£240,000 Expat Holiday Let Remortgage

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Tuesday January 27, 2015

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Case profile

The client, who is a Senior Business Manager in the construction industry, is a 65 year old British national who relocated to Norway over 40 years ago. Although based in Norway, he spends a lot of time working overseas, making his pay and tax arrangements complex.

After inheriting a cottage in Cornwall, the client spent £290,000 extending and fully renovating the property. This was financed from a combination of savings, a bridging loan from Norway (secured on the UK property) and over £80,000 from credit cards and unsecured loans.

Now the renovations are complete, the property is to be rented out during the summer months on a holiday let basis, and the client will vacation there with his family in the winter. The client wished to raise sufficient funds against the property to repay the Norwegian loan and all of his unsecured borrowing, totalling £240,000.


We were able to find a lender who was comfortable with the client’s age, complex overseas income, lack of UK mortgage history, and requirement for £80,000 of debt consolidation. In addition, the lender was happy to agree to the client renting out the property on a short term basis during the summer, and also staying there with his family whilst back in the UK during the winter months.

As the projected rental income was not sufficient to support the loan, they assessed the mortgage purely on the client’s earned and pension incomes. In addition, the lender offered the loan over a 10 year term, taking the lending up to the client’s 75th birthday, and on interest only to keep the payments affordable.

Case highlights

Loan amount:£240,000 (57% LTV on property value of £421,000)
Rate:Lifetime discount of 1% of standard variable rate (currently 5.49%), current pay rate 4.49%
APR:Overall cost for comparison 4.6% APR representative variable
Term:10 years
Type:Interest Only
Loan purpose:Holiday Let Remortgage
Lender’s arrangement fee:1% of loan amount
*Early repayment charges:3% of the remaining balance for the first 2 years

Overall cost for comparison 4.6% APR representative variable based on a lifetime discounted rate of 4.49% over 10 years at 4.59%, the lender’s arrangement fees of 1% of £240,000 (£2,400). The actual rate available will depend on your circumstances. Ask for a personalised illustration.


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