Director Guarantee ILA

Depending on the mortgage product, one of the parties can be put at risk in favour of the other. In the case of a director's personal guarantee, the one at risk is the director, since the loan is secured against their personal assets. In order for an informed decision to be made, they will have to request an Independent Legal Advice meeting with an impartial and independent solicitor.
We can offer you this service through a hassle-free video conference, where one of our experienced solicitors can explain all the possible risks.

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Our solicitor is available from 22/05/2024* and we offer Director Independent Legal Advice for all mortgage lenders**.
Our Fixed Fee is (based on the loan amount being £600,000 and under) £299 INC VAT for the first director and £180 INC VAT for any additional directors. Short on time? We can expedite your appointment for no extra charge and use Recorded Delivery to send your certificate***.

Does a guarantor need independent legal advice?

Yes, a guarantor will need Independent Legal Advice. A director's personal guarantee means that if the company is unable to repay the mortgage, then, their personal assets may be repossessed upon demand of the mortgage lender.
Here is a list of some of the risks that may be included within the terms of your mortgage offer:
  • Call upon the repayment on demand - You may not be in breach of any mortgage terms and the mortgage lender may call upon the Director to settle the mortgage debt 'on demand' within 14 days.
  • Limit - A director guarantee may not be limited to just the mortgage debt and could require the director to pay off other debts/overdrafts with the mortgage lender.
In order to make sure that they understand the risks involved, the lender will require the guarantor to seek director guarantee ILA.
Click to book your Director Guarantee ILA Meeting
Choose one of the below to book your meeting with our solicitor.
Complete this form if you are a Sole Director.
Complete this form if you are the first of more than one Director.
Complete this form if you are the second of more than one Director.

What constitutes Independent Legal Advice?

Independent Legal Advice is offered during a meeting, either face to face, or by video conference. During this meeting your solicitor will explain all the risks involved by providing a personal guarantee.
Director Guarantee flow chart of how the process works, from Parachute Law
How quickly can this be done?
We know the request for legal advice often happens close to exchange so we will help you turn the meeting around as quickly as possible.
We have acted for Directors who have used:
  • Aldermore Bank Plc
  • Birmingham Midshires
  • Bridging Finance Solutions Ltd
  • Brown Shipley
  • CPF One Limited
  • Darlington Building Society
  • Gatehouse Bank (includes Sharia finance)
  • Gemini Finance
  • Hambros Secure Lending
  • Hey Habito Limited
  • HSBC UK Bank Plc
  • Interbay Funding Limited
  • Kensington Mortgages
  • Keystone Property Finance Limited
  • LendInvest Limited
  • Lendlnvest BTL Limited
  • Lloyds Bank Plc
  • Molo Finance
  • Nottingham Building Society
  • Octopus Real Estate
  • Onesavings Bank Plc t/a Kent Reliance
  • Optimum Credit
  • Paragon Bank Plc
  • Precise Mortgages (Charter Court Financial Services Limited)
  • State Bank of India (UK) Limited
  • The Mortgage Lender Limited
  • The Mortgage Works
  • Vida Homeloans
  • West One Secured Loans Limited
  • Together Commercial Finance Limited
  • Pepper Money Limited (trading as Pepper Money)
  • Zephyr Homeloans, a trading name of Topaz Finance Limited
Does your Lender accept ILA by video conference?
Some mortgage lenders will not accept independent legal advice provided by video conference. It is your responsibility to check that they will accept a signature which has been witnessed by video conference. If your certificate is refused by your mortgage lender because your independent legal advice was conducted by video conference, Parachute Law reserves the right to withhold any refund of our fees.

Which lenders can we NOT help with?
  • Canada Life
  • Foundation Home Loans
  • More2Life
  • Together Money
  • Together Commercial Finance Limited
Mortgage lender specific processes
Mortgage Lender
Lender Specific Process
Gatehouse Bank
Gatehouse require the directors to sign a Consent and Undertaking Form in addition to the Director Guarantee.
By signing the document the director's waive the right to occupation/other beneficial rights. Gatehouse require additional independent advice to be provided on the risks of signing this waiver and the cost for this advice is £180 INC VAT for each additional director.
Aldermore Bank
The Mortgage Lender Ltd
These lenders require the solicitor to see the ID of the witness for the director's mortgage deed. This work is included with no additional charge.
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