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Mortgages Tariffs and Fees


Buckinghamshire Building Society was closely involved in the mortgage industry’s initiative with the Council of Mortgage Lenders and Which? to ensure our fees and charges are easy for you to understand.

Our tariff of charges fully reflects the initiative’s good practice principles.

Effective 1st January 2019

WHEN YOU WILL PAY THIS CHARGE - Before your first monthly payment - these are the fees and charges you may have to pay before we transfer our mortgage funds.
Name of charge What the charge is for Fee

Application Fee

Assessing and processing your application (even if your application is unsuccessful or you withdraw it).

Varies by product

Funds transfer fee

Electronically transferring the mortgage funds to you or your solicitor.  


Legal fees  

You will normally instruct a solicitor to act on your behalf in connection with your home purchase transaction. You may be required to pay their legal fees and costs as part of their work on your behalf. These fees/costs are normally charged by the solicitor, directly to you unless we tell you that we will contribute to the legal costs as part of your product deal.

Fees vary depending on the solicitor 

Product fee

This is charged on some mortgages as part of the deal. It can be paid upfront or added to the total mortgage amount. If you add it to your mortgage, you’ll pay interest on it at the same rate as the rest of your borrowing. It might be a flat fee, or a percentage of the loan amount. The actual fee varies by product and can be seen in your Mortgage Offer.

Varies by product

Further Advance fee

Charged if you require a further advance on your existing mortgage.

Varies from a minimum of £100

Valuation fee

The lender’s valuation report, which is used to calculate how much it will lend  you. This is separate from any valuation or survey of the property you might want to commission.

There are other homebuyers or structural survey options available to you at a cost and there may be different approaches in different parts of the UK.

For values above £2m contact the Society separately.

Valuation fees are inclusive of VAT.

Some of our remortgages offer free drive by valuations. This will be detailed in the product guide.



Valuation Fee Scale at Cost

Purchase Price / Estimated Value Not Exceeding

Fee (VAT inc.)











































Over £2,000,000



Re-inspection fee

If your mortgage is released in stages, this covers the new valuation we need to do after the work is carried out. A re-inspection may also be required where the valuation expires and needs to be updated. Fees may vary for different products.  Standard fee £77

If you ask us for extra documentation and / or services beyond the standard management of your account, these charges will apply:

Name of charge

What the charge is for


Duplicate / interim mortgage statement fee

Requesting a copy of a previous mortgage statement or an interim statement of your account as it stands. It might be paid by you or another lender.


Request for legal documentation fee

Any original documents relating to your mortgage, e.g. title deeds that you ask for.


Request for certificate of interest paid (for each year) fee

Requesting a certificate of interest paid or another copy.


Deed of transfer fee

This fee is charged to cover our costs for reviewing and approving the deed and any change to the terms of your mortgage.
You will also be liable for solicitor’s costs.
 £100+ solictor's fee

Mortgage Questionnaire fee 

This fee covers our administrative costs for completing any mortgage questionnaire submitted by a second or subsequent lender.  £75

Consent fee

This fee covers our administrative costs for agreeing consent requested by a second or subsequent lender. £25

If you change your mortgage -  if you change to a new mortgage product some of the “before your first monthly payment” charges  may also apply.

Name of charge

  What the charge is for


Early Repayment Charge

You may have to pay this if:

• You overpay more than your mortgage terms allow;
• You switch mortgage product or lender during a special rate period (e.g. while you’re on a fixed interest rate).
The actual fee varies by product and is detailed in the illustration.

Varies by product

Change of guarantor fee

Some mortgages have a guarantor or guarantors with a legal responsibility to cover your payment if you miss any instalments. This charge applies if you change a guarantor’s details.


Change of term fee

Extending or reducing the remaining term of your mortgage. 


Change of repayment method fee

Transferring all or part of your mortgage from a repayment to an interest-only basis. 


Partial release of property fee

This is payable if you want to remove part of the property or land from the mortgage. It covers administration costs, including sealing the relevant legal deed and issuing letters of consent.


Change of parties fee

This is the administrative costs of adding or removing someone (a “party”) to / from the mortgage.


Consent to let fee

If you want to let your property but don’t have a buy-to-let mortgage, you’ll pay this for each “consent to let” agreement, where we agree to you letting out your property for a set period within your existing owner-occupier mortgage. 


Giving you a reference

This fee is charged if another lender asks us for a mortgage reference, such as how you have managed your mortgage account with us.  We will only supply this if you have given us permission.


Charges that apply if you are unable to pay your mortgage:

These are the most common charges you may have to pay if you fail to keep up with your mortgage payments. Some charges, for example those covering unpaid / returned direct debits or cheques, occur at the early stages of your inability to pay (arrears). Other charges, for example, relating to our repossession of the property, may apply later in the process and will be dependent on your circumstances. 

Name of charge

 What the charge is for 


Unpaid cheque or unpaid / returned direct debit

Payable when your nominated bank rejects a direct debit collection, or your payment by cheque is returned unpaid by your bank.



Arrears fees

You may be charged an arrears fee on a monthly basis, or when specific events happen in the management of your account when you are in arrears.

This covers charges in respect of your account if you fall behind with your payments. 

Refer to lender

 Ending your mortgage term:


Name of charge

 What the charge is for


Early Repayment Charge

You may be charged this if you repay your mortgage in full before the mortgage term ends.  The actual fee varies by product and is detailed in the illustration.

Refer to lender

Mortgage exit fee

You may have to pay this if:

  • Your mortgage term comes to an end;
  • You transfer the loan to another lender; or transfer borrowing from one property to another.

This is payable either at the end of the mortgage term, or before the end of your mortgage term if you transfer the loan to another lender or another property (known as “redemption”).

You may be charged a separate fee by your solicitor or licensed or qualified conveyancer for their work relating to redemption of the mortgage and discharge of the security. 


Closed / redeemed mortgage statement

You may be charged a separate fee for a final mortgage statement when your mortgage has been redeemed.