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Principality Buy to Let – new range starts with a 1.99% rate! Buy to Let News, Landlord News, Latest Articles

Principality Buy to Let have launched a massively improved new product range only available via brokers, but I have added them to our Buy to Let Mortgage Calculator and Sourcing system.

The Headline grabber is a 1.99% two year tracker BBR + 1.49% until 30/11/2015 with a maximum 60% Loan to Value and a 2.5% Product Fee. This also comes with a Free Valuation and Legals for a remortgage. Reverts to standard variable rate currently 4.99%.

This could be great value on a smaller remortgage, because of the percentage fee and free Val/Legals.

Other stand out products:

All including Free Valuations and Legals for a remortgage

2.99% Penalty free two year discount max 60% LTV, Product fee 1%

3.19% Two year discount max 70% LTV, product fee £999

3.49% Two year discount max 75% LTV, product fee £999

These are not high LTV products, but could be great value in the right circumstance, or you could even add the Castle Trust equity loan!

Standard Criteria for Principality:

  • Minimum Loan amount £25,000
  • Minimum Property Value £50,000
  • Minimum earned Income £20,000 or £30,000 for joint applicants
  • Maximum of 5 BTL properties with all lenders
  • Stress tested at 5.99% notional rate and 125% interest cover allows you to borrow 160.26 times the monthly rental income
  • Maximum age at end of term 69

For more information on the above products and to source a Buy to Let quote please Click Here

or if you need assistance and advice arranging a mortgage:

Email: Info@property118.com

Call: 01603 489118Principality Buy to Let


Judge Hits Out at Buy to Let Lender’s Poor Underwriting Buy to Let News, Latest Articles, Property Market News

A buy to let lender was slammed for a landlord mortgage of £166,500 without carrying out proper income checks in a negligence case at the High Court.

GMAC-RFC – now trading as Paratus-AMC – agreed the 90% loan-to-value advance on a £185,000 property valuation from Countrywide in 2004. Continue reading Judge Hits Out at Buy to Let Lender’s Poor Underwriting


Judges back valuers in buy to let negligence appeal Latest Articles, Property Investment News

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-Landlord loses battle for compensation-

Buy to let landlords have lost the chance to claim compensation from surveyors who overvalued an investment property following a successful appeal.

The Court of Appeal reversed a previous ruling against Bank of Scotland owned valuers Colleys in which a judge held a surveyor had a duty of care to a home buyer.

The decision means a valuer instructed by a lender has no legal obligation to a buyer who may rely on their valuation to underwrite the price and likely rent a property will achieve. Continue reading Judges back valuers in buy to let negligence appeal


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