Letting of property
You may want to let out your property for a short period of time. We allow customers to let property, providing they adhere to the following criteria:
- Only short term letting is permitted, this means that we cannot allow you to let your property for more than 12 months at a time.
- The mortgage must have been in force for at least 12 months before the property can be let.
- Consent to let your property is only provided for mortgages with up to 85% Loan to Value.
When letting a property, a fee will be applied. To find out what the fee would be, please contact us and we can advise you, or view our Tariff of charges. There will also be a 1% rate increase applied to your current mortgage rates. The fee and 1% increase is not applied for borrowers letting their property whilst serving away in the armed forces.
When letting a property, no variations on the mortgage can be completed. For example, this means that we will not process any product switches or allow any additional lending.
- In England and Wales, property must be let via Assured Shorthold Tenancy.
- In Scotland, the letting must comply with the requirements of a Private Residential Tenancy.
- We are unable to allow consent to let requests for customers in Northern Ireland.
- Properties must not be let by local authorities, or as a student let. Property must be let as a single property and must not be deemed an HMO (housing in multiple occupation).
You must not let your property without notifying us beforehand.
YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE