Residential Mortgages

At SMH Residential Mortgages, we offer an all-round mortgage advisory and protection service for a wide range of mortgage requirements.

As an independent mortgage advisory firm, we provide an efficient, professional and honest service to our clients, helping to ensure that not only are you getting the most appropriate mortgage, but you also take into consideration the bigger picture when it comes to protecting and securing your mortgage against unforeseen circumstances.

We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which means we have access to the whole of the market, and are not restricted to using specific lenders. This means our clients will always get the most suitable mortgage deal for their specific requirements.

We can help you with the following:

  • Residential Mortgages
  • Re-mortgaging
  • First Time Buyer Mortgages
  • Home-mover Mortgages
  • Buy To Lets
  • Additional Borrowing
  • Protection
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax

Protection

A mortgage, for the majority of people, is the biggest financial commitment that you will have in your lifetime so making sure that this is protected will give you the added peace of mind that you and your family are financially secure should anything happen.

As part of the mortgage process, SMH Residential Mortgages can assess your individual circumstances and make sure you have the right cover in place for you and your family.

We can provide advice on cover on the following:

  • Life Cover
  • Critical Illness Cover
  • Income Protection

Stamp Duty Holiday 

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the stamp duty holiday in his summer statement as part of the economic response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The changes to stamp duty are designed to support the housing sector through the crisis.

The stamp duty holiday came into immediate effect on 8th July 2020 and is set to end on 31st March 2021.

The higher rates from 8 July 2020 to 31 March 2021

Purchase price Rate
up to £500,000 3%
over £500,000 to £925,000 8%
over £925,000 to £1.5 million 13%
over £1.5 million 15%

From 1 April 2021 changes apply to individuals purchasing a residential property in England, Wales and Northern Ireland who, at the end of the day of the transaction, own two or more residential properties and are not replacing a main residence.

The higher rates from 1 April 2021

These rates also apply if you bought a property before 8 July 2020.

Purchase price Rate
up to £125,000 3%
over £125,000 to £250,000 5%
over £250,000 to £925,000 8%
over £925,000 to £1.5 million 13%
over £1.5 million 15%
SMH Residential Mortgages is a trading entity of SMH Finance LLP and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

SMH Finance LLP is entered on the Financial Services Register https://register.fca.org.uk/ under reference 840234.

Commercial buy to let mortgages are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

As a mortgage is secured against your home or property it could be repossessed if you do not keep up with the mortgage payments.

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If you are interested in any of our group services and looking to speak with one our in-house experts please fill out our enquiry form below. One of our team will aim to get back to you as soon as possible at a time that suits you.

01142 664432 [email protected]

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