Buy-to-let mortgages are designed to help landlords buy property to rent out privately.
Most will require a deposit of at least 25% of the property's value, and will insist that the rent you get for the property is equivalent to at least 120% of the mortgage payment you owe the lender each month. Some will also ask that you as a landlord have another stream of income, rather than relying on your tenants' rent.
There are over 50 lenders offering buy-to-let mortgages in the UK, mostly available via professional advisers. The rates charged are higher than those offered on residential mortgages, but not hugely so. Fees, however, can be hefty.
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