So when my mum died, me and my sister inherited her house. When dealing with her estate, we mentioned to the lawyer that we might think about 'remortgaging' it (I'm not even sure that's the correct term), to get some money to do work to the house. The lawyer said we couldn't get a mortgage on it, but I can't remember what the reason was, so it couldn't have made much sense to me at the time... Does anyone know why we wouldn't be able to take a mortgage out for a part of the value of the house? If that even makes sense...
Phone up a mortgage broker who does free appointments. Quickest easier way to find out.
I know it can sometimes be a bit more difficult to remortgage a home that you aren't living in, are the works essential to renting it out or selling it? If there's no income from it and it's empty I can imagine you might need a bit of a specialist mortgage.
Also has it gone to you as tenants in common rather than joint tenants? Again, might be a little sticking point with mortgages. Before any jumps on me I know you can get a mortgage as a tenant in common! Just my point is multiple owners through tenant in common + empty + needing essential work = not very desirable mortgage prospect.
Is your mums mortgage paid off? If it isn't it will need to be paid before the estate is settled, that may mean the house will have to be sold. Or he may mean that if you and your sister pay the mortgage payments then you won't need to sell but you won't be able to get another mortgage until it's paid off.
The mortgage is paid off and the house is now mine and my sisters. Yeah the work needs done before it's liveable. I have no idea about tenants in common etc. That's never been mentioned. I'm in Scotland, if that makes a difference..
Some houses are effectively unmortgagable. You see them advertised every so often with the words "cash buyer only". It would be because something about the house makes it tricky to sell such as a history of subsidence, flooding or Japanese knotweed.
I'm in scotland. I inherited my mum's house with no mortgage on it. We have taken a mortgage of 25000 out and the house value is 175000. It was so easy to do with TSB. We did have to make sure our name was on the deeds but did that through a lawyer. Again very simple.