Decision in Principle
Before applying for a mortgage, and often before making an offer on a property, you’ll need a Decision in Principle (DIP). This is also known as an Agreement in Principle (AIP) or a Lending Certificate. It confirms that lenders would be prepared to accept a mortgage application of you up to a certain amount.
Getting a DIP involves a credit check, and getting numerous credit checks can adversely affect your credit score. So if you’d like to know how much your monthly payment might be before getting a DIP, you could use our Mortgage Calculator first.
This is what a Decision in Principle takes into account:
- Whether you can afford the amount you’re looking to borrow, based on your income and outgoings as well as other factors
- Your credit score, based on a credit check carried out during the DIP application
- The lenders underwriting criteria, so we remain, responsible lenders,
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