Loan Against Property

A loan against property is a loan against your house or even a plot. If all the land titles are in place, you have an income and you are eligible then this is the cheaper loan option . Though the interest rates on this loan are higher than that of a home loan, it’s cheaper than that a personal loan or a loan against security. Moreover this multi-purpose loan puts funds at your disposal to use as you wish and can be repaid comfortably over as many as 10 years.

Some of the common uses for a Loan against Property (LAP):

1. Business Loan
No longer do you have to stifle your creative ideas. With funds at your disposal, you can now expand your business without hesitation.

2. Marriage Loan
Put aside all your monetary worries and celebrate your child’s wedding with pomp and splendour. Meet all your expenses with ease-when you take an ICICI Bank Loan Against Property.

3. Education Loan
Education is the cornerstone of your family’s progress. With a Loan Against Property, you can empower your son or daughter to grow into an outstanding achiever.

4. Personal Loan
Do you want to visit the monuments of Europe or take your children to Disneyland? Wait no more! Let your property fund your trip!

5. Home Loan
When you decide to renovate your home you want it be your joy and pride. With ICICI Bank’s Loan Against Property you will not need to cut corners. Effortlessly redo your home to match your dreams.

Loan against property:

There are severtal steps in a loan against property process. It is important that title deeds are in place. Steps invilved in the application processs are:

1. Application
2. Processing
3. Documentation
4. Sanctioning of the loan
5. Valuation and legal check
6. Disbursement

Just as in case of every loan, the loan application begins the whole process. You will need to fill in a loan application with details, personal and professional, loan requirement, details of the property intended for mortgage etc. Make sure the details are filled in accurately.

Next comes the loan processing stage, the stage at which the loan process gains actual momentum. This could start with a personal discussion followed by the bank’s field investigation.

Loan sanction is the next process in the series. At this stage, the bank has checked your financial credentials based on criteria such as your income, age, qualifications, experience, employer, nature of business (if self employed), etc. They work out the maximum loan eligibility, and an indicative loan amount that the bank is willing to offer.

Offer letter/Sanction letter: The bank now sends you an offer letter with details relevant to the loan. If these terms and conditions are acceptable to you, you can sign an acceptance copy.

Valuation and legal check on property and papers is the next stage where the focus of the bank will shift to the property that you intend to mortgage. Make sure the property papers and the relevant NOCs are in place. The bank’s lawyer will check the property papers for their legality. The bank may also send an expert to visit the property. This expert could be a bank employee or an associate with a realty firm.

Detailed list of documents required

1. Proof of income:
Copies of last three years income tax returns (along with copies of Computation of Income/Annual accounts, if any), Form 16/Form 16A, last three months salary slips, copies of the last 6 months statements of all the active bank accounts that reflect your salary/business income details etc.

2. Age proof:
Copy of the school leaving certificate/driver’s licence/passport/ration card/PAN card/voter identity card etc.

3. Address proof:
Utilities bills, such as phone and electricity bills, need to be provided to prove that you are actually staying at your current address.

4. Identification proof:
Documents with your photograph. Sometimes, one document, if it contains a photograph, the current residential address, and the correct age can be the proof for all three mentioned above.

5. Employment details:
If your company is not well-known, a short summary about the nature of the company, its business lines, its main customers, its competitors, number of offices, number of employees, turnover, profit, etc. may be needed. Usually, the company profile that is available on the standard website of the company is enough.

6. Property papers:
The bank may require title deeds and other documents relevant to the property. This will be important as the loan can be taken only against free-hold property. Also, it can be only about 40-60 per cent of the cost of property. It is important for the bank to establish the value of the property and its legal status before the offer can be considered.

Once the bank has ascertained all that it needs to be assured of you as a client, the property as a security, and your repayment capacity, it will disburse the loan. The bank does not enquire about the purpose for which you use the loan. Though, it stipulates that the loan should not be utilized in speculative activities.