that this sum will remain constant throughout the term of the mortgage.
A tracker mortgage that tracks LIBOR.
An insurance policy that pays a lump sum in the event of the death of the policyholder.
See Debt Consolidation
The proportion of the value of the property that the lender is prepared to loan. This can be up to 100%
A check carried out by a purchaser's solicitor to ensure that the prospective property is not subject to any local authority issues such as road or town planning or any enforcement notices.
The fee payable to the Local Authority for conducting a Local Authority Search.
The interest rate at which banks in London buy and sell money from each other.
The typical form of endowment.
An endowment under which the repayments are reduced at the start of the term but increased later on to make up the difference.