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