Repayments on a £80,000 Mortgage

Find out how much interest rate you need to pay per month on a £80,000 mortgage and how much you can extend your mortgage term.

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Pete Mugleston

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Updated: April 2, 2024

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April 2, 2024

The repayments on a £80,000 mortgage will vary depending on your mortgage type. Mortgage repayments are determined by the length of your term, interest rate, and the type of mortgage you get.

A longer term will mean smaller monthly repayments but will result in you paying more overall. The higher the interest rate, the more you’ll pay, while a larger deposit will mean your repayments will be smaller and could lead to you being offered more competitive rates from lenders.

In this article, we’ve put together everything you need to know about what the repayments on a £80,000 mortgage could be, how much income you’ll need to earn, and the deposit amount you’ll need to apply for this mortgage. As well as the factors that might affect how much you pay and why using a mortgage broker can help secure the lending you need with the best interest rates.

How much does an £80,000 mortgage cost per month?

At the time of writing (April 2024) the average monthly repayments on a £80,000 mortgage are £468. This is based on current interest rates being around 5%, a typical mortgage term of 25 years, and opting for a capital repayment mortgage. Based on this, you would repay £140,302 over the mortgage term.

Bear in mind, that if you secure a mortgage with a longer term, you’ll have smaller monthly repayments but pay more over the mortgage term.

Talking to one of the advisors we work with will give you a rough idea of what you might repay. They can help you secure favourable terms and lower repayments than you might get if you try to secure a mortgage by yourself.

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How much do you need to earn to get a £80,000 mortgage?

What you can borrow is based on your salary, with most lenders willing to borrow 4 to 4.5 times your combined annual household income. To qualify for an £80,000 mortgage, you’d need an annual salary of at least £20,000. This is below the average UK salary, currently at £34,900 (April 2024).

You can apply for a joint mortgage with a partner, for example, if you earn below £20,000 — this way your combined earnings can be used for this calculation.

Some lenders offer 5 times or even 6 times your annual salary, but this will depend on your circumstances and whether you meet their often stricter eligibility criteria. For example, most lenders will only borrow 6 times the annual salary to certain professions deemed low risk, such as teachers and nurses.

In these circumstances, it’s best to consult with a broker who can indicate which lenders can offer this and whether you’d likely qualify. For further reference, check out the chart below which illustrates the income you’ll need in more detail.

Income 4x income 4.5x income 5x income 5.5x income 6x income
£20,000 £80,000 £90,000 £100,000 £110,000 £120,000
£22,000 £88,000 £99,000 £110,000 £121,000 £132,000
£24,000 £96,000 £108,000 £120,000 £132,000 £144,000
£26,000 £104,000 £117,000 £130,000 £143,000 £156,000
£28,000 £112,000 £126,000 £140,000 £154,000 £168,000
£30,000 £120,000 £135,000 £150,000 £165,000 £180,000

Bear in mind that if you’re applying for a joint mortgage with one or more other applicants, lenders will usually look at your combined earnings. Limited options are available, usually through a broker, for people who need to borrow up to 6x salary.

The above table is for comparative purposes only. You should talk to your mortgage lender or broker for the most up-to-date information on affordability criteria.

If you’d like to test this for yourself, based on your annual income, take a look at our mortgage affordability calculator below:

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Most lenders would consider letting you borrow

This is based on 4.5 times your household income, the standard calculation used by the majority of mortgage providers. To borrow more than this, you will need to use a mortgage broker to access specialist lenders.

Some lenders would consider letting you borrow

This is based on 5 times your household income, a salary multiple you might struggle to qualify for without the help of a broker. This income multiple is not widely available to customers who are applying directly with a lender.

A minority of lenders would consider letting you borrow

This is based on 6 times your household income, a salary multiple you will struggle to get without a broker. Six-times salary mortgages are usually only available under very specific circumstances.

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How much deposit do you need for a £80,000 mortgage?

Most residential mortgage lenders impose minimum deposit requirements ranging from 5% to 10%. This percentage is based on the property value, not the mortgage amount.

For example, if you were purchasing a property valued at £80,000 (rather than borrowing this exact amount), your minimum deposit would fall within the range of £4,000 to £8,000. Consequently, your mortgage amount would be between £76,000 and £72,000.

Most house prices in the UK are above £100,000, so unless you’re purchasing a house in this price range, you’ll need a larger deposit of 25% or above to have an £80,000 mortgage on a property.

A higher deposit allows you to qualify for more competitive interest rates and reduces your monthly repayments compared to a smaller deposit.

You’ll also need a higher deposit of around 25% if you have issues with bad credit or you’re looking to get a mortgage for a non-standard construction property. Bear in mind, this will limit the choice of lenders available to you.

It’s not impossible to secure a mortgage for £80,000 with no deposit, but it’s uncommon.

For buy-to-let mortgages, most lenders typically require a minimum deposit of 20%. However, an experienced mortgage broker in this field may be able to identify lenders who ask for less.

Bear in mind, that the larger your deposit, the more likely you are to qualify for competitive interest rates. Lenders often reserve their best rates for mortgages with the lowest loan-to-value ratios.

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This means that most mortgage providers will consider your deposit amount to be more than satisfactory, but speaking to a broker is still recommended to ensure you get the best deal.

This means you’re likely to meet the deposit requirements at most lenders, but since many reserve their best rates for those with higher deposits, speaking to a broker is recommended.

Many mainstream mortgage providers would consider this high and be reluctant to lend. Applying through a mortgage broker may be necessary to find a specialist low deposit mortgage lender.

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How to get a £80,000 mortgage

Once you’ve found a property and made some calculations, the next step in your mortgage application should be to speak to a mortgage broker to ensure you get the best rate and deal on your mortgage. Make an enquiry with us and we will match you with the right advisor for free.

They’ll be able to help with:

  • Deposit requirements: A minimum deposit of 5% to 10% will be needed for a £80,000 mortgage, though you may need a bigger deposit of up to 25% depending on your circumstances. For reference, you’ll need a £10,000 deposit for a property valued at £100,000. To save more for a deposit, set up a savings account and put a percentage of your monthly wage, around 10 to 15%, into the account each month.
  • Downloading and optimising your credit reports: It’s important to review your credit history before you apply for a mortgage, checking for any inaccuracies or outdated information that can be removed beforehand.
  • Gathering all the necessary paperwork required for your application: Your broker will be able to guide you through the application process and all the typical documents required – proof of income, at least three months of bank statements, personal ID, proof of address, evidence of deposit, latest P60 form etc.
  • Working out how much you can borrow: You might assume that £80,000 is the maximum you can borrow for a mortgage based on typical lender salary multiplier calculations. However, this might not be the case. A mortgage broker can assess your circumstances and eligibility for better deals from lenders, potentially allowing you to borrow more at better interest rates.
  • Finding the right lender and securing the best deal for you: Your mortgage broker will be able to identify those lenders offering the best interest rate terms available across the whole market. This will save you time and, potentially, some money too.
  • Guiding you through the mortgage process: Applying for a mortgage can be challenging, especially if it’s your first application. The right mortgage broker can assist you with any issues you may encounter along the way, safeguard your interests, and provide support if anything goes wrong.

Example monthly repayments for a £80,000 mortgage

Below are some sample calculations that show how the rate and term impact the monthly payments. All payments in this table are based on an £80,000 mortgage.

For interest-only mortgages, the repayment remains as is regardless of the term. So, for example, the repayment shown for 6% – £400 per month – would be the same if you opted for a 15-year term or a 30-year term as the capital owed doesn’t reduce and is paid off in full at the end using a separate repayment vehicle.

Interest rate 5 Year Term 10 Year Term 15 Year Term 25 Year Term 35 Year Term 40 Year Term Interest-only
2.5% £1420 £754 £533 £359 £286 £263 £167
3% £1437 £772 £552 £379 £308 £286 £200
3.5% £1455 £791 £572 £400 £331 £310 £233
4% £1473 £810 £591 £422 £354 £334 £267
4.5% £1491 £829 £612 £445 £379 £346 £300
5% £1510 £849 £633 £468 £404 £373 £333
5.5% £1,528 £868 £654 £491 £430 £413 £367
6% £1,547 £888 £675 £515 £456 £440 £400

For the purpose of this table, we assume the interest rate stays the same for the full length of the mortgage. Interest rates can change if you decide to remortgage on to a different rate or move from a fixed or discounted deal on to the lender’s standard variable rate (SVR). 

As this table shows, securing a more favourable interest rate can save you a significant amount of money. And extending your term can make monthly payments more affordable, albeit you will pay more interest overall.

With the Bank of England base rate currently at 5.25% (April 2024) and the average mortgage rates between 5%-6% the repayment figures under these columns would be the most realistic at present. However, as the base rate falls in the future mortgage lenders should follow suit and reduce their rates too.

Factors that affect monthly repayments

In addition to those mentioned above – interest rate, loan term, deposit, mortgage type and repayment method – your repayments can also be affected by several other factors indirectly, such as your age and credit history, as these could limit the number of lenders willing to consider your application.

A broker will consider these and match you with the right lender. They also get access to exclusive deals and can negotiate with lenders on your behalf, saving you both time and money.

Interest rate

The lower the interest rate, the lower your monthly repayments will be. The overall strength of your application will dictate how many lenders are prepared to consider you for a mortgage.

Your loan to value (the amount you borrow in relation to the value of the property), employment status, and credit file will all play a part –  directly and indirectly – in how much you pay for your mortgage.

For example, if you have severe bad credit specialist lenders can help you still get a mortgage, but their interest rates are likely to be higher than for someone who’s credit history is clear.

Mortgage term

Extending the term of your mortgage beyond the standard 25 years can help keep your monthly repayments manageable. So, for example, a 35-year mortgage at 5.5% will have a lower monthly payment (£430) than a 20-year mortgage at the same rate (£550).

Bear in mind, though, that a longer term results in paying more interest over the duration of your loan. Likewise, reducing the term will result in higher monthly payments but a lower overall cost of borrowing.

Mortgage type

The type of interest rate you choose for your mortgage will also impact your monthly repayment amount:

  • Fixed rate: This makes budgeting easier as it is locked in for a fixed period and you know exactly how much your payments will be for that period (usually between two and five years).
  • Tracker rate: Typically tracks the Bank of England base rate. Your rate will be a fixed percentage above the base rate and will change as and when the Bank of England adjusts interest rates. Most lenders set a minimum and maximum rate so you know the parameters into which your payments will fall for the duration of your fixed term.

Repayment method – Interest-only or Capital and Repayment?

Capital and repayment mortgages are the most traditional method for residential purchases – guaranteeing all the capital is repaid by the end of the term.

With an interest-only mortgage, your monthly repayments are lower as they only cover the interest element on your loan.

However, you will need to prove to your lender that you can repay the entire capital amount borrowed at the end of the term. This will involve having an acceptable repayment vehicle in place.

Your age

Most lenders, especially on the high street, impose a maximum age limit on their mortgage products, meaning you’ll typically need to have finished repaying your mortgage by the age of 75-85. The older you are, the shorter the term is likely to be. However, not all lenders apply maximum age limits, so if you’re an older borrower, you might be able to achieve the term you want with the right lender.

Your credit history

If you have blots on your credit history, this might result in your lender charging you a higher interest rate to mitigate the risk of lending to you. A broker specialising in mortgages with bad credit can help you find the best rates given your circumstances.

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Other costs to consider

The table below outlines the other main costs and fees involved with arranging a mortgage of this value, which will need money set aside for, before submitting your application:

Fee Cost How to pay
Arrangement fee £0 to £2,000+ Paid upfront or monthly addition to mortgage repayment
Booking fee £100 to £250 Paid upfront
Valuation survey fee £0 to £500 Paid upfront
Home buyers report £400 to £2000+ depending on level of survey Paid upfront
Stamp duty 0 to 15% of a property’s value depending on what you’re using the property for Paid upfront
Conveyancing fee £850 to £1500 Partial payment upfront
Broker fee Depends on mortgage size - could be a percentage of this amount or a fixed-fee Can discuss with a broker
Deposit Typically at least 5% to 10% of property’s value Paid upfront

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About the author

Pete, an expert in all things mortgages, cut his teeth right in the middle of the credit crunch. With plenty of people needing help and few mortgage providers lending, Pete found great success in going the extra mile to find mortgages for people whom many others considered lost causes. The experience he gained, coupled with his love of helping people reach their goals, led him to establish Online Mortgage Advisor, with one clear vision – to help as many customers as possible get the right advice, regardless of need or background.

Pete’s presence in the industry as the ‘go-to’ for specialist finance continues to grow, and he is regularly cited in and writes for both local and national press, as well as trade publications, with a regular column in Mortgage Introducer and being the exclusive mortgage expert for LOVEMoney. Pete also writes for Online Mortgage Advisor of course!

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