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    Expat buy to let mortgages

    Expat mortgages for buy to let or investment property.

Expat buy to let mortgages.

Whether you've decided to extend your buy to let portfolio, or simply looking to buy a property to let until you return to the UK, we can help you find the right mortgage.

In general most lenders will assess buy to let mortgage applications based on either rental income projections or an applicants own personal income when determining borrowing limits. A limited number of lenders will consider both rental and personal income when assessing a case.

The table below can be used to give you a good idea of the maximum Loan To Value (LTV) available if you're considering purchasing a buy to let property in the UK.

Employment status Max LTV
Self Employed 75%
Contrator 75%
Employed 75%

UK regulation of expat buy to let mortgages.

UK Expatriate mortgages are regulated if more than 40% of the property being purchased will be occupied by the purchaser or a member of the purchaser's immediate family.

Mortgage Regulation also applies to "buy to let" property if you or your family have an intention to return to live in more than 40% of the property at some time in the future. Most other buy to let mortgages will not be regulated by the FCA.

Even when mortgages fall outside regulation parameters it is prudent to use the Annual Percentage Rate Charge (APRC) when comparing mortgage products.

The APRC is more significant than the mortgage interest rate alone as the APRC will indicate the true cost of the mortgage including start up costs and any lenders fees. For example, costs and fees may be higher for mortgages with low interest rates and no early repayment charges. Early repayment charges are often applied if you decide to switch to a different lender in the future.

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YOUR PROPERTY MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE

Changes in the exchange rate may increase the sterling equivalent of your debt

When arranging a mortgage, you choose how we are paid: Pay a fee usually 0.25% of the loan, or we can accept commission from the lender

  • When arranging a mortgage we're happy to liase with your estate agent and solicitor.
  • We'll represent you when you apply for expat life insurance and support your application until cover commences.
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Since then we've helped 1000s of UK expats and our experience means we can quickly find the best products to suit your individual needs.

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