Mortgage Terms D


It is provided for information only.

A to Z of mortgage terms

Daily interest

Interest is calculated on the balance outstanding each day. So, when you make a payment, interest is calculated on the new balance straightaway. This is usually better than annual interest.

Defective title policy
Is an insurance policy taken out where a defect in the title to the property has been discovered. Where a defect has been discovered, C&G would insist on the policy to protect our security.

Two deposits may be payable by the buyer:
1. A reservation charge. The buyer pays this as a sign of commitment when they initially agree to buy the property.
2. The deposit. A percentage of the price of the property, paid when contracts are exchanged.

Drawdown date
Drawdown is the date when the mortgage starts.

Drawdown deadline
Some mortgage funds are available for a limited period only and usually these mortgages must start by a certain date – the drawdown deadline.