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Self employed directors, sole traders and contractors have different income patterns to those with a regular income and this can affect mortgage eligibility.

At The Mansfield, each application is assessed by one of our expert underwriters on a case by case basis. Detailed below are some of the ways we proactively help self employed people to get a mortgage that meets their needs.

All of our residential mortgage products are available to self employed applicants on properties located across England, Wales and Scotland.

To see what types of mortgages are currently available, please feel free to compare mortgages from our range. You can also speak to our sales team on 01623 676345 to find out more.


Limited Company Director & Sole Trader Income

When assessing affordability for limited company directors we will use:

  • 100% of the gross dividend, if a shareholder/director of a limited company
  • 100% of Directors remuneration, if a director of a limited company


For a self employed sole trader or partner, we will use 100% of the net profit when assessing affordability.

Typically we will require 2 years trading accounts as proof of income for self employed directors and sole traders on mortgages up to 95% loan to value. We usually require formal trading accounts, however we will consider HMRC agreed tax assessments instead of, or alongside, trading accounts.


Self Employed Contractors

We will lend up to 80% loan to value subject to a minimum income of £35,000 per annum net of expenses for self employed contractors. Evidence of continuous contracts across a minimum 24 month period is required with the remainder of the current contract being greater than or equal to 6 months at the date of the mortgage approval.


Here’s a selection of our mortgage products in the ranges below or view all mortgages to see everything that we do.



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First Time Buyers

We’re proud to support first time buyers with a flexible approach and a range of mortgages that can help you get your foot on the property ladder.

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Moving Home

We have an individual approach to lending, which means that we can accommodate a wide range of circumstances.

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I want to remortgage

If you are looking to switch from your current mortgage provider, our flexible approach to lending can give you options.

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Shared Ownership

Shared ownership mortgages allow you to buy a share of the property and pay rent on the remaining portion.

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