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Caz2Caz2 Member Posts: 17 Listener
Hi just to update you all we are still looking for a mortgage but losing hope very fast people are still being discriminative about disability benifits ,what ever happened to everyone deserves a chance 


  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,200 Disability Gamechanger
    I agree but unfortunately that's the case 

    Benefits can be stopped or sanctions applied 

    But currently it is the same for working people who have lost their job 
  • Caz2Caz2 Member Posts: 17 Listener
    Exactly I'm not one to get depressed I normally see the bright side of things but at the moment I just feel like screaming and giving up (and that's not me)
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,484 Disability Gamechanger
    Mortgages and benefits are always a tough one, but there are financial benefits for renting.
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • Caz2Caz2 Member Posts: 17 Listener
    I know but it's finding a place that takes pets as well as benefits and thars not easy especially around where we wanna live
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,690 Disability Gamechanger
    Using DuckDuckGo I looked up 
    mortgage on benefits uk
    And there are a few links to explore on the subject
    Good luck 😉 
  • Caz2Caz2 Member Posts: 17 Listener
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,484 Disability Gamechanger
    @Caz2 have you looked into shared ownership schemes? where you part rent part buy a home.
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,161 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Caz2 - I'm sorry you're still looking for a mortgage. I've no idea if something like the following may help you as an option, but they use a whole market broker (simplyadverse) as @woodbine suggested on your other post. I have no knowledge about this particular broker, & they have a fee of nearly £2k if they find you a mortgage. I don't know if that's similar to other such brokers. See: https://www.finder.com/uk/mortgage-on-benefits    However, the site lists banks/building societies that may be able to help (as well as those that will not).
  • Caz2Caz2 Member Posts: 17 Listener
    Hi woodbine I'm sure I have and found that we didn't qualify but to be honest I've looked at so much at times I don't think I could tell you my name.Chliarieds 2k seams like a lot as a finder fee when most are asking for just 1k I've looked on one website at mortgages for ppl on benefits and have a few numbers to try but I'm not gonna hold my breath,I feel really defeated at the mo.Thanks everyone for your help
  • Caz2Caz2 Member Posts: 17 Listener
    Just to let you know I tried Shelter as was suggested they were very rude and unhelpful, implying that people on benifits shouldn't be looking for a mortgage, this is very upsetting as I'm sure you all know its not everybody's fault that they are on benefits 
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 5,020

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    I'm sorry to hear that they weren't helpful @Caz2

    It's certainly not easy to get a mortgage on benefits, and it can be difficult to rent privately whilst on benefits too. Many people do unfortunately find themselves in a similar situation to you.

    I don't know much about mortgages, but in terms of renting and pet ownership, I've read that some housing associations can be more lenient towards pet ownership than private landlords. Have you looked into whether you could rent from a housing association?

    Since January of this year, there's also been a new standard tenancy agreement in place, which has made it a little easier for pet owners to rent from private landlords in some cases. You can read about that on this gov.uk page.
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  • Caz2Caz2 Member Posts: 17 Listener
    Thank you I will certainly look at cgov,UK  to see about pets and look to see what housing associations  will have pets ad our time is running out ,but due to all the stress my husband has become ill  so things are gonna be slow I will keep everyone up to date if and when I have news 
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