SPV-What does it mean?

An SPV is short for (Special Purpose Vehicle). It’s jargon for a company set up specifically for one purpose. In this case to own property. Most lenders prefer this type of company as there is no baggage from the day to day trading activities if the company carried out a business or service.

We then have the SIC code. That’s a 5 digit code that every company has depending on its activity. The ones that are acceptable to lenders for property investment are:

• 68100 Buying and selling of own real estate
• 68201 Renting and operating of Housing Association real estate
• 68209 Other letting and operating of own or leased real estate
• 68320 Management of real estate on a fee or contract basis

The SIC code is advised to Companies House on the incorporation of the company or can be amended on your annual return. If the return is not due it can be brought forward or resubmitted.

The company does not need any history. The application to the lender can go in as soon as the company is set up.

Please bear in mind that most lenders will require all directors to go on the application and personally guarantee the loan.

We have access to all the lenders that provide Limited Company BTL mortgages so please contact us if you have an enquiry.

Searchlight Finance Ltd is a broker not a lender.

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Searchlight Finance Ltd is registered at 98, King Street, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6HQ. Company Register number is 07929050.

Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Our FCA registration number is 743220. You can check via www.register.fca.org.

We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office, Z3109319 and you can check via www.ico.org.uk.

We conduct both regulated and unregulated business and therefore not all products provided through us are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

We source finance from the whole of market and may receive commissions that will vary depending on the lender, product, or other permissible factors. The nature of any commission model will be confirmed to you before you proceed.

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