Holiday Let Mortgages is a trading style of Drake Mortgages Limited which is a Independent Mortgage Broker. This means that we are free from any outside influences in terms of where we can go to get you the best mortgage rates and deals available.

We specialise in providing mortgage and finance advice to those people who wish to purchase or refinance a UK holiday home or holiday let property

This is a very niche area of business and many lenders will not accept properties that are used or will be used as short-term holiday lets.

As a specialist in this market since 2006, we have a full understanding of the eligibility criteria set by lenders that will accept properties used as short-term lets.

Our mortgage brokers are highly experienced in their field and know which lenders to approach in order to obtain the most suitable finance arrangement, at the lowest cost. Holiday homes located in Scotland, including the Islands of Mull, Arran, Skye and Harris, properties with unusual construction or a section 106 Occupancy Restrictions (used as a holiday let or second home only) can all be financed.

Properties of standard construction, on certain high end holiday parks, can also be financed.

For each mortgage we will confirm the costs, fees and type of mortgage package on offer.

There are less options for holiday let mortgages when compared to the buy to let market, but we will do our best to match your request for tracker rates, fixed rates, interest only etc.

If you are happy to accept documentation by email then we will normally send these to you on the same day. This will include the lenders application form and any paperwork or fee requirements.

Typically, we will require:

  • Completed lenders application form
  • Our signed Terms of Business and broker fee
  • Cheque for lenders fee/s
  • ID and address documents to comply with Money Laundering rules
  • A letter from a Holiday Let Agent, detailing actual/projected Holiday Let GROSS income, for low, mid and high season weekly rates, with an annual projected income total, or accounts for the business if you are buying an existing holiday let business/property
  • Pay slips, P60, Accounts

We will begin processing your holiday let mortgage application once these have been received. Your adviser will check the application form to ensure all is correct before passing the file to our dedicated admin team. They will then either submit the application electronically or post the pack out to the lender.

Our administrators will continue to monitor and chase the progress of your application until an offer of advance is issued by the lender. This will be checked for accuracy and any errors will be amended.

Commercial and Semi Commercial Holiday Let Mortgages

Our commercial mortgage department has access to lenders that specialise in mortgages to purchase or re-finance self-catering businesses, such as:

  • holiday complexes
  • multiple unit holiday let businesses
  • barn conversion complexes
  • mixed use holiday let complexes ( part residential, part commercial)
  • mortgages to purchase or refinance a holiday let businesses, where loans exceed 500K.
  • mixed use properties, where the owner will be resident at the “site”, whilst running the out buildings as a holiday let business.

Please contact us to discuss your holiday let mortgage requirements or call 0800 840 3111

Other Information

Tax info
Tax info

Understanding the tax liabilities (and breaks) that are typically associated with a holiday let property can help you calculate the profitability of your investment.

Read our short guide here for more information …

Case Studies
Case Studies

At Holiday Let Mortgages we like to try and help our customers understand exactly what we do by using real case studies to bring our work to life.

Read on for some real stories of customers we have helped …

Jargon buster
Jargon buster

We believe in plain speaking and try to avoid jargon at all costs. That said, sometimes we have to use it.

Read our short Jargon Busting guide, helping you understand your BBR from Debenture, and your Mundic from LIBOR …