BUY TO LET
Do you need professional and expert Buy to Let mortgage advice?
Buying an investment property is an investment in your own future. The rent you receive can help pay the mortgage and provide you with an income. Whether you are a novice investor buying your first investment property or more experienced with a portfolio of properties, we can offer sound impartial advice.
Your own personal MortgageLine Adviser will guide you on your Buy to Let mortgage journey from start to finish.
From your first call until you get the keys and get the property rented out. We will even help you in the future to make sure you continue to benefit from a great deal on your Buy to Let mortgage.
You would not settle for any old home so why would you settle for any old mortgage?
MortgageLine are not tied to any one mortgage provider. We look at a range of options to find the best mortgage solution for you.
Your MortgageLine Adviser will learn everything they need to know about your own unique circumstances, so that you can benefit from the best possible mortgage rate and lower repayments.
We could potentially save you tens of thousands throughout the term of your mortgage.
That’s money that is better in your pocket.
To get a buy to let mortgage approval in Ireland, there are some steps you need to take:
Research lenders: Not all lenders offer buy-to-let mortgages, so it’s important to research mortgage lenders who specialise in this type of loan. MortgageLine will help you to compare the interest rates, fees, and terms of different lenders to find the best option for your needs.
Prepare your documentation: You will need to provide documentation to support your mortgage application, including proof of income, employment, and savings. You may also need to provide information on the property you plan to purchase, including the purchase price and expected rental income.
Consider your deposit: Generally, buy-to-let mortgages require a higher deposit than standard mortgages. Mortgage Lenders will require a deposit of 30% or more, so it’s important to consider your savings and how much you can afford to put down.
Seek professional advice: It can be helpful to seek advice from a mortgage broker or financial advisor who specialises in buy-to-let mortgages. MortgageLine can help you find the best mortgage deal and navigate the mortgage application process.
Not every mortgage application is the same and that’s where MortgageLine can help. We will take the time to understand your own unique situation and explain your options.
Our Mortgage Advisers are fully qualified and experienced. We have seen every type of mortgage application over the years and will be able to put you on the path to a successful mortgage application.
Our Mortgage Calculators will help you get started, however unless you are a personal finance expert you will need help making the important decisions.
That is where we come in. Our expert Financial Advisers will manage your mortgage application from start to finish.
A buy-to-let mortgage is a loan used to purchase a residential property that you intend to rent out. You may have an existing property that you are currently living in but you intend to move and rent it out. This is ok but before you rent out the property you will need to get the mortgage lender’s permission. Your standard mortgage will then become a buy to let mortgage.
Buy to let mortgage interest rates are generally a bit higher than normal residential mortgage rates. Buy to let mortgages are more of a niche product that not all mortgage lenders provide and hence why they charge higher mortgage interest rates. In some cases if you are buying a holiday home then you may be able to secure normal homeloan mortgage rates. Ask your MortgageLine Adviser for details.
BTL mortgages, sometimes referred to as ‘landlord mortgages’ can be used to buy residential rental property, student accommodation, holiday homes, or anything in between.
With a Homeloan the mortgage holder will likely be the permanent resident of the property, whereas with a buy to let these types of mortgages are specifically designed for letting to tenants.
The majority of residential mortgages are repayment mortgages. This means you repay a portion of the loan and interest every month. Buy to let mortgages on the other hand can be taken out on an interest-only basis, so you will only be required to repay the mortgage interest each month and the mortgage balance will remain the same.
How much you can borrow for a BTL mortgage usually boils down to the amount of rental income that you’re expecting to receive from the tenants of the property. Usually, the income needs to be at least 25-30% higher than what you’re paying for the mortgage.
Most lenders like to see a rental return of 125% or more, and they will stress-test this using your projected rental income and qualifying mortgage rate.
Rental yield refers to the amount of money you make on a Buy to let property by measuring the difference between your overall costs and the income you receive from letting it out. This is calculated by dividing the purchase price by the amount of yearly rent generated. A rental yield of 8% or more is generally viewed as healthy.
As an example, if the purchase price of your property was €200,000 and your tenants pay €350 a week rent, the annual rent €18,200, making your property yield just under 11%.
While the majority of buy-to-let mortgage providers base affordability on projected rental income, some will only agree to lend if you bring in a certain amount from other sources – regardless of whether you intend your investment to be self-funding.
Deposit requirements for buy-to-let mortgages are far higher than residential ones, as they are considered a riskier investment.
The standard loan-to-value (LTV) for BTL is 70%. This is the max that mortgage lenders are allowed to let you borrow on a rental property. This is a Central Bank of Ireland restriction. The banks are not allowed to extend mortgage loans of more than 70% LTV.
Generally speaking, the more deposit you’re able to put down, the more favourable the interest rates you’re likely to be offered.
As a general rule, most BTL lenders will only consider applicants over the age of 21 for a BTL mortgage. However a mortgage lender will also generally want you to own your own home already and have a regular income.
Some mortgage lenders will want the buy to let mortgage to be finished before you are age 70 but others will let you go up to age 75.
If you’re concerned that your age will negatively impact your BTL application, get in touch to discuss your options.
If you’ve got the means and opportunity, becoming a landlord can be a tempting investment prospect. But it’s important to understand the market and what you’re letting yourself in for – why not ask a mortgage broker to explain the process in more detail?
Becoming a buy-to-let landlord is a big commitment, and you should give it plenty of thought before jumping into a decision.
If you have questions and want to discuss the viability of a Buy to Let mortgage then a good starting point is to have a chat with a mortgage broker. A mortgage broker, like MortgageLine, will take the time to understand your individual requirements and investment goals, and recommend the next steps to take.