Buy-to-let mortgage guide: How to choose a loan

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Apart from the numbers (see How much can you borrow), a buy-to-let mortgage lender will look at you, the property itself and the tenants you plan to put in it when deciding whether to give you a loan. Buy-to-let mortgage requirements for you With a bog-standard buy-to-let purchase, lenders won’t comb through every last soy latte receipt, as they’d have … Read More

Buy-to-let mortgage guide: How much you can borrow?

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If you intend to let out your former home long-term — or if you’re buying a buy-to-let property — you’ll need to get a buy-to-let mortgage. Coined as a world first by Britain in 1996, these loans are based on what your property would let for, instead of – as for residential mortgages – what you earn. Fees can be … Read More

Why you can’t let your home on a residential mortgage

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You might think that, as long as you pay your residential mortgage, your lender won’t notice or care if you start letting out your home, right? Wrong. Strictly speaking, you would be committing mortgage fraud. Though less serious than taking out a mortgage under false pretences, this would still breach the contract that you signed with your lender, in which … Read More

Think your lender won’t care if you let out your home? Think again

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After two collapsed chains, 14 months in limbo, £2,000 in lost fees and one rogue sighting of Japanese knotweed, friends in west London were on tenterhooks last week as they finalised the sale of their three-bedroom home. Would this be third time lucky? Alas, one piece of paper was missing down the chain. “It’s really stressful,” says the mother of … Read More