Deposits For Holiday Let Mortgages
When purchasing a property with the aid of a holiday let mortgage you will need to provide a cash deposit of at least 25%.
The source of the deposit is an important consideration that is often overlooked by many purchasers.
Deposits can come from:
- Cash savings
- Property sale
- Gifted money
There are some pitfalls when dealing with raising a deposit by remortgaging a property you already own, that if overlooked can ruin a good case or cost an applicant quite a bit of money in abortive costs.
Issues that often arise when trying to raise a deposit from equity in other properties:
- The current mortgage is tied to an existing lender with large Early Repayment Charges and they won’t offer you a further advance
- Currently you’re enjoying a great long term low rate deal that’s too good to let go, but your lender won’t offer a further advance
In addition to obstacles in raising the deposit for the purchase of a holiday let, there is also the real possibility of going about it the wrong way!
The list of potential deal breakers is too varied to include them all here, so to avoid a costly mistake please speak to us first in order to make sure that both sides of the transaction are fit for purpose.