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£180,000 mortgage repayment example

Written By:
Myles Robinson - Expert Finance Advisor

Posted: Jan 5, 2023

Fact Checked By:
David Nicholson - Finance Editor

How much do I need to earn to get a mortgage of £180 000 in the UK?

Are you unsure if you have the finances to pay for a £180,000 mortgage?

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After you have crunched the numbers, you should be able to get a better idea of the total cost of monthly repayments for a 180k mortgage.

This article will also give you an overview of factors that could affect the amount of deposit that you might need. It will also explain how to access the best mortgage interest rates.

Example repayments you can expect on a £180,000 mortgage

Below is a calculator to calculate the monthly mortgage repayments for a £180,000 mortgage with different interest rates and mortgage terms.


What are the monthly repayments on a £180,000 mortgage in the UK?

The term (or the time period over which your mortgage loan is paid) plays a vital role in setting the monthly mortgage repayment for your £180,000 mortgage.

This is because a more extended term allows for more time to spread the mortgage repayment out so that each payment is smaller.

Assuming a 2.2% interest rate, a £180k mortgage for 30 years will result in a monthly payment of around £665, while a similar loan amount spread over 5 years would be significantly higher at £3,155.

The borrower’s age is a major factor in determining the length of the mortgage term. If you are still far from retirement, you will usually be able to extend your mortgage for a longer term than someone nearing it.

There is a tradeoff here, as a longer mortgage term could mean paying more interest over your lifetime.

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How much income do I need to get a £180,000 mortgage?

Again, this will depend on your particular circumstances, such as your employment type and age. These factors also affect the interest payments and products you could get mortgage approval for.

It’s important to note that mortgage lenders lend around 4, sometimes even 4.5 times your income (or household income if it’s a joint application).

However, this will depend on market conditions, lender policies, and your personal circumstances, such as your employment type and age.

Other mortgage lenders limit their lending to x5 of the borrower’s income, while a minority can get up to x6 under certain circumstances.

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What is the minimum deposit required for a £180,000 mortgage?

The amount of deposit you will pay for £180k depends on many factors, including the policy of the lender and your personal circumstances such as your credit history and whether you have any property.

It will be affected by your priorities. A higher deposit will mean you will own more of the property, which in turn will result in lower monthly payments and a lower interest rate.

What does the loan-to-value (LTV), have to do with payments on a £180,000 mortgage

The loan-to-value ratio (LTV) is the ratio of your property’s equity to the amount you plan to borrow. If you buy a house worth £180k and deposit a 10% deposit of £18,000 to secure it, then you will own 10% of the property. You can borrow £162,000 to get this LTV ratio of 90%.

A mortgage lender may offer a loan-to-value of up to 85% when you search for a mortgage.

They require a deposit of at least 15%, but others will offer a loan-to-value up to 95% (i.e. A £180,000 loan with a minimum deposit of £9,000 would be acceptable (95% LTV), however, you can expect to pay between 15% and £27,000 depending upon your risk profile.

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How much is a £180 000 mortgage a month in the UK?

Our mortgage repayment calculator is available to give you rates that you can expect to pay on this mortgage amount. It can be used to calculate your repayments for a £180k mortgage.

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What are the interest-only payments on £180,000?

This amount is usually easier to calculate because you already know the interest rate.

The monthly figures should also be consistent regardless of the term’s length. Refer to the table above for examples of monthly interest-only payments on £180k at typical rates.

How can I get an interest-only mortgage for £180,000?

Lenders often have stricter requirements for interest-only mortgages. You may need to deposit a larger amount for a £180k interest-only mortgage than for a comparable repayment product.

While most lenders require a deposit of at least 25% (75% LTV), others may require a deposit up to 80% LTV. In some cases, fewer can reach 85%.

The lender will also require proof that you have a viable loan repayment vehicle to repay the loan at the end.

Interest-only mortgages have their pros and cons. While some borrowers like the low monthly payments associated with interest-only, other borrowers prefer the security of knowing that each repayment will reduce the loan’s size.

Your personal preference and your circumstances will determine the decision.

If I am self-employed, can I get a £180,000 loan?

There are a few caveats to the simple answer: “Yes” Many self-employed customers, contractors, and freelancers contact us to find a lender. Because many people still consider these types of work as ‘nonstandard’, it can be more difficult for them to get favourable rates.

The application process may be more complex than you might think. Some lenders require three years of accounts. A growing number will also accept two years. Some may even grant your mortgage based on one year’s books.

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What are the other factors that can impact a £180k loan application?

Your £180,000 mortgage application may be affected by other factors. These are some of the issues you should consider:

  • Age:
    Lenders have a cap on their maximum age at 75. Some lenders limit it to 85. However, some will lend to pensioners of any age with standard mortgage products as long as they are confident that the repayments will be met. You will need to consider a product geared toward older borrowers , such as a lifetime mortgage.
  • Income type
    Mortgage lenders are more comfortable with borrowers who have regular PAYE incomes because it is easier to predict their future income. It may be easier to obtain the best rates if your salary is based on your employment. There is a growing market for self-employed mortgages. As long as you have sufficient income over a period between 2 and 3 years, you will be able to find the right product.
  • Property type
    Do you want to buy a house of standard construction or one with unique features like a thatched roof or timber frame? These’nonstandard’ features can make it more difficult to sell a property, making them riskier for lenders. They are, therefore, more difficult to get a mortgage for. You might also find lenders refusing your application or insisting on a lower LTV.
  • Second and subsequent properties
    Lenders will likely view you as a greater risk if you are a homeowner already and want to increase your portfolio by buying a second or buy-to-let home. Expect higher rates, lower LTVs, and stricter criteria.

Can I get a secured or second charge of £180,000?

Secured loans, also known as second-charge mortgages, are a way to borrow large amounts against an existing property without having to resort to equity release or other options such as bank loans.

If you are a homeowner, this type of borrowing is easy to get. The interest rates are also lower than an unsecured loan. They are riskier for the borrower than the lender because your property is used to secure the loan.

We can connect you with an advisor with extensive experience in this field if you want to take out a second mortgage with a charge of £180k.

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Can I get a £180,000 buy-to-let mortgage?

Customers often ask us if they qualify for a £180k mortgage.

BTL mortgages are available from most lenders, provided that you meet certain criteria. However, the deposit requirements will be more stringent and you can expect higher interest rates if approved.

Although monthly repayments for a £180,000 BTL loan may be lower than expected, they are often set up on an interest-only basis.

Affordability is a measure of how affordable property is.

This is based on the viability and investment potential. Whether the rental income projected will be sufficient to cover mortgage repayments.

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