A growing number of landlords are purchasing buy to let property in the name of a limited liability company.
Let’s take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about why they are doing so and what that means for the limited company buy to let mortgage they are likely to need.
The term “bridging finance” is frequently misused including by many in the industry, not least brokers who only arrange it very occasionally. It would be more readily understood and hold fewer fears for both client and broker if the term changed to “short term finance”. This term is more self-explanatory and truly reveals all the [read more]
Mortgages offered on a holiday let basis contain clauses specific to the business of holiday letting. So, as an example, their mortgage offers contain a clause disallowing any form of long term letting on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) basis. So the property can be used as a holiday but cannot be used as a [read more]
If our November and December 2019 mortgage business is an ongoing trend, then buy to holiday let mortgages at 75% LTV are going to be very much in demand during 2020. 75% LTV holiday let mortgages accounted for 92% of all business transactions over this period During the last recession, there was a long period, [read more]
This question is one that we are frequently asked, and the answer very much depends on how the potential borrower intends to use their holiday home. Typically, if the property is a true holiday or second home, that is or will be used only by the owners, their friends and non-paying guests, a minimum of [read more]
Renovation Mortgage Case Study Ben’s Case. We were contacted by an inexperienced developer, that was looking for some finance to purchase an unlettable, renovation property in the Argyll and Bute area of Scotland. The property was a large 9 bed detached property. The purchase price was £600,000 A local NHBC registered builder had already provided [read more]
Secured Loans The market for secured loans is growing, as more homeowners opt for improving, rather than moving. There are, however, lots of other reasons why homeowners are using secured loans. It’s not always possible for homeowners to borrow the level of money that they sometimes need unsecured and main or 1st mortgage lenders can [read more]
In the Budget of 2015, the Chancellor, George Osborne, made an announcement that rocked the buy to let property investment market to the core. Tax relief for residential landlords was changing. A Landlord’s ability to claim finance costs against rental income was being reduced in a bid to make buy to let property investment a [read more]
Bridge To Let In an article that we posted last month, entitled “Refurbishment Finance” the narrative mentioned the recent Buy-To-Let tax changes which are negatively affecting landlords. The changes were announced in the budget of 2015 and implemented through an instrument in UK Tax Law called “Section 24”. The changes have been sensationalised in the [read more]