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What are buy to let mortgages?

A buy to let mortgage is a type of mortgage specifically sold to individuals or companies looking to buy property as a form of investment, as opposed to a place to live. If you are interested in buying a property that will be used to rent out, most lenders prefer that you do not finance it with a standard residential mortgage. They will instead recommend a buy to let mortgage.

Typically, buy to let mortgages are more expensive than standard mortgages. For the most favorable rates, the lender may also require deposits of between 25% and 40%, although we do have access to some lenders who will consider deposits as little as 15%.

What should I consider when going for a buy to let mortgage?

Personal buy to let mortgages

This is simply buying property to let in your name. The terms of personal buy to let mortgages have changed since the implementation of tax changes in 2017. In more recent times even more of the favourable tax breaks and perks have been removed from those investing in property in their own personal name. Speak with DNA today to discuss what might work best for your circumstances.

Limited company buy to let mortgages

This refers to buying rental property under a company under a special purpose vehicle (SPV). This way, you get to own the rental property under a limited company name. Investing under an SPV can have some great benefits and tax incentives. Careful consideration should be given to whether you invest in property through your own personal name or a limited company.

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What are buy to let mortgages?

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What types of buy to let mortgage are there?

You can choose to get a personal buy to let mortgage or a limited company buy to let mortgage.


What are buy to let mortgages?

A buy to let mortgage is a type of mortgage specifically sold to individuals or companies looking to buy property as a form of investment as opposed to a place to live. If you are interested in buying a property for rent, most lenders prefer that you do not finance it with a standard residential mortgage and will instead recommend a buy to let mortgage.


What is an income multiple?

An income multiple is what a lender occasionally uses to calculate a maximum figure they can look to lend you for a mortgage, for example; 4.5x income multiple on an income of £30,000 per annum would amount to a £135,000 mortgage. This however could reduce when the overall affordability of an application is looked into. Details such as monthly commitments on both household costs, bills etc, along with unsecured credit commitments such as credit cards or car finance will all have a bearing on what they lender deems to be ‘affordable’. Lenders have tightened their affordability models and how they assess a mortgage application and therefore it is now key to ensure that consumers are comfortable with mortgage repayments.


How much can I borrow?

This all depends on your personal circumstances. Many factors go into making a decision on how much you are eligible to borrow from a lender when enquiring about a mortgage. These include ‘income multiples’ (please see above what is an income multiple section for more details), your credit score (please see what is a credit score section above for more details), your overall finances – how much you currently have as unsecured debt, how many dependents you have, what mortgage term you will be looking at, what product you will consider and last but certainly not least your income. These are just a few of the factors taken into consideration, but as professional mortgage specialists, we can help advise you on your mortgage needs.

DNA Financial Solutions Privacy Notice

Why should you read this document?

During the course of dealing with us, we will ask you to provide us with detailed personal information relating to your existing circumstances, your financial situation and, in some cases, your health and family health history (Your Personal Data). This document is important as it allows us to explain to you what we will need to do with Your Personal Data, and the various rights you have in relation to Your Personal Data. The Data Protection Officer for DNA Financial Solutions is Drew Turner. We are registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ZA239120)

What do we mean by “Your Personal Data”?

Your Personal Data means any information that describes or relates to your personal circumstances. Your Personal Data may identify you directly, for example your name, address, date of birth, national insurance number. Your Personal Data may also identify you indirectly, for example, your employment situation, your physical and mental health history, or any other information that could be associated with your cultural or social identity. In the context of providing you with assistance in relation to your Mortgage and Protection requirements Your Personal Data may include:

The basis upon which our firm will deal with Your Personal Data

When we speak with you about your mortgage requirements, we do so on the basis that both parties are entering a contract for the supply of services. In order to perform that contract, and to arrange the products you require, we have the right to use Your Personal Data for the purposes detailed below. Alternatively, either in the course of initial discussions with you or when the contract between us has come to an end for whatever reason, we have the right to use Your Personal Data provided it is in our legitimate business interest to do so and your rights are not affected. For example, we may need to respond to requests from mortgage lenders, insurance providers and our Compliance Service Provider relating to the advice we have given to you, or to make contact with you to seek feedback on the service you received. On occasion, we will use Your Personal Data for contractual responsibilities we may owe our regulator, The Financial Conduct Authority, or for wider compliance with any legal or regulatory obligation to which we might be subject. In such circumstances, we would be processing Your Personal Data in order to meet a legal, compliance or other regulatory obligation to which we are subject.

How do we collect Your Personal Data?

We will collect and record Your Personal Data from a variety of sources, but mainly directly from you. You will usually provide information during the course of our initial meetings or conversations with you to establish your circumstances and needs and preferences in relation to mortgages You will provide information to us verbally and in writing, including email. We may also obtain some information from third parties, for example, credit checks, information from your employer, and searches of information in the public domain such as the voters roll. If we use technology solutions to assist in the collection of Your Personal Data for example software that is able to verify your credit status. We will only do this if we have consent from you for us or our nominated processor to access your information in this manner. With regards to electronic ID checks we would not require your consent but will inform you of how such software operates and the purpose for which it is used.

What happens to Your Personal Data when it is disclosed to us?

In the course of handling Your Personal Data, we will:

Sharing Your Personal Data

From time to time Your Personal Data will be shared with:

In each case, Your Personal Data will only be shared for the purposes set out in this Customer Privacy Notice, i.e. to progress your mortgage enquiry and to provide you with our professional services. Please note that this sharing of Your Personal Data does not entitle such third parties to send you marketing or promotional messages: it is shared to ensure we can adequately fulfil our responsibilities to you, and as otherwise set out in this Customer Privacy Notice. We do not envisage that the performance by us of our service will involve Your Personal Data being transferred outside of the European Economic Area.

Security and retention of Your Personal Data

Your privacy is important to us and we will keep Your Personal Data secure in accordance with our legal responsibilities. We will take reasonable steps to safeguard Your Personal Data against it being accessed unlawfully or maliciously by a third party. We also expect you to take reasonable steps to safeguard your own privacy when transferring information to us, such as not sending confidential information over unprotected email, ensuring email attachments are password protected or encrypted and only using secure methods of postage when original documentation is being sent to us. Your Personal Data will be retained by us either electronically or in paper format for a minimum of six years, or in instances whereby we have legal right to such information we will retain records indefinitely.

Your rights in relation to Your Personal Data

You have the right to request a copy of the personal information that we hold about you, its origin and any recipients of it as well as the purpose of any data processing carried out.

If you have any questions or would like to exercise your right under this Privacy Policy, please contact Drew Turner via the following methods; Email – hello@dnafs.co.uk Phone – 07943 873384 We will aim to respond to all requests within 30 days except in instances where the request may be complex. We shall let you know within the 30-day period if we will need more time but no longer than 90 days. If you have any concerns or complaints as to how we have handled Your Personal Data you may lodge a complaint with the UK's data protection regulator, the ICO, who can be contacted through their website at https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/ or by writing to Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.