Equity Partner Mortgages
Equity Partner Mortgages are available to individuals that have ownership stakes in their Law or Accountancy firm and receive a share of profits.
Why is it trickier to get a mortgage being an equity partner?
Securing a mortgage as an Equity Partner can be difficult due to the way some lenders interpret your income. Most mortgage lenders will only consider an application if you have been an Equity Partner for at least two years, as they classify you as being self-employed.
Lenders will normally request two years’ worth of tax returns and then average out the annual earnings before confirming the mortgage available.
You would think that in a profession with such a high earning potential where earnings are typically between £200k – £1.0m per annum that you would be the ideal candidate for a mortgage, however, the modern low cost one size fits all approach to underwriting that many lenders now favour can prove prohibitive.
How Can Jordan Lynch Help?
We understand that in such a high pace and demanding profession your time is important to you, and we are here to relieve that pressure. At Jordan Lynch we have been arranging Equity Partner Mortgages for over 15 years. Our expert advisers have a wealth of knowledge, and the right contacts within the underwriting departments at all the UK’s leading Banks and Building Societies which often enables us to sidestep the set criteria of the lender and secure mortgages for Equity Partners on standard terms.
Additionally, we can arrange mortgages for clients who have only just been made an Equity Partner, or who just have one year’s earnings track record. In the rare instances where we are unable to arrange the required mortgage with a High Street Bank or Building Society our contacts within the Private Banking sector enables us to arrange bespoke mortgage facilities.
What do I need to evidence my income?
To evidence your income for an Equity Partner Mortgage you will need:
- Last 2 years tax calculations and corresponding tax year overviews, or a reference from the Managing Partner / Finance Partner confirming equity stake and last 2 years profit share.
- Three months personal bank statements.
I’ve only just become an Equity Partner, can I get a mortgage?
Many mainstream lenders require you to have been an equity partner for at least 2 years in line with their self-employed lending criteria.
However, the team at Jordan Lynch have access to key decision makers at High St Banks which can often override this requirement, meaning that you will still qualify for a prime interest rate.
In such cases the lender will look at historic earnings prior to becoming an Equity Partner or request a letter from the Managing Partner/Finance Partner providing a projection of first year earnings.