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Can I do a Let To Buy, to enable me to move home?

Posted on 30 September 2013 by Beth


Can I do a Let To Buy, to enable me to move home?

My house is valued at £154,000 and I owe £80,000 could I use £30,000 of the equity as deposit on another house and then let the first one?

Dear Beth,

Thank you for your enquiry. Raising £30,000 on your existing property will increase the loan to £110,000 and the loan to value (LTV) to 71.4% which should place you in a comfortable position to achieve this goal. Of course the rental income should be sufficient to cover the mortgage as well.

Selecting the right lenders for the purchase and re-mortgage is a scenario we encounter on a daily basis and our advisers can position both cases. As some banks will not allow capital raising for the deposit and others may not be comfortable woth affordability stretched on two properties, it is vital that you obtain professional advice.

If you'd like to explore your options in more detail, then please let me know and I'll arrange for one of our consultants to contact you.

Regards,

Simon

simon.collins@johncharcol.co.uk

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