Mortgages for UK Commercial Property
Bear in mind that, whichever kind of mortgage you're after, you probably won't be able to buy the property in full by using this kind of loan. Mortgages for business generally require a deposit of around 25% to 40%, but in some cases you may be able use another property as security, provided you have considerable equity in it. Most commercial mortgage rates are variable and you'll be able to choose from a range of terms, typically from three years to as long as 40 years, but 15-30 year terms are generally more common. Shorter term commercial property finance is also available, but this is more commonly referred to as a property development or bridging loan.
Obtaining a mortgage to buy a UK buy to let property that will be owned by a company is easy and follows the same path as a buy to let mortgage. The Limited Company or the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) will be transparent in the eyes of the bank and the ultimate beneficial owner will be underwritten (not the company) and may need to provide the bank with Personal Guarantees (PG).
The amount in which you can borrow will depend on the type of commercial property finance you're looking for. If it's for owner-occupied property, you'll generally be able to find a mortgage at up to 70-75% loan-to-value (LTV), provided you can supply the necessary deposit. You'll be subject to a rigorous affordability assessment, too, which means the amount you can borrow will be dictated by the amount you're able to provide upfront and related affordability criteria.
It's a little different when it comes to a commercial investment mortgage. Here, the amount you'll be able to borrow will depend on the expected rental income generated by the investment, but even so, the mortgage typically won't be able to exceed 65% of the initial purchase price. In some cases, you may be able to find a deal with lower deposit requirements, but you'll be required to provide significant collateral instead.
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Finding the right mortgage for UK Commercial property?
The first step in the process is to undertake a call or meeting with you where we will conduct a full fact find to understand your requirements further.
The second step is for us to analyse the information we have gathered in order to start filtering out the banks that are not applicable.
Based on the information we have collected, the research we have undertaken and the analysis of the products available we will then make a recommendation.
Types of Commercial mortgages available
Some banks and institutions will offer the ability to make overpayments free of charge and some even allow you to exit or pay off the mortgage without cost, however no single bank does it all!
In an ideal world it would be great to have a bank offer the lowest rate, the lowest costs and charges, however where a lender appears great in one aspect it could be less appealing in another. That is why it is very important to understand all of your requirements fully before making a recommendation. There is no point in recommending a low rate that comes with mandatory salary transfer if you are unable to transfer salary due to other loan commitments as an example!
The main types of mortgage when you consider rate are as follows:FIXED
A fixed rate mortgage is where the bank fixes the interest rate for between 1 and 5 years which protects the rate against fluctuation in the BOE Base rate or the LIBOR rate (depending on the bank).TRACKER
This type of rate consists of a fixed margin stipulated by the bank plus the prevailing BOE Base rate or LIBOR rate which changes daily (although most banks use a 3 month rolling average rate). If you believe rates will decline then tracker type products are normally a good option.VARIABLE
Some banks will offer a variable rate, an internal rate which is set by various internal departments within the institution. Although variable rates are no overly transparent, they can sometimes be cheaper than fixed rates.
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