Covid-19 Restrictions

Skipton International remains committed to providing all customers with the highest possible standards of service. During these difficult and challenging times there may be matters outside of our control that result in our UK Buy-To Let mortgage process becoming more protracted than normal.

On Thursday 5th November, England will go into a national lockdown. The impact of this is difficult to predict but please be assured that Skipton International will do all it can to progress UK Buy-To-Let mortgage applications as quickly as practical. However the forthcoming lockdown will result in the following:-

  1. Professional valuations will undoubtedly take longer.  Connells, our Panel Managers, will continue to arrange valuations under existing stringent Covid-19 safety protocols. This remains an issue for the wider valuing/surveying community and is not limited to Connells or Skipton International.
  2. The Stamp Duty Land Tax holiday has resulted in unprecedented levels of activity in the UK property sector. The new lockdown will bring further pressure to Lawyers, Solicitors and the legal profession as a whole, as they struggle to cope with volumes and demand. Again this remains an issue for all lenders and not just Skipton International.

We will do all we can to ensure that property purchases and re-mortgages are progressed as quickly as practical, however the situation in the UK means that our ability to meet certain deadlines will be impacted by matters entirely outside of our control.

We will continue to review matters in the UK and will provide further updates as and when required.

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