Landlords with varied income remortgage recently converted HMO at 85% LTV
We were approached by a broker looking to source finance for his clients – a married couple who wanted to remortgage one of their recently converted rental properties.
The husband and wife had purchased a semi-detached house for cash in September 2016 and spent the following three months converting it into a six-bed HMO. Keen to replenish the cash they had used to complete the works, the couple wanted to refinance the property onto a buy to let mortgage.
The couple’s borrowing profile and property type caused a few challenges when sourcing a lender because:
- The couple have multiple income streams – a mixture of PAYE, rental income and dividends from three companies
- The couple wanted to borrow 85% loan to value – very few lenders offer this ratio (most go to 75%-80% LTV)
- Neither the husband or wife have any experience in renting out HMO property – something most lenders require
- The couple’s portfolio consists of more than 15 rental properties – some lenders will not accommodate borrowers with more than ten properties in their portfolio
To ensure that the clients’ requirements were met, we worked with the broker to collate all the necessary documentation required to accompany the application including proof of income, a copy of the HMO licence and evidence of the original cash input for the purchase and works.
The specialist lender accepted the case and the deal went through without a hitch.
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