These are long-term loans secured against a commercial property. Whether you are an owner-occupier or a landlord, mortgages can be raised against all types of property.
What is a commercial mortgage?
Lenders will have a maximum Loan to Value which they are willing to lend against a certain property type/ sector, but often it is the rental income which can dictate the maximum loan amount available, given the rent will usually be used to pay the monthly mortgage payments. The lending criteria and the lenders assessment of affordability can vary depending upon whether the property is occupied by your business, or a third party pays you rent.
You want to purchase your own trading premises:
You may be renting a premises from a third party and have the opportunity to purchase it outright or you may well be operating out of a premises that you have outgrown and therefore need to purchase something bigger. A commercial mortgage can help spread the cost of the purchase over a long period of time.
You want to purchase a commercial property as an investment:
Commercial mortgages can also be used to purchase Investment properties which are/ can be let out to third parties We have helped finance properties such as Offices, Warehouses, Hotels, Holiday lets, Nursing Homes, Restaurants, Mixed-use (Commercial properties with flats above), Blocks of flats, HMO’s (Houses in multiple occupation) and student accommodation., Almost any type of property can be purchased using a commercial mortgage as long as it generates an income, or your business can trade from it.
You want to release cash tied up in a property:
You may be looking to expand your business, fund a project or simply looking to refurbish a property. We can help you unlock the equity within a commercial property, providing you with the cash and spreading the cost over a longer period
You are unhappy with your current deal:
As commercial mortgages are taken over a long period of time, more competitive or appropriate mortgage products might appear during that time. We can research the market for you and if suitable help you refinance your loan.
We were recently able to help one of our clients come out of a fixed rate commercial mortgage with an interest rate of 9.9% per annum, and move them to another lender who not only reduced the rate to 4.39% but also provided a further £50,000.00 to expand their business premises.
A mortgage lender will take a charge over the property as their security, and will provide funds for purchase or refinance, perhaps to reinvest into your business to help growth plans.
Essentially your business needs to be able to afford the monthly mortgage repayments from business turnover or profits after dividends, drawings and day to day living expenses, or the rental income needs to be sufficient enough to provide a buffer when a higher “stressed” interest rate is applied.
There can also be minimum income requirements if you are a first-time landlord.
It is our job to take some of the confusion out of the myriad of Lenders, repayment options, affordability assessments, loan to value calculations etc. We do this by understanding you as an individual, what your circumstances are and what your overall objectives are
Up to 75% Loan to value
Interest Rates from 2.4 % Over Base Rate
Interest Only loans available, as well as Repayment mortgages.
Loan terms up to 30 years
Over payments and lump sum reductions allowed
So, whether you are a new Landlord, an experienced investor, a business looking to buy a trading premises or just looking to make your assets work harder for you, we have the sector knowledge and network of lenders to help you achieve your goals.