We own our home outright, can we rent it out and buy a new house?

Posted on 14 November 2013 by Dan

We own our home outright, can we rent it out and buy a new house?

We own our property outright. Valued at £145k. The rental appraisal is valued at circa £600pcm. We have a further cash sum of £40k. We would like to rent out our house and buy somewhere with a value of around £260k. Is this possible. My earnings are £25k before tax.


What you are looking to do is known as a "Let To Buy", whereby you capital raise on your existing property at the same time as moving it onto to a Buy To Let basis. You then use the funds raised as the deposit for your new main residence.

Typically most lenders cap the borrowing on your current property at 75% of the value (though there are a few who do go higher), which means that we could raise a mortgage of £108,750, which you would add to the £40,000 to go towards the deposit on the new property. The loan can sometimes be restricted by the level of rental income received, with lenders typically looking for the rent to be a minimum of 125% of the monthly payment at either the pay rate or a notional rate (say 5%). Either way in your case there seems to be easily enough rent to cover this.

At the same time we would then arrange a main residence mortgage for you for your new home, in the region of £111,250 which with your earnings of £25,000 should be fairly staright forward to achieve.

One of the real plus points of 'Let To Buy' is that we can choose from the whole of the mortgage for both mortgages, rather than one lender to do both.

If this sounds of interest to you, then please let me know when you are available, and I'll arrange for you to speak in more detail to one of our consultants.




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