LAP – fund source in the hour of need!

By abithadeepak | May 17, 2009

The loan amount you can avail for this loan depends on the value of the property, which you place as your collateral for the loan. This can range anywhere between 1 lakh and 3 crores. This comes with the risk of giving up your home if you are unable to repay the amount in full. The financial institution has the right to auction your home to claim the remainder of the loan amount you owe them.

A fixed asset often provides immense value at an hour of need. LAP is one such means that allows you to convert a fixed asset as a source for emergency funds. Loan Against Property (LAP) is a good option to turn to in the case of planned expenses like funds for education, wedding, or a surgery, which requires hospitalization and funds. The rate of interest for a loan against property is lower compared to the other two options.

The loan amount you can avail for this loan depends on the value of the property, which you place as your collateral for the loan. This can range anywhere between 1 lakh and 3 crores. This comes with the risk of giving up your home if you are unable to repay the amount in full. The financial institution has the right to auction your home to claim the remainder of the loan amount you owe them.

The repayment tenure can be as long as 20 years and the interest rates are generally between 12% and 17%. Generally a LAP takes time to process, as the valuation for the property has to be completed and verified before the loan is sanctioned.

What purposes can I take a loan against property for?

Loan against Property can be taken for following purposes:

  • Expanding your business
  • Getting your son/daughter married
  • Sending your son/daughter for higher studies abroad
  • Funding your dream vacation
  • Funding medical treatments

What kind of properties can I mortgage for a loan?

You can normally take a loan against your self-occupied or rented residential property. This could be a house or even a piece of land.

What is the eligibility criteria to get a loan against property?

This criteria will vary from one bank to another. However, from all the host of factors, the common factors that all banks look at are:

  • Your income, savings, debt obligations
  • Cost/value of the property mortgaged
  • Your repayment track record for other loans, credit cards etc.
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About Abitha Deepak

Abitha was formerly part of the Content team at BankBazaar.com. She has a Master’s degree in Mass Communication and has 14 years of experience in Journalism and Creative Writing. Armed with strong writing and conceptualisation skills, Abitha has written on Loans, Credit Cards and Money Management.

6 thoughts on “LAP – fund source in the hour of need!

  1. Binoy Antony

    I have a residential property,2BHK Flat in thane for which i have a home loan of Rs 6.5 L.The value of the property is over 30 L.Can i get LAP ? Are there any banks which can process my LAP ?

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    1. gaurav

      you can get upto 15 lacs on your property depending on your income.Please clarify as to how much gross salary you draw.

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  2. Arul Varman

    Hi, Among the important eligibility criteria is the Good CIBIL report …Finally, need a good Loan Processing Agent

    This article presents a ROSY and Pleasant picture of getting a Mortgage Loan is easy and simple …

    In reality, it is a very big marathon since Banks and Loan Agents asks quite lot of questions beyond the scope of the LAP and line of business i.e why did you borrow in case you have Personal Loans and Credit card and how did you spend the borrowed amount and how did you manage the repayment and finally, do you have records of utilizing your Personal Loans …

    In addition, Loan agents as soon as they get the documents, they disappear and do not answer calls or return calls ….and as a customer you are left in dark on who should be contacted …

    These are finer aspects quite conveniently not mentioned

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  3. Swarup Kumar Kar

    I have a residential property,3BHK Flat in Kolkata for which I have a home loan of Rs 2.5L.The value of the property is over 15L.Can I get LAP ? Are there any banks which can process my LAP ?

    Reply
    1. gaurav jain

      on a property of 15 lac you can get loan of 7-8 lacs depending on your income.

      Reply

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