5 year discount rate ex-pat buy to let
Discounted for 5 years
This product may be withdrawn at any time.
Product key features
Who's the product for?
Our ex-pat buy to let products are available to expatriates residing in countries that are included in the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) approved list and the UAE (subject to individual case assessment) with the current exception of Russia. Please contact us directly to discuss acceptable countries.
You must be aged 21 or over and the term can’t go beyond the eldest borrowers 85th birthday. You must also earn at least £20,000, or local currency equivalent. If you’re a self-employed professional landlord, we’ll accept rental income as your source of income.
You must hold a valid notice address in the UK. A solicitor's or family member's address is acceptable.
You must also hold a UK bank account. Your mortgage payments and rental payments must be serviced by the same UK bank account.
Experienced landlords and self-employed
If you’ve currently got a buy to let property, or you’ve had one in the last 12 months we’ll happily accept you as an experienced landlord. For basic rate tax-payers, expected rental income must cover 125% of the mortgage payment amount on a rate of 5.5%* and this increases to 130% of the mortgage payment amount on a rate of 5.5%* for higher rate taxpayers.
*or the applicable fixed rate if 5 years or longer.
First time landlords
If you have not held a property on a buy to let basis during the previous 12 months, we will class you as a first time landlord. If you’re a basic rate tax-payer then rental income must cover 140% of the mortgage payment amount on a rate of 5.5%*. For higher rate taxpayers, rental income coverage increases to 145% of the mortgage payment amount on a rate of 5.5%*.
*or the applicable fixed rate if 5 years or longer.
If your portfolio is less than four mortgaged buy to let properties when the mortgage completes then we can help. We don't have a limit on the overall portfolio size, but a maximum limit of £1million held on mortgage with us does apply (including residential lending).
The following application types aren’t accepted:
- Studio or one bedroom apartments;
- Local authority flats, flats in block of more than five storeys or flats above commercial premises;
- Applications from limited companies;
- Applications where you’ll occupy the property either now or in the future, will be let to a family member, or where up to 40% is occupied by the owner with the remainder let; and
- Multiple occupancy lets, DSS tenants, student let or sub-letting.
Product related fees
There is an arrangement fee of 1.25% of the mortgage amount that can be deducted from the mortgage or added to the amount borrowed. If you choose to add the fee to your mortgage you'll pay interest on the fee at the same rate as your mortgage.
Valuation fee contribution: We'll cover the cost of one standard mortgage valuation on a property valued up to £400,000, which is equivalent to £350 contribution towards the cost of a standard valuation. You can choose to have a RICS Homebuyers Report, however you'll have to cover the difference in cost.
Fees assisted legals: We'll cover the costs of any standard legal fees involved. You will have to pay any non-standard costs and you'll be advised if any should apply. If you choose to use our own conveyancers they'll only act for us and not for you during the remortgage transaction. If you need to add or remove a name on the mortgage you must appoint your own solicitors, and you'll receive £150 cashback towards your costs. If you choose to appoint your own solicitors for this transaction we'll provide £150 cashback towards your costs.
Mortgage amounts and interest rate floor
There is a minimum mortgage amount of £50,000 and a maximum mortgage amount of £500,000.
The maximum loan to value is 70%.
The interest rate is floored meaning it cannot fall below 2.94%.
Mortgage repayment terms
You can repay your mortgage over a minimum of 5 years and a maximum of 35 years.
Early Repayment Charges
There are no Early Repayment Charges meaning you can make overpayments whenever you like without charge.
Mortgage tariff of charges
The mortgage tariff of charges details the various fees and charges that may apply during the term of your mortgage.
A mortgage of £213,000 payable over 21 years on a discounted variable rate for 5 years, currently 2.94% (equal to a 2.80% discount from our BTLVR) and then our BTLVR, currently 5.74% for the remaining term would require an initial payment of £545.78 followed by 59 monthly payments of £528.37 and 192 monthly payments of £1,031.63.
The total amount payable would be £445,605.07 made up of the mortgage amount plus interest (£232,455.07), an arrangement fee of £2,662.50 , a telegraphic transfer fee of £25 and mortgage exit fees of £125.
The overall cost for comparison is 4.9% APRC representative.
Here to help you...
- Discuss your options
- Answer any of your buy to let questions
- Help you understand our rental income requirements
- Talk through our lending criteria
Your property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.