Asked by: Dei Engelbert
asked in category: General Last Updated: 9th June, 2020

What if house valuation is less than offer?

If the mortgage valuation is lower than your offer price then it can affect your finance. This is because the amount you can borrow is usually based on a percentage of the property value. If your lender will still agree the mortgage you are likely to pay a higher interest rate, making the loan more expensive.

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Likewise, people ask, what happens if a property is down valued?

A 'down valuation' is when a surveyor hired by the mortgage provider decides that the value of a property is at least £10,000 less than the agreed price. If the buyer can't persuade the seller to lower their price, this can result in the house sale falling through.

are surveyors valuations accurate? Unfortunately, as many homebuyers believe the mortgage valuation is a survey conducted for their benefit, fewer than one in five take out a Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Home Buyer report. Determining an accurate valuation of the property is an important part of this commitment.

Similarly, what happens if bank valuation is lower than purchase price?

There is a risk that property values in the area may change over the construction period. If they do, the bank valuation may be lower than your purchase price. This situation may result in a bank valuation that's less than the purchase price.

How common are down valuations?

According to some statistics, the number of “down-valuations” occurring is on the increase – with up to one in five properties being purchased with a mortgage currently being subject to a “down-valuation”. To understand why this may be, it's important to understand the property valuation process.

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