If you have a mortgage in principle, you can show sellers that it is likely that you can afford the property you want to buy. This could help if you choose between more than one buyer. If you are worried about bad credit, a mortgage could in principle give you an idea if a lender thinks you can afford to pay off your home loan. A mortgage is in principle also known as a policy decision (DIP), agreement-in-principle (AIP) or mortgage promises. This is a statement from a lender that says it will lend you a certain amount before you have completed the purchase of your home. If you are buying a property in Scotland, you must receive one before making an offer. However, it is important to note that it is in principle offered. If you make a formal application for the mortgage itself, the lender has the right to change the details of the agreement or it may decide not to grant you the loan (for example. B if your financial situation has changed). If you leave for a long period between getting a mortgage in principle and applying for a mortgage, you may find that interest rates have changed or that you may find a better offer elsewhere. Our advisors normally receive quickly produced mortgages and submitted applications, so our clients do not have to wait for an appointment through a branch. Lenders will probably conduct credit checks if you are applying for a mortgage in principle.