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11 MAY, 2020

If you are in need of a big amount on an urgent basis, it is advised to apply for a loan against property. Getting a loan against property is quite easy, considering the fact that the loan is given against property as collateral.

The amount of loan provided will depend on the value of the property along with the income and repayment capacity of the borrower. But you must be careful before you apply for a property mortgage loan. Certain rules must be followed so that property mortgage loan does not later become a burden.

Here is a list of things you must follow:

  • Calculate the loan amount as per your financial capability

Through loan against property, a large amount of loan can be sanctioned quite easily. Usually, banks give upto 90% of the property value as loan amount. But repaying the loan is as important as getting a loan.

So before you apply, calculate the EMI you would have to pay every month. Make sure that the EMI does not exceed your financial capacity, which is 50% of your income. Higher the EMI, lesser the chance for borrowers to retain money for other purposes like rent, insurances, etc. It can also increase the chances of missing the EMI payment.

  • Shorten the loan tenure

It is advised to keep the duration of loan repayment as short as possible. While a long term loan will reduce your EMI amount, you will have to pay a higher interest amount. Certain banks and financial institutions give an option to reduce the loan tenure after a few years.

In such a case, the borrower can reduce the loan tenure by paying the remaining loan amount. This way, the borrower will be able to repay the loan faster and will also pay a lower amount as interest, thus saving money.

  • Pay EMI on time

It is essential to pay EMIs on time, or it will increase the risk of property seizure. Firstly delay in payment of EMIs will lead to penalty fees. Delay of EMI payment will also reduce your credit score rating. Irregular payment of EMIs will lead to piling of interest, creating a financial burden on the borrower.

  • Get insurance in case of a big loan amount

Bigger the loan amount, bigger is the risk. It is impossible to predict the future. If the borrower becomes unemployed or in case of medical emergencies, funds will be required, and it can lead to delayed payment of the EMI.

To avoid such a situation, it is advised to take insurance.

  • Read the loan documents carefully

Before signing for the mortgage loan against property, do make sureyou read the terms and conditions in the loan document. These loan documents are lengthy, and many borrowers tend to skip it, which is not good.

Reading the terms and conditions will make you aware of the processing fees, penalties, EMIs, etc. If there is any doubt, you can clear it with your loan agent.




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