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What is The Validity Period of a Pre-Approved Home Loan?

By IIFL Home Loans | Published On Oct 20 2023 9:50 AM 1 min read 131 views 433 Likes
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If you're considering buying a home in India, securing a home loan is a crucial step in your journey to homeownership. One of the initial stages in this process is obtaining a pre-approved home loan. A pre-approved home loan showcases your financial readiness to sellers. It's essential to be aware of the validity period, as it gives you a limited window of opportunity to make a purchase. For competitive interest rates and flexible loan terms, check out IIFL Home Loans today!

What is a Pre-Approved Home Loan?

A pre-approved home loan is a financial product offered by financial institutions to prospective homebuyers. It signifies that a lender has reviewed your financial information and has tentatively agreed to lend you a certain amount for purchasing a home. This pre-approval is typically based on your credit score, income, and other financial documents. It provides you with a clear idea of your budget, making it easier to shop for a property within your means. At IIFL Home Loans, you can get your home loans approved in under 30 minutes, subject to terms and conditions.

Be aware of the validity period of your pre-approved loan

How Long is a Home Loan Pre-Approval Valid for in India?

The validity period of a home loan pre-approval in India can vary among lenders. Generally, it ranges from 3 to 6 months. You should check with your lender to get a good estimate of the timeline. During this period, you can explore the real estate market, identify suitable properties, and make an offer with confidence, knowing you have pre-approval in place.

Keep in mind that if your pre-approval expires before you have finalised a home, you may need to go through the application process again. The lender will reassess your financial situation to determine if you still qualify for the same loan amount. 

What Should You Do When a Pre-Approved Home Loan Expires?

Once the pre-approval expires, you can obtain a new pre-approval if your circumstances have not significantly changed. Here's what you can do:

Reapplying for home loan pre-approval post expiry

1. Reapply with Updated Information

If your financial situation remains stable and you still intend to buy a home, you can reapply for a pre-approved home loan with the same lender or a different one. Keep in mind that the lender will reassess your financial documents, credit score, and other eligibility criteria. Any changes in your financial situation, such as a decrease in income or a drop in your credit score, could affect your eligibility and the loan amount you are approved for.

2. Update Your Financial Documents

Ensure that all your financial documents, including income statements, tax returns, and bank statements, are up to date. Lenders will require the most recent and accurate information during the re-application process.

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3. Check Your Credit Score

Review your credit score and credit report. If your credit score has improved since your last pre-approval, it may positively impact your eligibility and the terms of the loan.

4. Re-evaluate Your Budget

Reassess your budget and determine the amount you are comfortable borrowing based on your current financial situation. This can help you request a pre-approval for the right loan amount.

Summing Up!

It's essential to maintain good financial health and stay proactive in your homebuying journey to secure the necessary financing when you find the right property. A pre-approved home loan can be a valuable tool for homebuyers in India, offering financial certainty and a competitive edge in the property market. However, if your pre-approved home loan expires, you can reapply with updated information, documents, and creditworthiness.

Remember that while a pre-approved home loan offers several advantages in the home-buying process, it doesn't guarantee final approval for a home loan once you've found a property. The lender will conduct a more comprehensive assessment when you finalise a property, which will include a property valuation and legal verification. For more in-depth insights, visit the IIFL Home Loans website and get one step closer to buying your dream home. 


1. How to check for pre-approved loans?

To check for pre-approved loans, you can contact your current bank or financial institution, as they often extend pre-approval offers to existing customers. Additionally, you can explore online tools provided by various lenders, where you can enter basic information to check your eligibility for pre-approved loans.

2. How to get pre-approved for a home loan?

To get pre-approved for a home loan, you should start by contacting a lender or financial institution of your choice. Fill out their pre-approval application, provide necessary financial documents, and undergo a credit check. If you meet their criteria, you will receive a pre-approval letter for a home loan specifying the amount you qualify for, which can be used during your homebuying process.

3. What are the documents required for a pre-sanctioned home loan?

Documents required for a pre-sanctioned home loan typically include:

  • Proof of identity (such as an Aadhar card or passport), 

  • Address proof (like utility bills or rental agreements), 

  • Income proof (such as salary slips or tax returns), and employment proof (an employer's confirmation letter). 

The specific documents needed may vary depending on the lender's requirements and may include additional financial records and property-related documents.

4. How is a pre-approved loan different from a regular home loan sanction?

A pre-approved loan is a tentative approval for a loan amount based on a preliminary review of your finances and creditworthiness, while a regular home loan sanction is the final approval that takes place after you've selected a property and the lender has conducted a thorough assessment, including property valuation and legal checks. 

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