Joint mortgages 'less stressful'
Joint mortgages can help first-time buyers looking to get onto the
property ladder, it has been claimed.
Recent statistics from Scottish Widows reveal that 44 per cent of
graduates who graduated in the last ten years are on the property
ladder and 72 per cent have pooled their resources with a friend or
According to Nationwide, a joint mortgage represents a "less
stressful" way of getting started.
But borrowers should make sure they are entering the mortgage with
a responsible person, as both people must meet their payments every
A spokesperson said: "Everyone named on the mortgage is responsible
for ensuring the mortgage gets paid, regardless of whether this is
split between a number of people. Nationwide does not offer and
protection aimed at joint mortgage holders."
The figures from Scottish Widows also indicate that 69 per cent of
borrowers would not be able to manage a mortgage on their
"A joint mortgage is just one of a number of options for first-time
buyers who are struggling to get on the housing market," the