How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Thomas Your Own Question
Thomas, Lawyer
Category: UK Law
Satisfied Customers: 7617
Experience:  BA (Hons), PgDip, Practising Solicitor
Type Your UK Law Question Here...
Thomas is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Where can I find a template for a letter of consent (as a temporary

This answer was rated:

Where can I find a template for a letter of consent (as a temporary lodger) to a mortgage or what are the essential elements?



Thanks for your question.


You need to contact your lender. They will have a standard form Deed of Postponement/Letter of consent that covers their requirements.

They will send this to you as soon as you request it (free of charge) because they wish for their charge to be protected. Each lender has one.


If this has been useful please kindly click accept so that I may be rewarded for my time. If you do not click accept your money stays with the site and I do not receive any credit for the time I have taken to answer your question.


I will answer your follow up questions you may have.

Kind regards,


Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I am slightly bemused as I informed my lender from the outset that I have a part-time lodger (confirmed on the pre-printed application form they sent me), but they did not included a standard deed/letter in their reply pack, suggesting that 'legal advice' is a must.

To be quite honest, I feel that although you have replied to my query you have not answered it - I am no further forward. If I had received a template or some clues as to the necessary details to produce a letter then I would willingly pay. I doubt that every lender has different criteria - there must be some standard clauses, options and wording. The real question in my mind is: 'Why is there no template on the 'net?'.

I appreciate that you cannot do something, however llittle, for nothing. What do you suggest?



Can you give me the name of the lender please?


Customer: replied 6 years ago.

It's First Direct and I now have a letter on its way to me.

Do you think your time spent on this amounts to £22? As I said earlier I would have gladly paid that for a template or equivalent advice so that a letter could be written.




I understand that you are reluctant to pay given that it did not take a long time for me to answer your question, but there are not really any standard form letters for this - each lender has their own which they have drafted to ensure that it adequately protected.


They are largely similar, but not using their standard form would put you at risk of breaching your mortgage conditions with your lender. Therefore any expert would have referred you to lender as I did to obtain their specific form or letter/deed, which apparantlely you have done.


If you do not click accept then your money simply stays with the site and I receive no credit whatsoever for taking the time to read and then reply to your question.


If you still have misgivings please let me know.


Kind regards,


Thomas and other UK Law Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

One of the rare occasions when the internet has let me down. I will put it down to experience.