Mortgage Charges

The Hanley Economic Building Society is closely involved in the mortgage industry’s initiative with the Council of Mortgage Lenders and Which? to make our fees and charges easy for you to understand. Our tariff of charges fully reflects the initiative’s good practice principles. The same document is being used across the industry to help customers compare mortgages. When looking at the fees other firms charge, you may notice some that don’t appear in our tariff (below). This means we don’t charge you these fees.

 

When you will pay this charge Name of charge What the charge is for How much is the charge?
Before your first monthly payment

These are the fees and charges you may have to pay before we transfer your mortgage funds.

Account fee Creating and managing your mortgage account. This might also include closing your mortgage account when your mortgage ends – the product details for your mortgage will tell you if this is the case. Please refer to the individual Product Sheet
Application fee Assessing and processing your application (even if your application is unsuccessful or you withdraw it). Please refer to the individual Product Sheet
Funds transfer fee Electronically transferring the mortgage funds to you or your solicitor. £35
Legal fee You will normally instruct a solicitor to act on your behalf in connection with your home purchase transaction. You may be required to pay their legal fees and costs as part of their work on your behalf. These fees/costs are normally charged by the solicitor, directly to you unless we tell you that we will contribute to the legal costs as part of your product deal. Please refer to your solicitor
Product fee This is charged on some mortgages as part of the deal. It can be paid up-front or added to the total mortgage amount. If you add it to your mortgage, you’ll pay interest on it at the same rate as the rest of your borrowing. It might be a flat fee, or a percentage of the loan amount. Please refer to the individual Product Sheet
Re-inspection fee If your mortgage is released in stages and you’re using it to renovate your home, this covers the new valuation we need to do after the work’s carried out. Please refer to our Residential Valuation Fee Scale
Valuation fee The lender’s valuation report, which is used to calculate how much it will lend to you. This is separate from any valuation or survey of the property you might want to commission. Please refer to our Residential Valuation Fee Scale
Revised Mortgage Offer This fee will be charged if you request a change after we have issued the mortgage offer. £60
If you ask us for extra documentation and / or services beyond the standard management of your account. Duplicate/interim interest statement fee Requesting a copy of previous mortgage statement or an interim statement of your account as it stands. It might be paid by you or another lender. £12
Request for legal documentation fee Any original documents relating to your mortgage, e.g. title deeds that you ask for. £21
Duplicate request for certificate of interest paid (for each year) fee Requesting a copy of previously issued certificate of interest paid. £17
Request for redemption figure One redemption statement will be supplied free of charge. If another statement is requested within 12 months a charge will be made for supplying the statement. £24
If you change your mortgage

NB If you change to a new mortgage product, before your first monthly fees may also apply at this time

Early repayment charge (changing your mortgage) You may pay this if:

· You overpay more than your mortgage term allows;

· You switch mortgage product or lender during a special rate priod (e.g. while you’re on a fixed or tracker interest rate)

Please refer to your individual Mortgage Offer
Change of repayment method fee Transferring all or part of your mortgage from a repayment to an interest-only basis. £57 unless done as a temporary forbearance measure
Partial release of property fee Payable if you want to remove part of the property or land from the mortgage. It covers administration costs, including sealing the relevant legal deed and issuing letters of consent. £60
Change of parties administration fee Our administrative costs of adding or removing someone (a ‘party’) from the mortgage. £92
Consent to let fee If you want to let your property but don’t have a buy-to-let mortgage, you’ll pay this for each ‘consent to let’ agreement, where we agree to you letting out your property for a set period within your existing owner-occupier mortgage. £100
Giving you a reference Charged if another lender asks us for a mortgage reference, such as how you have managed your mortgage account with us. We will only supply this if you have given us permission. £25
If you are unable to pay your mortgage

These are the most common charges you may have to pay if you fail to keep up with your mortgage payments. Some charges, for example, those covering unpaid / returned direct debits or cheques, occur at the early stages of your inability to pay (arrears). Other charges, for example, relating to our repossession of the property, may apply later in the process and will be dependant on your circumstances.

Unpaid / returned direct debit or cheque Payable when your nominated bank rejects a direct debit collection or your payment by cheque is returned unpaid by your bank. £19 DD

£15 Cheque

Arrears fee Charges may be applied in respect of your account if you fall behind with your payments. £21
Serious Arrears This administration fee is applicable where solicitors are involved in serious arrears cases. £125
Unpaid Ground Rent A charge will be made for collecting unpaid Ground Rent. If your property is Leasehold we need to manage outstanding ground rent or service charges. This fee covers the cost of communication to you and your landlord. In addition, if the ground rent remains unpaid we will debit your mortgage account to pay the outstanding amount. £40
Ending your mortgage term Early repayment charge (ending your mortgage) You may be charged this if you repay your mortgage in full before the mortgage term ends. Please refer to your individual Mortgage Offer
Mortgage exit fee You may have to pay this if:

· Your mortgage term comes to an end;

· You transfer the loan to another lender; or

· Transfer borrowing from one property to another.

This is payable either at the end of the mortgage term, or before the end of your mortgage term if you transfer the loan to another lender or another property (known as a ‘redemption’).

You may be charged a separate fee by your solicitor or licensed qualified conveyancer for their work relating to redemption of the mortgage and discharge of security.

£95
Accessing Your Data Data Protection Act A charge will be made for access to data under the Data Protection Act £10