85% loan-to-value buy-to-let mortgage products released by Kensington
Author: Andy Bedford » Publish Date: 10 February 2011
It has been a long time since we’ve had significant news about new products; this morning, Kensington Mortgages announced one of the most significant indicators to date; that mortgage lending is returning to normality.
Their new buy-to-let product range is available up to 85% loan-to-value even for first-time landlords; although the arrangement fees on the 85% product are 2.5%, it is still a step forward for buy-to-let landlords.
It is available on up to 3 properties, with an interest rate of 5.99% fixed for two years, and a portfolio maximum of £1 Million or three properties on the product.
Rental coverage requirements are also lower than the competition, with a rental yield requirement of 120% coverage at the pay rate; this should help to ensure that the products are viable.
The range also allows first-time landlords into the market at 80%, and at this loan-to-value, there is a flat fee product option in addition to the 2.5% fee option, which will work well for those borrowers with higher property values.
The products are available for purchase and remortgage; however, they are only available for properties in England and Wales and have a minimum income requirement of £25,000 or £30,000 above 75% loan-to-value.
For more information on these products, please call one of our mortgage advisors on 0345 4594490.