Buy to let

A buy-to-let or buy to rent mortgage is a type of mortgage specifically for properties that are owned or purchased with the intention of renting them out.

They're often set up on an interest-only basis, which means you only make monthly interest payments each month. The outstanding loan balance, the amount you borrow, doesn't reduce and is paid back at the end of the mortgage term via a suitable repayment vehicle, usually the sale of the property.

If you rent out a property on which you only have a residential mortgage, you’ll be in breach of your mortgage conditions, which could put your property at risk of repossession. To rent out your property without breaching your mortgage agreement you would have to either obtain consent to let from your existing lender, or switch to a buy-to-let product.

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