Any finance matters can be hard to deal with and when it comes to finding the best options, the majority of us simply haven't got a clue where to start looking. With this in mind there are people who specialise in holiday but to let financing and who are able to on your behalf do all the hard work for you.
These good Samaritans are called a specialist broker and if you want the best deal for your holiday buy to let finance then you would be wise to go with such a broker.
The job of the broker is not to take over but rather to work with you to find the best deal for you and your circumstances when it comes to your holiday buy to let mortgage. Mortgages are confusing at the best of times and the holiday let mortgage even more so. For those who have no clue about financial matters then a holiday let mortgage can be hard to find, when it comes to getting the best deal it can be next to impossible if you don't take on the expertise of a specialist broker.
Factors that have to be taken into consideration when it comes to the holiday buy to let mortgage are that the property meets certain requirements, if not then it could be classed as just a holiday home and there is a difference. A holiday let will have to be available to the public for renting for at least 140 days out of the year and you have to be confident that you can let it for at least 70 days in a given period of time. The renter cannot live there for more than 31 days and they cannot be family or friends who have rented the property cheaply from you.
Some lenders will ask that you earn X amount of money from your day job before considering you and others will just go on the predicted income from the holiday let, this is where the broker can help considerably when it comes to getting the best holiday to let finance deal.
- Buy to let mortgages
As lenders have become more stringent in screening for applicants, the amounts they are offering has also changed significantly. According to UK based research, only 5% of buy to let mortgages have remained from September 2007 to May 2009, with larger down payments required from the applicant.