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A commercial mortgage is a loan secured on a non-residential property. Typically, a commercial mortgage is used to purchase, refinance, refurbish or develop a property used for business purposes.
Commercial mortgage terms offered by lenders range from 3 to 30 years.
Commercial mortgage lenders’ rates vary from lender to lender and often depend on the type of commercial mortgage. The type of commercial mortgage required will usually depend on the property development.
These are often used by business owners for remortgaging or purchasing commercial owner-occupied premises, for example office space. Commercial mortgage lenders generally provide up to 75% Loan to Value for an owner-occupier mortgage.
For example: A business, who owned a factory in North London, signed a new lease for 10 years. Unfortunately, their bank decided to exit the market and the business had to repay the bank as soon as possible. The business secured an owner-occupier mortgage with another lender to repay their existing finance.
These are often used by those looking to invest in commercial property, such as a house in multiple occupation (HMO). Lenders usually provide up to 65% Loan to Value for a commercial investment mortgage.
For example: A landlord, needed to refinance their buy to let property in order to stabilise their finances. They approached a lender and secured a 10 year interest only commercial investment mortgage, which ensured they could refinance their buy to let property.
Commercial mortgages may be used for a:
Typically, borrowers will have to meet a certain criteria before securing a commercial mortgage.
To access commercial finance, borrowers will have to provide certain documentation such as their credit history, business accounts or profit and loss accounts to the lender. This enables the lender to make an informed decision and assess the likelihood that the commercial mortgage will be repaid.
Commercial lenders will use a non-residential property as security for the commercial mortgage. This is to ensure that the lender has a course of action in the event that the borrower cannot afford the commercial mortgage repayments.
Unlike residential mortgages, which generally require a deposit of 10%, to secure commercial finance the borrower will typically need a deposit of up to 30%.
If you need a commercial mortgage, unless you're a developer with an in-depth knowledge of the financial services industry, it is advisable to contact a professional broker.
As a specialist property finance broker, Clifton Private Finance can provide a clear picture of the mortgages available to you. We will assess your specific set of circumstances and arrange a mortgage solution tailored to your needs.
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