What is a buy to let portfolio mortgage?
Buy to let portfolio mortgages are intended for those landlords who have – or who plan to have – more than one buy-to-let property.
Although a portfolio mortgage can incorporate mortgages for several properties, some or all of which might attract different interest rates, it is treated as a single mortgage account by the lender. Rental income and the loan-to-value ratio are averaged out across the portfolio, meaning any surplus may be leveraged to extend the portfolio.
Say, for example, that the total value of the portfolio is £2.5 million and the outstanding loan amount is £1.5 million. Assuming that the maximum loan-to-value ratio of the total portfolio is 75%, that means you potentially have access to additional borrowing of £375,000 which you can use to extend your portfolio.
Say you purchase a property worth £200,000; once that has been added to your portfolio, you still have available credit of £325,000. That is derived from a new total portfolio value of £2.7 million (£2.5 million plus the new property valued at £200,000) with an outstanding total loan amount of £1.7 million (the previous loan amount of £1.5 million plus the mortgage against the new property).
The more properties are owned, the more any risk is spread. It becomes easier not only to draw on the revolving credit facility the portfolio mortgage offers, but also to accommodate periods when rental properties are untenanted; the overall income from the tenanted properties will make up the shortfall.
Mortgage Broker for Portfolio Landlords
Anyone wanting to know more about portfolio landlord mortgages should seek specialist advice. Here at Just Mortgage Brokers we have a team of specialists with the necessary depth and breadth of experience to guide you through your options and find the best solution for your needs. Contact us today for expert advice with regard to managing your buy-to-let portfolio.