Ask the Specialist

Capital Fortune are asked to help clients on a daily basis, whether it be with a new purchase, remortgage, buy to let or something more unusual. We typically help clients with non-standard, unusual or complex situations and have created this section to allow you to ask our team of specialists any question you may have. Feel free to browse the list of questions and responses. Please note we provide information only in response to the questions posed and not advice. If you do seek advice then feel free to speak to one of our Advisers by calling 0207 710 0400 or send us an enquiry online and one of our Advisers will call you back.

Ask the Specialist

Mortgage with a Vendor Gifted Deposit

on Tuesday, 25 July 2017 11:48.


Could you assist ne with a vendor gifted deposit? The sale hasn't been agreed but i may be able to get the vendor to gift me a deposit, since the property has been on sale for a while.

Yours faithfully, 


Mortgage When Paid in Chinese Currency

on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 20:00.


I am living in the UK and having two incomes, one is in Sterling from a UK company, other is in Renminbi from a Chinese company, can they be counted as my total income if I apply a residential mortgage for a UK property?

Thanks, Liu

Expat in Singapore

on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 11:05.


I am living In Singapore and need mortgage in UK for UK property. Is this something that you assist with?

Many thanks, Ayyaz


Expat in Malaysia Buying New Build Flat

on Saturday, 25 March 2017 04:50.


Do you provide any buy-to-let mortgages that are based solely on rental income rather than affordability? I'm looking for 60% on a £325K new build completing in August. I'm a UK citizen based in Malaysia.

Hope you can help. 



Mortgage for Concrete Flat

on Monday, 27 February 2017 23:34.


we have been trying to buy our flat but have had difficulty finding a lender as our building is concrete as part of the right to buy scheme.Can I get a mortgage on concrete flat?

Mrs Begum

Expat Returned from Australia

on Tuesday, 28 February 2017 16:13.


I have just returned from 7 years in Australia (returned Nov 2016). We are currently staying with my in-laws. I am purchasing a house for £250,000 and paying cash (problems getting mortgage). I would like to raise a £50,000 mortgage on the property for home improvements etc. I am in full time employment earning £50,000 plus bonus. My DOB is 02/02/1957. Are you able to offer a mortgage?


Previously Bankrupt in Northern Ireland

on Monday, 13 February 2017 17:01.


Do any of the lenders that you work with provide adverse lending for properties in Northern Ireland?

My wife and I declared bankruptcy in February 2014 and were discharged in February 2015. We have money for a deposit but are struggling to find a lender. Many of the companies I have spoken to will not lend to applicants in Northern Ireland. Can you help?


Need to Move from Consent to Lease

on Friday, 10 February 2017 10:50.


I currently have a mortgage with Bank of Scotland on a consent to lease basis. I need to move to a buy to let mortgage. However I am encountering lots of obstacles. Is this something you can help with?

Thanks, Sabah


Ask the Specialist response:

Hi Sabah, 

Thanks for your enquiry.

Capital Fortune assist a number of clients that have had consent to lease with their existing mortgage provider and now need to move to a mortgage lender who are prepared to allow them to let a property in the longer term.

Some mortgage lenders within the market will only lend to experienced landlords and unless you have a current buy to let mortgage they would deem you to be a first time landlord. A lot of clients often tell us that they are also under a lot of duress and pressure by their existing mortgage lender as they undertake the change as well.

If you just wish to obtain an indication on whether we are able to assist you, given your specific circumstances, I'd recommend speaking to one of our Advisers on 02077100400 or send us an enquiry online and one of our Advisers will call you back.

Capital Fortune

Residential Mortgage Having Completed an IVA

on Tuesday, 07 February 2017 20:00.


I have a buy to let mortgage and we are looking to re-mortgage to a residential mortgage to enable us to live in the property. The problem is I have just completed an IVA. My current provider does not do residential mortgages. Will I be able to obtain a high street mortgage?


Property Currently Owned By BVI Company

on Tuesday, 07 February 2017 20:58.


I am a self employed property professional. My main residence was purchased via BVI company and I need to now sell it from the company to my self with a transfer of equity. It is worth £1.2m and I have a mortgage on it for £485,000. I have an excellent credit file. My difficulty is my income. I have reported net profit of £101,365 however this is made up of a capital gain added to my income from selling a london property. I have £20,530 retained profit from a uk Ltd co that can be added. so far underwriters won't take my income into account. Do you have a lender that will take it or base their decision on my bank statements. My future income is good as I have started a new property business with £160,000 going through my bank account.

Many thanks, Barry



Ask the Specialist response:


Thanks for your email.

Although it is not unusual for us to have assisted clients who have owned properties via a company in the British Virgin Islands, your circumstances may be challenging.

Typically, we tend to find that although self employed property professionals declare their tax position, we can only utilise the net profits from the company rather than any capital gains for mortgage affordability purposes. My greatest fear is that the only tax forms we can use one's income from will be an SA302 rather than SA105 or SA108s which we sometimes find property developers use.

It may be worth giving a call to one of our advisers on 020 77 100 400 if you are able to meet the above criteria and one of our specialist advisers will be able to outline what you may or may not be able to achieve.

Capital Fortune