How long does it take to get a mortgage?
This can be done in principle in a matter of days if everything is straightforward. It can take longer if your application is more complex. This would be the case if you are self-employed or you are buying with another person.
Although it often takes less time, plan for the application to take up to 6 weeks to get a mortgage approved in principle. This means you are ready to move with a mortgaged offer as soon as you have found your new home