Commonly Asked Questions
A minimum of 21 days before the term of your mortgage is due to end, your current provider must provide you with a mortgage renewal offer or inform you if they will not be providing you with a renewal. You can shop around and apply for a renewal prior to this.
You should start the process of looking for a mortgage renewal 3 to 4 months before your term is due to finish. If you will be staying with your existing lender you should be able to renew up to 120 days ahead of time without penalty. If you are changing lender you can reach an agreement to switch over when the current term ends
When negotiating your mortgage renewal you can discuss changes in the payment amounts and structure with your lender. You may be able to come to an agreement that has a lower or less frequent payment structure. Similarly, you can negotiate other changes to your mortgage including any changes in the interest rate or attached insurance policies.
With a mortgage renewal lenders need to be sure that you can make payments so they assess your finances, including your credit score, total debts, and income. If your renewal is denied by your current provider you can still shop around with other providers like trust companies and private lenders.