Raising capital without forfeiting an existing low rate buy to let mortgage

My client is an experienced, self-employed landlord looking to expand his existing portfolio in his sole name by releasing equity in one of his rental properties.

The property he chose was a semi-detached house rented to a family on an AST at £628pcm. Valued at £140k, the property already had a mortgage on it of £91k (65% LTV) at a rate of 0.99%.

Understandably the client was reluctant to refinance away from this great rate, so we suggested a buy to let equity loan which would allow him to raise £28k (20% LTV) and take his total borrowing up to 85% LTV.

The new lender took a second charge to sit behind the existing mortgage. Crucially, with this type of borrowing there are no monthly repayments. Instead, the original loan amount is repaid along with a share of any increase in the value of the property during the life of the loan (subject to a minimum repayment of 2% per annum simple interest). This suited the client as it did not affect his cash flow.

Here are the details of the deal:

Property Value: £140,000

Rental income pcm: £628 pcm

Existing Mortgage: £91,000

Existing rate and term: Bank Rate + 0.99% (currently 1.49%) – 12 years remaining

Existing LTV: 65% LTV

Equity loan amount: 28,000

Equity loan rate: Nil pcm. 40% of any increase in the value of the property during the life of the loan

Term: 12 years to mirror his existing mortgage

Arrangement fee: Nil

Completion date: Est. October 2014

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