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    • 24102017
    • By 24102017 13th Jan 18, 3:57 PM
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    BTL mortgage - first time buyer
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    • 13th Jan 18, 3:57 PM
    BTL mortgage - first time buyer 13th Jan 18 at 3:57 PM

    Quick question.

    Are there any lenders willing and legally allowed to loan a BTL mortgage to a first time buyer?

    I want to invest my savings into propery (100k) with a potential small BTL mortgage (up to 100k). I would like to get on the property ladder, but I dont want to settle with a residential mortgage. I work around the world and want flexibility. The idea is to hold it and then sell or live in it 10, 20 or 30 years from now. I would invest in a growing Northern city, not far from uniersities or places of work, a 2 or 3 bed property, and rent it by room.

    The option of a BTL mortgage expands my budget. I could buy with 100k cash, but the options are restricted. In this case, again, I would rent it out, probably by room, for the medium to long term.

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    • Thrugelmir
    • By Thrugelmir 13th Jan 18, 4:46 PM
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    Are there any lenders willing and legally allowed to loan a BTL mortgage to a first time buyer?
    Originally posted by 24102017
    Nothing illegal in lending to a first time buyer. More a question of meeting the lenders criteria which encompasses their regulatory responsibilities.

    Majority of BTL lending is undertaken through mortgage brokers. To ascertain your options that's your starting point.

    As you intend to let the property on an HMO basis. I'd suggest you are prepared to provide a business plan. An absent landlord will add an additional cost of management as well.
    Financial disasters happen when the last person who can remember what went wrong last time has left the building.
    • ACG
    • By ACG 13th Jan 18, 4:58 PM
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    It can be done. I have a client who I did this for last year.
    You need to get the lender on board that you will not be residing in the property and working abroad should help with that.

    You will have limited options, but you shoudl still have decent rates open to you.
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