Limited Company Buy to Let Mortgages 2018-03-09T20:55:47+00:00

Limited Company Buy To Let Mortgages

Limited company buy to let mortgages are available from many lenders including high street banks and building societies through to specialist broker only lenders. As an independent buy to let mortgage broker Fox Davidson can secure terms otherwise unavailable on the high street. Furthermore, we understand the buy to let market, the tax situation and the best way to finance Limited company property including student accommodation, HMO’s and refurbishment properties.

Ltd company buy to let terms

The terms for a Ltd company are slightly higher than a buy to let in a personal name, however, with tax changes announced at the end of 2015 the market will become more competitive and more lenders will start to lend in this arena which will add increased competition amongst lenders resulting in more competitive rates and fees.

Mortgage lenders will lend up to 85% loan to value. To get the better rates a loan to value of 75% or less is needed. The rates of interest can be fixed or track the bank of England base rate or LIBOR. The lenders arrangement fees are the biggest difference from mainstream buy to let rates as almost all of them are % fees rather than fixed charges although more lenders entering the market are making it more competitive so fixed arrangement fees will become more common as 2016 progresses.

SPV’s Versus Trading Companies

You many have heard of the term SPV? An SPV is a short name for a special purpose vehicle which is a Ltd company set up at companies’ house specifically with the purpose of holding property, perhaps just one property in particular or maybe you intend to hold all of your buy to let properties in one limited company.

A trading limited company on the other hand can also hold a buy to let but there are considerably less lenders who will lend where the company is not set up as an SPV. For example: BTL Portfolio Ltd can access all lenders as it is an SPV but Fox Davidson Mortgage Brokers Ltd would have a restricted choice as its main line of business is as a financial adviser.

Newly incorporated companies for buy to let are acceptable to mortgage lenders. We can secure finance for an SPV set up the same day as we apply to the mortgage lender. The vehicle itself is not underwritten other than to check it meets criteria in terms of trading purpose, rather the emphasis is on the directors and shareholders of the company.

Whatever route you choose Fox Davidson can secure finance at market leading terms for your situation.

Personal Guarantees

Although a Ltd Company buy to let is taken out in the company name which legally has limited liability as it is a separate entity, most if not all mortgage lenders will usually require that the directors/shareholders of the company provide personal guarantees. This is similar to a guarantor mortgage and you are essentially guaranteeing to the lender that if the Ltd company does not make the payments and repay the loan then you will personally make the loan repayments.

Changing property portfolios from personal to Ltd Company

Following tax changes announced in 2015 this is becoming more popular but how do lenders underwrite your selling of a property in personal names to a Ltd Company name?

First off to note is that lenders will allow you to gift the equity by way of a director’s loan and therefore the Ltd company does not have to stump up a deposit to buy the property. You may incur stamp duty and capital gains tax personally and so always seek the advice of an account first.

The property portfolio will need to be valued with each property visited by a surveyor who will assess the value and the rental income. If some of the properties are falling short due to insufficient rental income or property value, then lenders can utilise excess rent/value from other properties to achieve the desired loan across the entire portfolio.

Due to exposure limits and to access the best possible terms we may recommend using more than one lender.

Fox Davidson will handle the whole process for you including completion of all paperwork so the process should not laborious.

Fox Davidson run a buy to let portfolio service.

For more information on Ltd company buy to let mortgages please do call or email us with your portfolio.

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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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