A home is more than just a roof over your head; it is a feeling, a dream that you have nurtured for a long time. And in making this dream a reality, home loans play a very important role. Over the last two decades, home loan has come out as the best and most preferred way of buying a house. Not only the middle-class buyers, but the rich are also taking the home loan route to finance their home purchase. Sensing the high demand, several banks and financial institutions offer a variety of home loan products at attractive interest rates. One such lender is DHFL.
DHFL stands for Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd., established in the year 1984. It is essentially a home financing company and offers home loans at competitive rates of interest. The company envisions transforming the standard of living in Indian households by giving them greater access to home ownership.
DHFL Home Loan
The interest rate on a loan is the most important factor to be considered by a borrower as it determines the amount that he/she has to shell out in the form of EMIs. DHFL offers home loans at attractive rates of interest to make home buying easier for the people. However, the interest rate differs for salaried and self-employed applicants. The lender also ensures that the home loan process is easy and hassle-free for its customers by keeping the documentation formalities minimal.
The table below gives a glimpse of DHFL Home Loan Interest Rates for salaried and self-employed applicants:
|Loan Amount||Interest Rates for Salaried||Interest Rates for Self-Employed|
|Up to Rs.25 Lacs||9.00%||9.10%|
|Above Rs.25 Lacs to Rs.75 Lacs||9.00%||9.10%|
|Above Rs.75 Lacs to Rs.100 Lacs||9.15%||9.25%|
|Loans above Rs.100 Lacs to Rs.150 Lacs||9.15%||9.25%|
|Loans above Rs.150 Lacs to Rs.300 Lacs||9.35%||9.45%|
|Loans above Rs. 300 Lacs||9.75%||10.00%|
Eligibility Criteria for DHFL Home Loan
DHFL offers its home loan services to salaried and self-employed candidates. Though the maximum loan amount is Rs 5,00,00,000 (minimum amount Rs 1 Lakh), it should not exceed 85% of the property cost. However, the exact loan amount that will be sanctioned to an applicant depends on several other factors like-
- Job stability and continuity of income
- Co-applicant’s income
- Educational qualification
- Assets, liabilities and saving habits
- Repayment capacity
- Credit score
Processing Fees on DHFL Home Loan
Much like other home loan providers, DHFL also charges a nominal processing fee for its home loan product. For the salaried individuals and self-employed professionals, the processing fee ranges between Rs 5,000 and Rs 20,000 whereas for the self-employed non-professionals, it is charged at the rate of 1.5%. One should also note that additional service tax and cess are applicable on the mentioned processing fee. Also, this amount is non-refundable.
Other Features and Benefits of DHFL Home Loan
Following are the features of DHFL Home Loan-
- The tenure of this loan ranges from 1 to 30 years but it does not extend beyond the retirement age or 60 years, whichever is earlier. This limit is 65 years for the self-employed individuals.
- This loan can be taken for financing the purchase of a ready-to-move house or an under-construction house/flat.
- The interest rate applicable on the loan is based on the Retail Prime Lending Rate (RPLR) of DHFL, which is subject to change as per the money market conditions.
- There are two options to pay your home loan EMIs- Electronic Clearance Services (ECS) or post-dated cheques drawn on your salary/savings account.
- DHFL also allows you to avail loans along with other co-applicants provided that they meet the eligibility criteria set by the lender.
Documentation for DHFL Home Loan
For salaried individuals, the lender will ask for the last two months’ salary slip or Form 16, copy of bank passbook and company profile (if it is not a well-known organization) along with the general KYC documents like ID Proof and Residence Proof.
On the other hand, self-employed applicants will have to submit the copy of ITR for the last two years, profit and loss statement and balance sheet, last 6 months’ bank statement, copy of shop/business establishment license and a brief profile of the business along with KYC documents.