What is a let to buy mortgage?
When you have a let to buy purchase and mortgage, this is where you take a home you were previously living in and choose to instead rent it out, as a means of buying a new home for yourself.
For you to be able to do this, you will have to take out a remortgage, switching you from a residential mortgage, which you will be on currently, onto a new let to buy mortgage.
Additionally to this point, you will also be taking out a new mortgage on your new home purchase, that you plan to move into.
Both mortgages will happen at the same time, as you will need to have the funds released from your remortgage on your new let to buy, in order for you to put down a deposit on your new home.
This doesn’t mean that they are linked mortgages, you do not have to use the same mortgage lender, it just so happens that your new home mortgage will rely on the let to buy mortgage being completed first.
What is the difference between let to buy mortgage and buy to let mortgage?
As can likely be deduced by the similar sounding names of the two, a let to buy mortgage is another type of buy to let mortgage available to homeowners.
A buy to let in Sheffield will typically include taking out a mortgage on a property, with the sole purpose of letting (renting) out that property, so that you have a means to generate additional income.
The difference between that and a let to buy mortgage in Sheffield, is that it most commonly found when dealing with “accidental” landlords. This is usually a situation where perhaps you had no initial plans to become a landlord, though this later changed.
Instead of going through all the stresses involved in selling a home and buying a new buy to let property, quite often homeowners will just rent out that home instead, using the income generated from that monthly income, in order to pay off their new residential mortgage on their new home.
Stamp Duty Charges
You should always be wary when it comes to the costs of applying for a mortgage, and this is still something that applies when you are looking to take out a let to buy mortgage in Sheffield. Stamp Duty will not apply to everyone, though it is always important that you look at it before your process is underway.
As a reputable and well-established mortgage broker in Sheffield, a member of our trusted mortgage advice team will let you know all of the costs that are involved in your let to buy mortgage process, including Stamp Duty, during the course of your free initial mortgage appointment with a mortgage advisor in Sheffield.
How to get a let to buy mortgage in Sheffield?
Before you are able to get a let to buy mortgage in Sheffield, you will have to make sure that you match up with the appropriate mortgage lending criteria. Your dedicated mortgage advisor in Sheffield will take a look at your case during the course of your free mortgage appointment, to ensure it is the right path for you.
The qualifying criteria for a let to buy mortgage in Sheffield includes, meeting the requirements for affordability on your new home, having at least 10% deposit saved for the purchase of your new home, as well as the typical requirement of 25% deposit to put down on your let to buy property (this can be equity released when you do your remortgage).
You must also make sure that your projected rental income will be able to cover 125% of the payments you have for your new mortgage as a landlord. A good credit score is definitely recommended, though you may be able to obtain a let to buy mortgage if you have bad credit.
Can I get a let to buy mortgage in Sheffield with bad credit?
Because of how this mortgage works and it’s ties the to residential and buy to let aspect of owning a property, you will often find that there is much stricter mortgage lending criteria for a let to buy mortgage in Sheffield.
Whilst having a low credit score, a CCJ, a default or possibly even history of late payments, just to name a few of them, can have a serious impact on your ability to take out a mortgage, there are a plethora of specialist mortgage lenders we have on panel, who could possibly help.
Speak with an Expert Mortgage Broker in Sheffield
As open & honest providers of mortgage advice in Sheffield, we have had the pleasure of helping many different customers over the years to remortgage their home and change their residential mortgage to a let to buy mortgage in Sheffield.
Our team of expert mortgage advisors in Sheffield are able to take a look through 1000s of let to buy mortgage deals, so that they can find you the best one for your personal and financial situation.
Book yourself in for a free mortgage appointment with a fast & friendly mortgage broker in Sheffield today and we will see how we can help.
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