Ipswich Building Society launches holiday let mortgage range

Ipswich Building Society has launched a holiday let mortgage range with a maximum loan-to-value (LTV) of 80%.

All products are available exclusively for properties purchased with the intention of letting for holiday purposes and need to be based in the society’s heartland area of Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

Richard Norrington, chief executive at Ipswich Building Society, said: “It’s no surprise that properties located within rural settings and coastlines are the most popular holiday let destinations.

“I am confident that our heartland region of Suffolk and the surrounding counties will be of keen interest to people thinking about buying a holiday let property.

“Brimming with beautiful countryside and coastal locations, this area generates high demand from UK tourists seeking a ‘staycation’, as well as foreign holidaymakers looking to discover a piece of rural Britain.”

The products are available on capital and interest or interest-only repayment basis.

There’s a 2-year fixed rate at 2.95%, a 2-year discount rate at the society’s standard variable rate minus 2.94%, giving a current pay rate of 2.80% for two years from the completion date and a 3-year fixed rate at 3.10%.

All products have an application fee of £199, a completion fee of £950, a CHAPS fee of £35 and a tiered valuation fee based on property value applies.

All remortgage applicants benefit from a free valuation up to a maximum property value of £1m and access to fee assisted legal services.

The products are available to direct applicants, intermediaries based in the society’s heartland area and members of selected networks and clubs.

Kate Ley, head of mortgage sales at Ipswich Building Society, added: “Our customers are always at the heart of our product development process.

“We hope that by applying a competitive minimum income cap and accepting pension income when assessing affordability, we can help retired applicants with their holiday let decisions as well as providing options for younger applicants, such as those first entering the holiday let market.”

During the initial mortgage term, the society offers fee-free overpayments up to 50% of the original loan amount.

All products are subject to a maximum 25-year term with no maximum age restriction; a minimum loan cap of £75,000 and a maximum loan cap of £500,000 apply, with a minimum property value of £100,000.

To calculate the potential rental income, a holiday letting agent letter will be required confirming the known weekly rental income, or anticipated revenue during low, medium, and high season.

An average will be taken and multiplied by up to 35 weeks to give an indicative annual figure. Owners may occupy the mortgaged holiday let property for personal use for up to 60 days per year.

All applicants must already own or mortgage their own residential property, and applications from first time or existing holiday let owners are welcomed.

A minimum age of 21 applies for an existing property landlord or 30 for a first-time landlord.




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