Updated November 2016
There are a multitude of fees when it comes to remortgaging so it's crucial to know the costs to work out if it's worth it.
This guide explains what fees and charges you'll need to factor in when remortgaging. Some won't apply to you, but we've listed them in a timeline of what you'll have to pay, when, and to whom so you can get a rough idea of how much you'll have to pay.
Costs for leaving your current deal
Early repayment charge To your existing lender
An early repayment charge is a penalty applied if you repay your mortgage (or overpay more than is allowed) during a tie-in period. This is typically the length of time you are on an initial deal, eg, fixed for two years.
Exit fee To your existing lender
Also called a 'deeds release fee' or an 'admin charge', this is to pay for your current lender to forward on your title deeds to your solicitor.
Costs for getting your new deal
Mortgage fees To your new lender
Most products have at least one mortgage fee, if not two - the mortgage booking fee and the mortgage arrangement fee. Here's how they work:
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Valuation fee To your new lender
The good news here is that most remortgage packages give you this for free. If it's not paid for you, expect to pay around £300-£400.
Conveyancing fee To your solicitor
Legal work is required to remove the original lender's interest from the property and register the new lender.
Broker fee To your broker
If you’re using a broker, it may charge you a fee. But there are brokers who are fee-free, and it's worth using one to save yourself money.
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Your new mortgage repayments To your lender
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