Many people start off investing in one buy to let property and then move on and build a small portfolio of properties. However, when you start reaching 4, 5 or 6 properties, you are probably finding you need to borrow from multiple lenders and are spending more time renegotiating remortgages and having to repeat yourself in explaining the make up of your property portfolio to different banks or building societies.
This where we can help - within MoneyMaxim we have decades of experience in providing loans and mortgages to both personal and business clients. We also have a panel of brokers and lenders we work with who provide finance ranging from a remortgage of £25,000 to multi million pound deals.
If you ask us to help, we will consider your application, discuss it confidentially with our panel members and then call you back with our suggestions as to the best way forward. We frequently will suggest talking to a couple of companies as this can both help you understand your options more clearly and provide greater choice.
Basically lenders feel that once your portfolio grows to this sort of size you are starting to become a professional property portfolio owner rather than someone who has one or two properties to provide a long term investment.
However, when you have more than three but less than half a dozen properties you still have options, and we can help you decide whether combining your properties and using one lender would bring you benefits which outweigh the costs of making the change.
The benefits of combining separate Buy to Lets onto a single BTL Portfolio Mortgage include:
Please note you should always seek independent tax and legal advice when restructuring your finances.
Standard Portfolio Mortgages
Here you take out a combined mortgage over a number of properties. If you have not yet acquired the properties you are normally allowed a number of months to find and complete on the purchases. If you wish to add to your portfolio you can do so but a new application will be required and there may well be a minimum level of new lending required. Fixed and Floating interest rate options are normally available, but be aware that if you take on additional borrowing it may be at a different rate to your existing loan.
Flexible Buy to Let (BTL) Portfolio Mortgages
Here you have a rolling facility allowing you to borrow up to a certain limit as long as you maintain a set Loan to Value ratio. Therefore it is likely that part of your lending limit will be drawn (used) and part undrawn (non-utilised). In these situations you will pay interest in the normal way on the drawn facilities, but may also have to pay a smaller amount for the funds that have been earmarked for you but are not being used. These are called non utilisation fees.
The advantage of having a discussion with our specialists is that they will be able to assess your particular situation and help you decide which way forward is best for you.
Another potential advantage with some Buy to Let Portfolio Mortgages is the ability to adopt more sophisticated interest rate management tools.
Again this needs careful investigation as interest rate hedging products need to be fully understood, but they can also afford long term protection against fluctuations in the market.
Our team will be delighted to discuss your Buy to Let portfolio requirements. Call them on 0118 321 8197 - or pop your details into our form to the right and we will be in touch as soon as possible.
Having understood your requirements we will discuss these with our brokers and lending partners to assess those best placed to assist you. Before passing on your details we will discuss our suggestions with you. Our standard Buy to Let mortgage service is provided by UK Financial Consultancy Services Limited is 142-143 Parrock Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1EY who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Their FCA number is 435495. You also have the added reassurance of a MoneyMaxim consultant on hand in case of any queries or additional guidance.
Larger loans may be introduced to other panel members if they are considered more suitable but, as discussed, this will be talked through with you before an introduction is made.
This content was last reviewed on 01/04/2021