A buy-to-let mortgage is a loan which is secured against a property that will be let by the buyer as a landlord. Criteria will vary from lender to lender depending on many factors, such as the rent received on the property, the clients income and the number of properties owned by the client. Property can also be owned by a limited company specifically set up for this purpose. It would be advisable to take professional tax advice when purchasing property for buy-to-let purposes.
Buy-to-let mortgages are drafted on a loan-to-value amount (LTV) usually agreed with the lender. Although typically lenders require a rental income of anything between 25-30% higher than a mortgage payment. This will directly impact on the deposit percentage you will need to make, which will be based on the final LTV amount.
Buy-to-let mortgages are not regulated by the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority). However, Aston & Co Financial Services Ltd is an appointed representative of First Complete Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the FCA.
Buy-to-let mortgages can either be paid on a capital and repayment basis, or interest only, means that throughout the mortgage term, repayments will cover the cost of capital and interest, or leaving the overall balance of the mortgage outstanding at the end of the term. In the event of opting for an interest only mortgage, a repayment strategy will be required. This may be as simple as selling the property.
Your property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.
This firm usually charges a fee for mortgage advice. The amount of the fee will depend upon your circumstances and will be discussed and agreed with you at the earliest opportunity.
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