BUY TO LET
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What is a Buy to Let mortgage?
A Buy to Let mortgage, like a residential mortgage is a loan secured against a property that you own. Instead of living in the property however, you rent out the property to another individual who is known as a tenant. Buying your own home can be very expensive, so people have to rent and the supply of good quality homes is important.
What can I borrow on a Buy to Let?
The amount that you can borrow is based on a combination of factors, including the amount of rental income you can expect to receive from the property and the value of the property itself. The rental income will usually need to cover the mortgage payments by between 125% and 145%.
Why not use our Buy to Let calculator to give you an indication of what you may be able to borrow based on the anticipated rental income.
With some lenders it is also possible to obtain a Buy to Let mortgage without being in receipt of an earned income, however, most lenders will deem it necessary and to have a minimum income in order to be eligible for the mortgage.
Being one of the more complex mortgages on the market we would recommend speaking to one of our specialist advisers who will be able to give you advice and a specific figure you may be able to borrow.
Other factors to consider
Generally, interest rates on Buy to Let mortgages tend to be higher than residential mortgages.
Generally, the minimum deposit you can put down on a Buy to Let mortgage is 20% of the property value. However, most lenders would require at least a 25% deposit.
It is common for arrangement fees on Buy to Let mortgages to be higher than that of a standard residential mortgage. You will find that more of the arrangement fees can be calculated as a percentage of the amount you are borrowing, as opposed to the usual flat fee you would usually associate with a standard residential mortgage.
With the right advice, getting a Buy to Let mortgage can be a simple process. We would therefore highly recommend that for an investment property such as a Buy to Let that you speak to one of our expert advisers, who will be able to help you every step of the way.
Your property may be repossessed if you do not keep up with repayments on your mortgage.
Some Buy to Let mortgages are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.