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You have to wait 6 months to remortgage your BTL. True or False?

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I keep hearing about the 6-month rule – technically it’s not a rule as lenders view it very differently. Some enforce it almost to the minute whilst others are more comfortable.I keep hearing about the 6-month rule – technically it’s not a rule as lenders view it very differently. Some enforce it almost to the minute whilst others are more comfortable.

It’s not just your ownership but the sellers as well so always ask how long they have owned it.
There are several competitive BTL lenders who will accept an application within 6 months. Reasons to remortgage early include:

• Repay a more expensive short-term/bridging loan
• Release your cash earlier to buy your next property
• Improve your interest rate
• Obtain a mortgage on the increased value if you have refurbished it

Contact Searchlight now to see how we can help.

BTL Mortgages for Unusual Properties

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Unusual properties that some lenders are happy with :

• Japanese Knotweed- restrictions relaxed

• Wimpey No Fines (If constructed post-1964 and not a bungalow or a flat)

• Laing Easiform (if constructed post-1966 and not a bungalow or a flat)

• Ex-local authority houses

• New Build flats

• Properties next door to one you already own

• Flats on one title

All are subject to valuer’s opinion.

Contact us now to see how we can help with an unusual property!

All products are aimed at UK business BTL landlords and subject to underwriting. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on a mortgage or any debt secured upon it.

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