21-year-old landlord remortgages rental flat to raise capital
The client: 21-year-old landlord approached us looking to remortgage her buy to let property which had originally been given to her as a gift by her mother as part of an inheritance and tax planning strategy. The client works full-time for a high-street bank and is a basic rate tax-payer.
The property: A three-bed flat within a terraced house. Previously the flat had just two bedrooms but the client had recently created a third by dividing the largest bedroom.
The finance: The client wanted to buy another rental property, by raising capital for a deposit against the flat, which she owned outright.
The application process: We knew that, due to the client’s relatively young age and lack of buy to let experience, we would have to approach a specialist buy to let lender which can only be accessed via intermediaries. The lender we had in mind, requires borrowers to be at least 21 rather than 25 which is the minimum age requirement from many other buy to let providers.
Even though this lender has a manual underwriting process, we were able to get the client a formal mortgage offer within two weeks of submitting the application.
The valuation report confirmed that the conversion to three bedrooms met all planning and buildings regulations, and the entire deal completed within six weeks from start to finish.
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