In fact, the cost for a student let is usually the same charge for interest on a standard buy-to-let mortgage! It all depends on the following mortgage lenders criterion: first, the number of students occupying the property. Second, the number of rental agreements established. And third, whether or not the property requires a HMO (Houses in Multiple Occupation) license.
Therefore, you could typically expect to pay a standard buy-to-let interest rate. However, this is provided that the property doesn’t require a HMO licence. There are a couple more lenders who will accept up to 5 students on their standard buy-to-let mortgage rates. Any more, however, and you can expect to pay a premium for a complex buy-to-let rate.
It is important to mention that, if you are letting to 8 students on 8 individual tenancies, this is something quite different. You can expect to pay a premium for the interest rate whether a HMO license is required or not.
A complex buy-to-let is not in the mainstream mortgage lending as single family let, where 90% of buy-to-let mortgage business is completed. However, while you are being charged a higher interest rate, the rental income is quite often extremely good. Also, the Vincent Burch team work hard to find competitive deals to quote to you.
However, more work is potentially involved as it requires a manual underwriting process. But's that where Vincent Burch comes in. Get in touch with our team to discuss your scenario and we will endeavour to increase your profit levels by finding you the right lenders and deals.
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