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Buy to Let 2018-01-23T17:43:12+00:00

Buy To Let

Fox Davidson are a leading buy to let mortgage broker. We secure all types of buy to let finance including HMO’s, limited company buy to lets and also provide renovation and bridging finance for investors that ‘flip’ properties.

Typical buy-to-let terms.

As an independent UK buy to let mortgage broker we have access to thousands of products, and consequently we can offer a wide range of buy to let mortgages for all types of property and for all types of situations. Below is an example of some of the terms we can secure:

Buy to Let in 2018.

Buy to let is an ever evolving market. In 2017 tax changes came into force that made significant changes to the way investors approached buying an investment property and to the way that lenders would offer finance. As a leading buy to let mortgage broker we ensure we keep up to date with any changes to the market allowing us to provide our clients with a expert buy to let mortgage advice.

Tax changes to stamp duty have resulted in an increase of 3% to stamp duty rates for any client owning more than one residential property. In addition from April 2017 landlords are unable to offset mortgage interest against rental income. From 2017 gross rent is used to determine your income tax rate and a % (reducing each tax year until tax year ending 2021) can be used to reduce your tax bill.

The consequences are that careful consideration must be given to how you will buy a property and you should consult your accountant as well as seek specialist tax advice.

Before considering to invest in property you should consider:

  • Why are you investing in property, is it to provide an income or is it for capital gain, perhaps it is both?
  • How long will you hold the investment?
  • In what entity will you purchase the property, will it be held in your personal name, a limited company or held in a pension fund.
  • What type of property will you purchase?
  • How will you manage the property?

Your buy to let mortgage broker will discuss these points and more. There are also important considerations to be made with regards to how the lender will calculate the loan you may borrow. A review of the buy to let lending market was undertaken by the Bank of England Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA). As a result, from January 2017 lenders have had to be more stringent in their underwriting standards with particular attention paid to affordability.

As of January 2017 lenders subject to the PRA rules have adopted a general rule for ‘rent to loan amount’. The rent must be equal to 145% at a notional interest rate of 5.5%. Some lenders have gone a step further and will also factor in your income, this can be a good or a bad thing depending on your personal income.

The above rules do not apply to those lenders that are not regulated by the PRA rules and also to the fixed money of 5 years or more. This is why you may find you can borrow more if you take a 5 year fixed rate rather than a 2 year fixed rate. The rent to loan calculations is also generally better if you purchase in the name of a Limited Company.

Each client’s situation is different and it is important to state that a 5 year fixed rate mortgage was taken out in the name of a limited company may not be the best advice for all clients. It is imperative you seek the advice of tax specialists and for mortgage purposes that you speak to a whole of the market buy to let mortgage broker, one that has access to all lenders.

Buy to let mortgage advice from Fox Davidson.

Fox Davidson provide quality, independent buy to let mortgage advice. We will discuss all of the above options with you and can refer you to other property professionals such as accountants and solicitors that can provide you with the advice you need to ensure you are buying the property in the correct way for your situation.

As an independent buy to let mortgage broker we have access to the whole of the market, we can help clients fund property cost effectively. Fox Davidson secure finance for first-time landlords through to seasoned professional property investors.

We work with lenders including high street banks, private banks and broker only lenders to bring our clients market leading terms. We secure finance for all types of situations from a standard first-time landlord or let to buy mortgages through to more complex funding including finance on multiple flats under one freehold, HMO’s, short leasehold property, student lets & buy to let finance for expats.

We take a time to understand your current situation as well as your long-term goals for your investment and ensure that our advice is tailored to each individual situation.

If you have a property portfolio and require property portfolio finance then please take a look at our Portfolio Management Service.

Landlord Portfolio Service

Fox Davidson will take you through all of your buy-to-let options and will work with you to find the best terms from the whole of the UK mortgage market.

Voted as 2016 finalists in the Mortgage Strategy ‘Best Broker for Buy To Let’ category, you can be assured that we keep ahead of the game to provide unrivalled buy to let mortgage advice. The Independent Buy to let Mortgage Broker.


Read what our clients have to say about us

I would not hesitate to recommend Fox Davidson to family and friends. I am a first time buyer and therefore the house buying process was a little daunting to start with but I was kept fully up to date throughout the whole process to the point where I would receive an update email at least twice a week.

I was also extremely pleased to find that as well as assisting with the mortgage I was also being provided assistance with home and life insurance. The service I have been provided is definitely good value for money and I am very grateful to everyone at Fox Davidson who has helped me.

Miss R Power , Bristol

Having been let down by another mortgage broker (who seemed to only want to assist with a mortgage if we took other products too) I stumbled across Fox Davidson. As I am based half in London and half in Bristol, they seemed the perfect fit. Having connected with them and receiving prompt, relevant and helpful advice at the outset of our property search, I had no hesitation in coming back for the mortgage itself.

The mortgage application process was rendered painless and they bent over backwards to help with the sale. They also were extremely helpful and supportive when our first purchase collapsed, also managing to make mortgage application #2 equally as smooth. Thank you so much!

K Gibson, London

After using Fox Davidson for my first buy to let purchase I didn’t hesitate to get in touch again when the time came to buy a second property. Being an expat living and working in Thailand I had found through my own research that the options available to me would be limited, however I needn’t have worried. Fox Davidson found me a mortgage that suited my circumstances  perfectly. They have helped to make what could have been a complicated process very simple and stress free.

Great people, Great knowledge, Great service.
Thank you Fox Davidson.

Mr Christopher Hoare , Thailand
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